Chang Makes A Stand

  • Big Stax XXII 500 Main Event 6:40 PM
  • Level 28 (40000/80000/10000)
  • Total Entries: 1445
  • Players Left: 11
  • Average Stack: 5,254,000
  • Next Payout: $7,619

The bubble has been going for about 20-minutes and on the 5-handed table Jason Paster has been playing very active. He initially got a chunk of Shaotong Chang’s stack after he opened the pot to 180k, she 3-bet to 450k, and Paster 4-bet shoved getting a fold and about 1/4th of her stack.

A few hands later, with the board reading K♦J♠3♠K♣6♠ and ~1M in the middle. Paster continued his trend of firing aggressively with a river-bet of 525k from out of position. Chang moved all-in for ~1.2M and got a fold after a fairly long tank from Paster. Chang chips up to ~2.6M without a showdown and did well to put a stop to Paster running over the table.

The big stacks on both tables will continue to apply pressure at this critical stage. Just one more elimination is required to send the field to the 10-handed Final Table.