- Big Stax XXII 500 Main Event 5:45 PM
- Level 28 (40000/80000/10000)
- Total Entries: 1445
- Players Left: 12
- Average Stack: 4,816,000
- Next Payout: $7,619
It has been a fairly quiet day for Chris McNally who came into the session as the chip-leader. He was down to 1.61M on the last break but just found some good fortune to chip back up to ~2.1M.
Firman Villalona open shoved the cutoff for 690k. McNally was in the small blind and isolated with a shove for ~1.3M with just one player left to act. Jose Garcia folded his big blind and the two players would reveal they held the same exact hand.
McNally A♥4♥ vs Villalona A♦4♦ Pot: ~1.5M
McNally flops the freeroll with just a single heart and gets running cards to make a flush and eliminate Villalona. After the hand, McNally is up to ~2.1M and attributes his lucky run-out to his backer yelling for a heart.
Firman Villanola is eliminated in 13th place for $5,971.