One Out, One Crippled In Huge Spot

  • Big Stax XXII 500 Main Event 4:45 PM
  • Level 27 (30000/60000/10000)
  • Total Entries: 1445
  • Players Left: 17
  • Average Stack: 3,400,000
  • Next Payout: $4,805

Carlos Alvarado opened the pot from under the gun with a shove for 1.015M. Jason Paster was to his immediate left and made the call. Firman Villalona was in the cutoff and moved all-in for ~3.9M. Back on Paster, and he quickly made the call for 3.215M total.

Villalona A♦A♥ vs Paster K♦K♥ vs Alvarado 7♥7♠

Main Pot: ~3.2M Side Pot: ~4.2M

Board: K♣Q♣9♣J♣4♦

Paster spikes a King on the flop to take the lead. The turn brought some excitement as any club would produce a 3-way chop and basically undo this massive confrontation. The river was a complete brick however and Paster survives in the biggest pot of the event so far. Villalona is left with 705k. Paster is up to ~7.4M.

Carlos Alvarado is eliminated in 18th place for $4,805.