Bubble Time

  • Big Stax XXI 1100 3:50 PM
  • Level 19 (5000/10000/1000)
  • Total Entries: 447
  • Players Remaining: 55
  • Average Stack: 408,000

Only two more eliminations required to trigger a payday for the field. Check out the Big Stax XXI 1100 Hub for a link to the payouts. Here is a quick look at some of the latest developments around the room.

Joe McKeehen scored a full double and is now working with ~550k.

Alex Rocha was just eliminated in 56th place after running into Mike Murphy’s quads.

Jordan Zucker was put in a tough spot against the very aggressive Aaron Mermelstein. Zucker was 3-bet before the flop after opening from early position when Mermelstein was in the cutoff. Zucker had to consider that Mermelstein was abusing the bubble situation and decided to make a stand with 7x7x. Mermelstein instantly called the 302k shove with KxKx but was outflopped and beaten. Both players survive the encounter but the stacks swapped.

Kevin Grabel is also chipping up nicely and was putting some pressure on Andrew Wu in a blind vs blind spot. Grabel check/raised a 35k bet to 130k on a KxTx6x flop and received the fold from the shorter stack. Grabel is now at ~500k as well and is very active during this portion of the event.