Officially Worm Time

  • Big Stax XXII 300 Main Event 3:00 AM
  • Level 34 (150000/300000/50000)
  • Total Entries: 2805
  • Players Remaining: 5
  • Next Payout: $28,380
joe palma
Joe Palma, Day 3 Level 34

Tyreem Williams opened the pot from under the gun to 700k and was flatted by Derek Staib (cutoff), Bin Weng (button), and Joe Palma (big blind).

Flop: K♣3♣4♥ Pot: 3.25M

Palma checked. Williams checked. Staib bet 1.3M. Weng folded. Palma raised to 3.3M. Williams folded. Staib called the raise to see the turn heads-up with Palma.

Turn: 6♠ Pot: 9.85M

Palma bet 5.9M and almost instantly heard all-in from Staib for 11.4M total. Palma called equally as fast and the two players would table their cards for the most exciting pot of the event.

Staib K♥J♦ vs Palma 4♠4♣ Pot: 32.65M

The suspense quickly dissipated as the table realized Staib would be drawing completely dead. The dealer put out the 3♥ as the stacks were double checked to be sure Staib was eliminated. Palma did in fact have him covered and is now working with ~39M and a commanding chip-lead.

Derek Staib is eliminated in 6th place for $21,425.