- Big Stax XXII 500 Main Event 4:00 AM
- Level 33 (125000/250000/25000)
- Total Entries: 1445
- Players Left: 4
- Next Payout: $37,064
Shankar Pillai had been reeling for awhile after peaking around 18M. He was down to ~8.3M and was essentially tied with the other short-stack Kyle Merron when the following hand took place.
Greg Nerenberg opened to 600k under the gun. Action folded to Pillai in the big blind who 3-bet to 1.75M (6.55M behind). Nerenberg made the call.
Flop: J♥4♥9♥ Pot: 3.725M
Pillai continued with a bet of 1M. Nerenberg moved all-in having Pillai covered. Pillai quickly called.
Pillai 8♥3♥ vs Nerenberg Q♣J♣ Pot: 15.835M
The turn was a brick (6♠) which left Nerenberg drawing dead. Pillai hit a fortunate flop after 3-betting light and gets the full double. Nerenberg is left with ~19.4M after doubling both short stacks in the last couple of orbits.