Final Table Reached

  • Big Stax XXII 500 Main Event 7:00 PM
  • Level 28 (40000/80000/10000)
  • Total Entries: 1445
  • Players Left: 10
  • Next Payout: $7,619

Two big pots happened simultaneously and the Final Table has been reached just moments before the dinner break. Full chip counts and the seating will be available during the break.

Shaotong Chang open the button to 160k. Chris McNally defended his big blind and they saw the flop heads up.

Flop: 9♠5♥7♠ Pot: 420k

McNally checked. Chang bet 180k. McNally moved all-in for 1.51M. Chang made the call after some thought and they tabled their cards.

McNally 10♣8♥ vs Chang J♥9♦ Pot: 3.44M

Turn: J♣

River: 8♦

McNally hits his open ended straight draw on the turn and survives his all-in. Chang is left with ~800k.

abe faroni
Big Stax XXII 500, Day 2

At the other table, Allyn Marshall opened the pot from under the gun to 200k. Sam Batra called from hijack, Greg Nerenberg called from the cutoff, and Abe Faroni defended his big blind.

Flop: 7♥K♣8♠ Pot: 900k

Faroni was first to act and he moved all-in for 855k. Marshall made the call and Batra immediately announced all-in for ~5M total. Nerenberg folded as did Marshall leaving Faroni at risk of bubbling the Final Table.

Faroni K♠Q♣ vs Batra 7♣7♦ Pot: ~3.4M

Turn: J♦

River: 4♠

Batra sealed the deal on the turn as Faroni needed running outs to beat the flopped set.

Abe Faroni is eliminated in 11th place for $7,619.