Big Stax XXVIII Schedule

The wait is finally over!  Our 28th Big Stax event will begin in just a few weeks.  Our $300, $500, $1100 and $2500 Main Events return.  Below is the full schedule for our February event.  Structure sheets will be available on the website soon.

Day Date Time Buyin Fee Event
Mon 2/4/19 7:00 PM $100 $20 Super Satellite to Big Stax 300/500
Wed 2/6/19 11:00 AM $300 $40 Big Stax 300 : Day 1a
Thu 2/7/19 11:00 AM $300 $40 Big Stax 300 : Day 1b
Fri 2/8/19 11:00 AM $300 $40 Big Stax 300 : Day 1c
Sat 2/9/19 10:00 AM $300 $40 Big Stax 300 : Day 1d
Sun 2/10/19 11:00 AM $300 $40 Big Stax 300 : Day 2
Mon 2/11/19 12:00 PM $300 $40 Big Stax 300 : Final Day
Mon 2/11/19 5:00 PM $175 $25 Super Satellite to Big Stax 500/1100
Wed 2/13/19 5:00 PM $300 $40 NL Hold’em : Survivor ($3000 winners)
Thu 2/14/19 11:00 AM $500 $50 Big Stax 500 : Day 1a
Fri 2/15/19 11:00 AM $500 $50 Big Stax 500 : Day 1b
Sat 2/16/19 10:00 AM $500 $50 Big Stax 500 : Day 1c
Sun 2/17/19 11:00 AM $500 $50 Big Stax 500 : Day 2
Sun 2/17/19 1:00 PM $500 $60 NL Hold’em : Single Day
Mon 2/18/19 12:00 PM $500 $50 Big Stax 500 : Final Day
Mon 2/18/19 7:00 PM $150+$50 $25 NL Hold’em : Double Green Chip Bounty
Tues 2/19/19 7:00 PM $125+$100 $25 Super Satellite to Big Stax 1100 w/Black Chip Bounty
Wed 2/20/19 11:00 AM $300 $40 NL Hold’em : Seniors (50+) Event
Thurs 2/21/19 11:00 AM $100 $20 Super Satellite to Big Stax 1100
Thurs 2/21/19 7:00 PM $150+$25 $25 Super Satellite to Big Stax 1100 w/Green Chip Bounty
Fri 2/22/19 11:00 AM $1,100 $100 Big Stax 1100 : Day 1a (8-handed)
Fri 2/22/19 7:00 PM $250 $30 Super Satellite to Big Stax 1100
Sat 2/23/19 10:00 AM $1,100 $100 Big Stax 1100 : Day 1b (8-handed)
Sun 2/24/19 11:00 AM $1,100 $100 Big Stax 1100 : Day 2 (8-handed)
Sun 2/24/19 1:00 PM $1,000 $80 NL Hold’em : Single Day (8-handed)
Mon 2/25/19 12:00 PM $1,100 $100 Big Stax 1100 : Final Day (8-handed)
Mon 2/25/19 5:00 PM $500 $60 Pot Limit Omaha/NL Hold’em Mix
Tues 2/26/19 7:15 PM $100+100 $20 NL Hold’em : Tuesday Night Black Chip Bounty
Wed 2/27/18 5:00 PM $500 $60 NL Hold’em : Survivor ($5000 winners)
Thu 2/28/19 7:00 PM $265 $35 Super Satellite to Big Stax 2500
Fri 3/1/19 1:00 PM $500+$500 $60 NL Hold’em : Purple Chip Bounty
Sat 3/2/19 1:00 PM $2,375 $125 Big Stax 2500: Day 1 (8-handed)
Sun 3/3/19 1:00 PM $2,375 $125 Big Stax 2500: Day 2 (8-handed)
Mon 3/4/19 2:00 PM $2,375 $125 Big Stax 2500: Final day (8-handed)
Mon 3/4/19 7:15 PM $80+15 $25 NL Hold’em : Monday Night Green Chip Bounty

Big Stax XXVII 1100 Champion $97,756

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 10:05 PM
  •  Play Complete
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 1

Matt Shafman drove down from North Jersey this weekend, for what turned out to be his biggest live score to date.  Shafman plays mostly tournament poker, alongside of other work and businesses in the past.  Congratulations on your well earned victory.

