- Big Stax XXII 300 Main Event 9:00 PM
- Level 31 (75000/150000/25000)
- Total Entries: 2805
- Players Remaining: 15
- Next Payout: $6,395
Derek Staib came into Level 31 2nd in chips and got off to a nice start by winning a size-able pot against Tyreem Williams in a blind vs blind situation. An orbit or so later, he gave it back by doubling up short-stacked Steve McCullough.
Staib opened to 325k from middle position and was shoved on by McCullough on his immediate left for 1.3M. Staib made the call putting the 9 big blind stack at risk.
Staib K♠2♠ vs McCullough 5♥5♠ Pot: ~2.9M
Staib picked up some additional outs on the turn but the pair ended up holding against the single over-card. McCullough is back to an ~20 big blind stack while Staib is still very healthy with over 12M.