Field Building Slowly

  • Big Stax XXII 1500 Main Event 5:40 PM
  • Level 9 (500/1000/100)
  • Day 1A Entries: 145

One more level to play before the dinner break on Day 1A. The field has been slowly accumulating entries but has no exceeded twelve total tables of play. Things will begin to break down just after dinner and the line for today should be around 160 total entries heading into tomorrow’s bigger Day 1 flight.

matt maccaroni
Matt Maccaroni, Day 1A Level 9

Matt Maccaroni has chipped up over the last couple of levels and is now working with ~185k, just over 180 big blinds. Maccaroni has had a lot of close calls at the Big Stax 1500 with a 14th and 16th place finish at Big Stax VII and I respectively. Those two scores earned him ~$13.5k of his ~$70k in lifetime winnings and a lot of experience going deep in this tough field. Maccaroni has been back at this series after not recording any tournament cashes since late in 2014 and will look to get over the hump of the final two tables and book his first major score.