Things Even Up Quickly

  • Big Stax XXI 500 12:10 AM
  • Level 31 (75000/150000/25000)
  • Total Entries: 967
  • Players Left: 4
  • Next Payout: $37,469
jason ritchie
Jason Ritchie, Day 3 Level 30

Pavel Krapivin had an ~4M chip advantage during the chop talks but has lost that advantage within the first few minutes of Level 31. It started by playing a 3-bet pot with Chris Laieta and then folding to his continuation bet losing 750k in the hand.

A couple hands later, Krapivin opened the pot and was 3-bet by Jason Ritchie to 1.15M. Krapivin stayed on the gas pedal with a 4-bet to 2.3M but saw the pile from Ritchie (~8-9M total) and was forced to fold. Ritchie is now over 11M and Krapivin is around 9.5M.

Three of the four players are now essentially level while Rob Elias trails with ~5.5M, just shy of 40 big blinds.