Laieta Wins Huge Pot

  • Big Stax XXI 500 8:50 PM
  • Level 23 (12000/24000/4000)
  • Total Entries: 967
  • Players Left: 43
  • Average Stack: 899,000
chris laieta
Chris Laieta, Day 2 Level 23

Within minutes after play had resumed, Chris Laieta felted another 1M chip stack to vault into the lead.

There was an early position open and Jay Casey flatted the 55k from the cutoff. Laieta, from the small blind, 3-bet to 180k getting the initial raiser out. Casey then woke up with a back-raise to 550k. Laieta took some time before announcing all-in and with more than half his stack in the middle, Casey made the call.

Laieta AxKx vs Casey AxQx Pot: ~2.2M

The flop was all bricks before Laieta sealed the deal with a King on the turn. Laieta now has close to 3M, well over 100 big blinds, and the chip-lead.