Young Eliminates Valerstein

  • Big Stax XXII 1500 Main Event 9:40 PM
  • Level 22 (10000/20000/3000)
  • Total Entries: 447
  • Players Left: 23
  • Average Stack: 931,000

There are just a couple minutes before the break at which point the full chip counts will be available for the 23 remaining players.

Max Young opened from middle position and Roman Valerstein 3-bet for about half of his 280k stack. Action folded back to Young and he put him all-in, Valerstein was committed and made the call. Young held AxQx against Valersteins AxJx and the board ran clean giving him the better kicker and the pot.

On the very last hand before the break, Trevor Savage and Zhaoxing Wang played an ~2.2M chip pot all-in pre-flop with Wang at risk. Wang held AxAx against Savage’s AxKx. The board ran 9xQxKxJxTx and they chopped it up.