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Matthew Shafman Big Stax XXVII 1100 Winner- $97,756

Fish Takes 2nd Place – $61,669

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 10:05 PM
  •  Play Complete
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 1

On the button, Matt Shafman makes it 360k, Fish moves all in for his remaining 3,970,000, and a quick call from Shafman who shows his pocket KK to Fish’s K10

Board: 63779 for Shafman’s KK to hold up and give Fish 2nd Place for $61,669.

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Greg “Fish” Fishberg 2nd Place- $61,669

 

Good Bluff Card Gone Bad

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 9:56 PM
  •  On Break Next Level 30 (60000/120000/60000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 2

Fish on the button opens to 360k, and Matt Shafman calls.

Flop: 697ss Shafman checks, Fish bets 375k, Shafman calls

Turn: Qd Shafman checks, Fish bets 775k, Shafman calls

River: Ah Shafman bets, Fish bets around 2.5 Mil, and Shafman calls showing his 2 pair A7 to Fish J10 (missed open ended straight draw).

Heads Up Chip Counts

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 9:35 PM
  •  On Break Next Level 30 (60000/120000/60000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 2

With his recent double, Fish is back in reach of Matt Shafman with the chip lead. Their approx chip counts below:

First Last Chip Count
Matt Shafman 12,700,000
Greg Fishberg 8,500,000

River to the Rescue

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 9:25 PM
  •  Level 29 (50000/100000/50000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 2

Matt Shafman, on the button makes it 300k, Fish goes all in with his remaining 4,050,000, and Shafman calls.

Fish: A10o

Shafman: 99

Board: QJJ8K giving Fish a straight on the river and a double up to put him right back in it.

 

Fish Crippled

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 9:15 PM
  •  Level 29 (50000/100000/50000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 2

The hands have seemed to shift back to Matt Shafman, after winning a monster pot with Q7cc when Shafman opened on the button and Fish called.

Flop: K45cc Fish checks, Shafman bets and Fish calls

Turn: 9x Fish checks, Shafman bets and Fish calls

River: 9c Fish checks, Shafman bets 790k, Fish raises to just under 3mil and Shafman calls and shows his Q7cc for a flush, and Fish mucks.

Neck and Neck

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 9:00 PM
  •  Level 29 (50000/100000/50000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 2

Greg “Fish” Fishberg, has come back to be right around even with Matt Shafman in heads up play.  In a recent hand, Shafman on button raises to 300k and Fish called.

Flop: 4x6Qhh fish checks, Shafman bets 300, Fish calls

Turn: 8s both check

River: Ad Fish checks, Shafman bets 750k and Fish calls.

Shafman: KJdd

Fish: Q10 for 2nd pair wins the hand

Heads Up Play

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 8:50 PM
  •  Level 29 (50000/100000/50000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 2

Matt Shafman on button leads to 250k and Fish calls.

Flop: 3♣8♥9♥ Fish checks, Shafman bets 400k, Fish calls

Turn: Q♣ Fish Checks, Shafman bets 1 mil, and Fish goes all in (6.65 mil total), Shafman thinks a couple mins, then folds.

Fish Builds in Heads Up Play

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 8:30 PM
  •  Level 29 (50000/100000/50000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 2

Though he still trails Matt Shafman, who appears to have roughly a 2 to 1 chip lead on him, Greg “Fish” Fishberg, has won a handful of non shown down hands to close the chip gap considerably.  In addition, he open folded his button when Shafman happen to be dealt pocket KK.  Another recent hand when Shafman led pre for 250k and Fish called.

Flop: 10Q7cc Fish checks, Shafman makes it 300k, and Fish calls

Turn: 6c both check

River: 10d Fish bets 600k and takes down pot.

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    Fish (L) Matt Shafman (R)