- Big Stax XXII 300 Main Event 9:20 PM
- Level 12 (1000/2000/300)
- Day 1C Entries: 496
- Total Entries: 1485
The pace of the flight has fallen a bit behind early predictions but hitting 1500+ total entries still seems like a lock. There will be one more level before the last 15-minute break of the night. Bags will be out around 12:30 AM.
Stacks around the room have stalled in the 200k range with the exception of post-dinner chip-leader Ronan Teixeira. After losing his lead to John Wilson early on, he was moved to an interesting seat with experienced players David Zemel and Travis Hartshorn to his right. He capitalized on that spot by winning a massive pot against Hartshorn. With the board reading 4♥5♥9♥9♣, Ronan check/raised a bet and a call of 24k to 59k. He was called by only Hartshorn, and being in the worst position, he blind shoved the river. The card that fell was the 2♥, bringing a four-flush and putting Hartshorn to a decision for his ~70k remaining chips. He elected to fold and Ronan showed the 5♣5♠ for a turned full house. After the hand, he has around 400k and regains the chip-lead.