Pillai’s Dominance Continues

  • Big Stax XXII 500 Main Event 11:15 PM
  • Level 30 (60000/120000/20000)
  • Total Entries: 1445
  • Players Left: 9
  • Next Payout: $9,678

This hand played out fairly strangely considering the showdown but the end result was the same, more chips heading towards Shankar Pillai.

Kyle Merron opened the pot from middle position to 250k. Pillai defended his small blind and Batra defended his big blind.

Flop: J♣5♠8♣ Pot: 930k

Pillai led out into his two opponents for 500k. Batra folded. Merron called.

Turn: K♥ Pot: 1.93M

Pillai checked. Merron bet 700k and Pillai called.

River: K♠ Pot: 3.33M

Pillai checked. Merron quickly checked behind.

Pillai showed the J♦J♠ for a full house and Merron mucked. Pillai is at ~16M after the hand while Merron has ~4.1M.