- Big Stax XXII 500 Main Event 9:10 PM
- Level 11 (800/1600/100)
- Day 1A Entries: 326
Today’s flight will surpass last year’s 325 for Day 1A as Big Stax XXII continues to break records. The field is down to 16 tables and has been breaking down since peaking at 20 tables earlier this afternoon. By the end of tonight, ~18% of the field will find a bag and have their ticket punched into Day 2 play.
John Bilello becomes the most recent emerging stack and is working with ~230k during Level 11. That is currently just shy of 150 big blinds as the stacks around the room will remain extremely deep for some time to come.
Bilello’s results come primarily from Borgata but he has one cash here at Parx on his resume. He finished 16th in the Big Stax XV 1500 Main Event for $9,794 for a tantalizingly close finish to a Final Table. In total, he has $65k in career earnings but has tested his skills in some of the highest buy-ins the East Coast has to offer and will be a stack to keep an eye on going forward.