Mehta Takes An Early Hit

  • Big Stax XXII 500 Main Event 12:30 PM
  • Level 25 (20000/40000/5000)
  • Total Entries: 1445
  • Players Left: 33
  • Average Stack: 1,751,000
  • Next Payout: $3,157

First, Derek Staib’s bid for back to back Final Tables has ended early in Day 3. Still an impressive two week performance for Staib making two Day 3s and finishing 6th in the Big Stax 300.

Derek Staib is eliminated in 35th place for $3,517.

Also, Noam Fliegelman, who came into Day 3 with just eight big blinds, has been knocked out from the same table as Staib. Jose Garcia has moved into that rotation to balance the field.

Noam Fliegelman is eliminated in 34th place for $3,517.

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Viral Mehta, Day 3 Level 25

Viral Mehta came into Day 3 with 2.335M and in the Top 10 but has taken an early hit at the hands of Greg Nerenberg.

The board read 8♦5♠A♠7♥4♠ and there was ~1-1.2M in the pot. Nerenberg led out on the river for 550k and was called by Mehta after some thought about the big river bet. Nerenberg showed the A♦A♥ and got a very nice value bet in on the scary board.

After the hand, Nerenberg has ~3.1M and Mehta is left with ~1M.