Staib Thinning The Field

  • Big Stax XXII 300 Main Event 1:05 AM
  • Level 33 (125000/250000/25000)
  • Total Entries: 2805
  • Players Remaining: 7
  • Next Payout: $16,388
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Derek Staib, Big Stax 300 Day 3

Derek Staib opened the pot from the cutoff to 600k. Anna Antimony moved all-in from the small blind for ~5M. Action got back to Staib who made the call for slightly more than half of his stack to put Antimony at risk.

Antimony A♣3♣ vs Staib A♦K♥ Pot: ~10.3M

Board: K♦2♥2♣4♦7♠

Anna Antimony is eliminated in 9th place for $10,393.

Two hands later, Staib sent another player to the rail after opening the pot from middle position. Action folded to Ebenezer Devasahayam on the button and he moved all-in for 4.15M. The blinds folded out and Staib made the call.

Staib A♠J♣ vs Devasahayam 8♦8♠ Pot: ~9M

Board: 4♥K♠7♥5♠A♦

The Ace on the river seals the deal and Staib collects his second knockout in three hands. He now has ~21M after starting the Final Table with ~10M in his arsenal.

Ebenezer Devasahayam is eliminated in 8th place for $12,631.