- Big Stax XXI 1100 5:30 PM
- Level 27 (30000/60000/10000)
- Total Entries: 447
- Players Remaining: 4
- Average Stack: 5,587,000
- Next Payout: $32,051
Bart Golik is eliminated in 5th place for $23,943.
Travis Greenawalt opened the pot to 150k from under the gun and was 3-bet by Joe McKeehen in the cutoff to 420k. Golik was in the big blind and put in a cold 4-bet to 1.07M. Greenawalt folded before McKeehen announced he would be moving all-in. Golik had ~3.9M behind and went into the tank with his tournament life on the line. After some time, and some table talk that was shut down by the floor, Golik made the call. He was relieved to see he wouldn’t go against Aces but McKeehen has been running pure with AKs and would do so once again.
Golik K♦K♠ vs McKeehen A♣K♣ Pot: ~10M
McKeehen hits his second massive hand with AKs and now holds a commanding chip-lead to begin four-handed play.