Rato Doubles First Hand

  • Big Stax XXII 300 Main Event 12:15 PM
  • Level 26 (30000/60000/10000)
  • Total Entries: 2805
  • Players Remaining: 37
  • Average Stack: 2,274,000
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Jose Rato, Big Stax 300 Day 2

Bryan Hayes opened the pot from under the gun and was 3-bet by Rato on his immediate left to 320k. Sims was the next to act and 4-bet shoved his stack of 2.22M. Action folded back to Hayes, who relinquished his hand before Rato went into the tank. He eventually made the call for his tournament life, 1.24M total.

Rato K♥K♠ vs Sims 3♠3♥ Pot: ~2.7M

Board: 4♥4♣5♣Q♣2♦

Rato can be relieved that he wasn’t up against the nightmare scenario of Kings against Aces. His over-pair holds without much sweat and he chips up on the very first hand of play.