Early Leaders

  • Big Stax XXII 1500 Main Event 4:20 PM
  • Level 7 (300/600/100)
  • Day 1B Entries: 195
  • Total Entries: 366

There are two players essentially tied for the lead with just shy of 200k.

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Rich Meza, Day 1B Level 7

Rich Meza has the slight advantage with ~195k through six levels of play. Meza has $160k and it has been just a couple of months since his career best score. Meza took the largest portion of a 5-way chop in the $600 Ultimate Goliath Stack in Las Vegas over the summer. That chop earned him $93,890 and he followed it up with a min cash in the WSOP Main Event. Meza now sets his sights back on the East Coast as he searches for another major score this summer.

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TJ Bean, Day 1B Level 7

TJ Bean is just behind the leader with ~190k through six levels. Bean is a local player with just a few tournament cashes on his resume totaling ~$10k in earnings. The Big Stax 1500 offers anyone a chance to test their skills in one of the toughest fields on the East Coast and Bean is excelling so far.

Two other players have created a bit of separation. Michael Mrakes (170k) and Will Failla (161k).