Rivkin Stumbles

  • Big Stax XXII 1500 Main Event 1:40 AM
  • Level 31 (75000/150000/25000)
  • Total Entries: 447
  • Players Left: 4
  • Next Payout: $43,706

Jason Rivkin opened the button to 325k. Mike Lavenburg folded his small blind and Max Young 3-bet to 875k out of the big blind. Rivkin 4-bet to 1.675M only to see the chip-leader move in having Rivkin covered. Rivkin had 4.2M behind and took a few minutes before folding his cards.

Max Young takes a big chunk out of one of the middle stacks and increases his chip-lead on the table.

Two hands later, Jason Rivkin opened from under the gun to 325k and Mike Lavenburg moved all-in for 2.175M total. Rivkin made the call and would have Lavenburg at risk as well as about half of his own stack in the middle.

Lavenburg K♣Q♦ vs Rivkin 10♥10♣ Pot: 4.7M

Board: Q♠6♠9♦9♠4♦

Lavenburg wins the flip and essentially swaps stack sizes with Rivkin who is left with ~1.9M.

On the very next hand, action folded to Chris Horter in the small blind. Horter open shoved into Jason Rivkin’s stack of 1.875M. Rivkin made the call and would be at risk.

Rivkin A♠3♥ vs Horter 7♦6♦ Pot: 3.875M

Board: 8♦6♣A♦4♦9♦

Rivkin was slightly ahead going into the flop and paired his Ace right away. Horter had a big sweat though with the flush draw and completed his hand on the turn to leave Rivkin drawing dead.

Jason Rivkin is eliminated in 5th place for $32,649.