Field Shrinking Quickly

  • Big Stax XXII 500 Main Event 4:05 PM
  • Level 27 (30000/60000/10000)
  • Total Entries: 1445
  • Players Left: 20
  • Average Stack: 2,890,000
  • Next Payout: $3,912
jason paster
Jason Paster, Day 3 Level 27

Paster collected the first elimination after Viral Mehta open-shoved 1.255M from middle position. Action folded to Paster in the big blind and “called instantly” to put Mehta at risk.

Paster A♦Q♦ vs Mehta K♦J♦ Pot: ~2.6M

Board: Q♦8♥7♦6♦Q♠

Paster flops a pair and dominates Mehta’s flush draw to leave him with only three outs. No help for Mehta and Paster chips up to ~3.2M.

Viral Mehta is eliminated in 22nd place for $3,912.

james labrie
James Labrie, Day 3 Level 27

Labrie came into Level 27 with just 800k and had maintained that stack for just under a half hour. He found a great hand to move all-in with from early position in AxKx and got through everyone but the big blind. Sam Batra was the last to get by but he woke up with 9x9x and made the call. Batra’s pair held up and he is now up to ~5M.

James Labrie is eliminated in 21st place for $3,912.