- Big Stax XXIII 300 Main Event 8:10 PM
- Level 11 (800/1600/200)
- Day 1C Entries: 393
- Total Entries: 981
Former Big Stax 1500 Main Event Champion Joseph Liberta just won a crucial Day 1 pot and moved up to ~240k heading into Level 11. Liberta held 4x4x against AxKx on the board reading 4x9xKxAx when the rest of the chips got in on the turn. Liberta faded the four outer and had his opponent barely covered to get the elimination and move way up the leader-board.
Liberta is still searching for his next major score since taking home $124,463 for 1st place in the 1500 in August 2016. In total, he has ~$647k in career earnings and will certainly be a dangerous player going forward in this event.