- Big Stax 300 Main Event
- Level 28 (40000/80000/10000)
- Total Entries: 1785
- Players Left: 14
- Next Payout: $4,222
Paul Zurochka was the next to go. He was down to his last ~400k and after an under the gun open from Rob Gerrard, a flat from Joe Palma in the small blind, Zurochka re-opened the action with a shove. Gerrard took the opportunity to force Palma out of the hand with a re-raise and they went heads-up for Zurochka’s tournament life.
Zurochka 3♥5♥ vs Gerrard A♥Q♥ Pot: ~1.1M
Paul Zurochka is out in 15th place for $4,222.
Joe Palma was a bit punished by how things had played out. After flatting the small blind with 8♦7♦ and being forced out of the hand, he realized he would have played a huge pot with Gerrard and made his straight on the end. Fortunately for Gerrard, the short-stack put an end to that scenario.