McKeehen Wins Huge All-In

  • Big Stax XXI 1100 2:15 PM
  • Level 25 (20000/40000/5000)
  • Total Entries: 447
  • Players Remaining: 9
  • Average Stack: 2,483,000
  • Next Payout: $8,251
mike mercaldo
Mike Mercaldo, Day 3 Level 25

Mike Mercaldo is eliminated in 10th place for $6,773.

Kevin Grabel
Kevin Grabel, Big Stax 1100 Day 2

Kevin Grabel is eliminated in 11th place for $6,773.

Here’s how the huge hand played out:

Mike Mercaldo opened the pot to 90k from early position and was 3-bet by Joe McKeehen in the cutoff. Kevin Grabel was in the big blind and moved all-in for 450k total. Mike Mercaldo then pushed all-in to isolate the short-stacked player for 1.8M but immediately found out that McKeehen wasn’t going anywhere. The call was made instantly and McKeehen would have bother players at risk for a mountain of chips.

McKeehen A♥K♥ vs Mercaldo Q♦Q♥ vs Grabel A♦Q♣ Pot: ~4.1M

Board: A♣10♠9♦4♥3♦

McKeehen flops one of his 5 outs and eliminates two players in the process. They are now re-drawing for the Final Table, which will start with nine players.