- Big Stax XXI 500 12:25 AM
- Level 15 (2000/4000/500)
- Day 1A Entries: 259
Jason Ritchie just faded a huge draw to score a double up at the last possible moment on Day 1A. Ritchie held the J♦9♣ against the A♠K♠ on a 9♠7♥J♠ flop. The two players got their chips in the middle for a nearly 250k pot. The turn and river brought the 10♣ and A♣ and the pot went to Ritchie’s two pair.
Ritchie has tallied up $56k in career earnings on just six cashes since he started live tournaments in 2016. His last two scores were $26k for 7th in the Big Stax XX 1500 Main Event and $20.5k for 12th in the Borgata Kickoff Event at the Winter Poker Open. He could make this weekend his third straight 5-digit cash and the big hold has increased his chances of doing so significantly.