Early Leaders

  • Big Stax XXII 300 Main Event 4:15 PM
  • Level 7 (300/600/100)
  • Day 1B Entries: 340
  • Total Entries: 864

Yesterday’s slightly larger field produced bigger stacks at this stage by putting three players over the 150k mark through six levels. Today is a slightly different story with just three stacks over 100k and the chip-leader having ~115k at this point. Here’s a look at the Top 3:

ron pento
Ron Pento, Day 1B Level 7

Ron Pento takes the lead early in Day 1B with ~115k. Pento has ~$28k in tournament earnings as an occasional player on the East Coast. He arrives at Parx looking for his first cash in a Big Stax event and is off to a great start with nearly four times the starting stack early in the session.

michael dinardi
Michael Dinardi, Day 1B Level 7

Michael Dinardi is the second player featured this week that has had the bittersweet experience of finishing on the Final Table bubble in a Big Stax 300. At Big Stax XI, he took 11th for $4,371 in this event, the largest score out of his ~$25k in career winnings. Dinardi currently sits with ~106k and hopes to parlay his early lead into a Day 2 appearance.

The only other player in the field who eclipsed the 100k mark through six levels was Angel Lopez (~103k).