Pannucci Wins Monster Hand

  • Big Stax XXII 300 Main Event 12:00 PM
  • Level 16 (2500/5000/500)
  • Total Entries: 2798
  • Players Remaining: 449
  • Average Stack: 187,000
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John Pannucci, Day 2 Level 16

Pannucci came into Day 2 as one of the chip-leaders with 612.5k and was seated with another deepstack Nick Panini who had 447k to start. An unknown player occupied the 5-seat with ~390k to start the hand and here’s the first look at the situation:

hand 1
Big Stax XXII 300 Day 2

Panini open-limped to begin the hand and the pot was raised to 21k by the Villain in Seat 5. Pannucci called from the cutoff and Panini came along as well.

Flop: K♦K♠7♥ Pot: ~75k

It appears that Panini led out for an unknown amount and was raised to 110k by the 5-seat. Pannucci called the 110k prompting Panini to put in a 3rd flop bet to 400k total. The 5-seat moved all-in for less (370k) and Pannucci moved all-in on top for 607k total. Panini struggled over his decision for what would be the majoirty of his remaining stack before folding the K♣ face up.

Pannucci 7♦7♣ vs Villain A♠A♣ Pot: ~1.2M

Turn: 4♣

River: 3♠

Our Villain did not find an Ace and is eliminated by Pannucci. Panini immediately screamed as the river fell indicating he would have filled up. Instead, the pot of the tournament thus far goes to Pannucci who likely holds the chip-lead at this stage.