Grabel Brings Hand For Hand

  • Big Stax XXI 1100 3:50 PM
  • Level 19 (5000/10000/1000)
  • Total Entries: 447
  • Players Remaining: 54
  • Average Stack: 413,000
Kevin Grabel
Kevin Grabel, Day 2 Level 19

The field is now on six tables and hand for hand play is beginning. It was triggered by an elimination during the following hand.

Kevin Grabel opened to 25k from under the gun and was flatted by Jim Lillis in the cutoff. Alberto Sabogali on the button, now facing a very active player and a good squeeze opportunity, shoved all-in for 189k total. After the blinds folded, Grabel immediately called and Lillis folded out leaving them heads-up.

Grabel A♦Q♣ vs Sabogali A♠10♣ Pot: ~425k

Board: K♣8♣8♥4♠9♦ 

Grabel holds after his opponent flopped some chop-outs as well as having three tens to stay alive. After the hand, Grabel is up to ~700-800k and is in a commanding position as the bubble gets underway.