Lavenburg Re-Takes Lead

  • Big Stax XXII 1500 Main Event 10:50 PM
  • Level 29 (50000/100000/15000)
  • Total Entries: 447
  • Players Left: 5
  • Next Payout: $32,649

Neal Gay opened from the hijack to 215k. Lavenburg 3-bet to 450k in the hijack. The button and blinds folded out before Gay quickly moved all-in for ~1.1M. Lavenburg made the call and Gay would be at risk.

Gay A♦A♣ vs Lavenburg 8♥8♣ Pot: ~2.4M

Board: J♦J♥10♦8♠7♥

Gay takes a gut-wrenching beat at this stage of the event and is out. Lavenburg now has ~7.9M and is back in the chip-lead. The table will now have to open up as the field just went from eight to five players very quickly and short-handed play is now getting started.

Neal Gay is eliminated in 6th place for $24,585.