Staib Eliminates Porbandarwala

  • Big Stax XXII 300 Main Event 10:25 PM
  • Level 24 (15000/30000/5000)
  • Total Entries: 2805
  • Players Remaining: 60
  • Average Stack: 1,402,000

Soheb Porbandarwala was moved to chip-leader Derek Staib’s left and the two players immediately went to war. The deciding hand was picked up on the turn with the board reading 7♥2♣10♦Q♥. Staib checked to Porbandarwala, who fired a bet of 420k and was called. The river brought the Q♦ and Staib checked once again. Porbandarwala moved all-in for 1.53M, which represented the majority of Staib’s remaining chips. Staib made the call and immediately heard he was good. Staib tabled the K♥10♣ for a flopped top pair and dragged one of the largest pots of the event.

Staib now has ~5M in chips and a commanding lead over the field for the time being.