- Big Stax XXII 500 Main Event 4:30 PM
- Level 20 (6000/12000/2000)
- Total Entries: 1445
- Players Left: 118
- Average Stack: 489,000
Let’s take a look at a couple new players to crack the leader-board and position themselves nicely going forward.
Ruslan Arstanaliyev came into Day 2 with a healthy stack of 326k and has built that up to 1.165M through the first four levels of play. He has ~$76k in career earnings with most of his significant scores coming at Borgata. His best finish in a Big Stax Main Event is 95th in the 500 for $1,424 but has a Final Table in a side event with a 7th in the Double Black Chip Bounty at Big Stax XX for $1,285. Arstanaliyev is now well above average and looking to make his first Final Table in a major event and lock up his first 5-digit score.
Kyle Merron also started with an above average stack of 277k and has worked it up to 1.05M, 11th place through four levels of play. Merron plays his tournaments in the Foxwoods area primarily and has ~$24k in earnings. He does have some experience going deep into Day 2 of a Big Stax Main Event after finishing 18th in the 300 for $5,026 in February 2016. Merron now hopes to replicate that performance and improve to a Final Table this weekend in the 500.