- Big Stax XXIII 300 Main Event
- Level 12 (1000/2000/300)
- Day 1A Entries: 284
For the time being, John Alesi has the chip-lead with ~230k after steadily increasing his stack since the dinner break. Since posting his first live cash in early 2016, Alesi has seen Day 2 play three times here at Parx with his deepest run being a 28th in the 300 Main Event for $2,444. That counts as a very consistent tournament presence for a player with just eight cashes in his short career.
In total, Alesi has $92k in earnings over those eight cashes after bagging a major score at Borgata. He took part in a 9-way deal of the $500 Kick-Off event, taking home $81,245 from the Spring Poker Open in April. He now hopes to notch his first major score at Parx after getting plenty of experience with Day 2 play.