Grabel’s Comeback Short-lived

  • Big Stax XXII 1500 Main Event 12:10 AM
  • Level 24 (15000/30000/5000)
  • Total Entries: 447
  • Players Left: 19
  • Average Stack: 1,176,000

Kevin Grabel peaked after a big double up through Vinny Pahuja in Level 23 getting to ~1.3M. He could not get any momentum going after that and just got in his last ~280k against Will Corvino preflop.

Corvino had opened under the gun at the seven handed table and action folded to Grabel’s cut-off. Grabel moved in and was forced to flip for his tournament life.

Corvino 4♦4♣ vs Grabel A♥10♥ Pot: 640k

Board: 5♥K♠7♣8♥2♠

The flush draw on the turn brought a big sweat for Grabel but the additional outs weren’t enough. Corvino is still in the chip-lead where he has been for the better portion of Day 2 with just over 3M.