- Big Stax XXIII 300 Main Event 8:10 PM
- Level 10 (600/1200/200)
- Day 1C Entries: 377
- Total Entries: 965
The chip-leader of the event has 265k heading into the post-dinner session but requested to remain off the blog. However, here are the next three with just one player right on his heels.
Sarmiento is in 2nd place with ~255k and has a about a 50k lead on the rest of the trail pack. Sarmiento has ~$178k in career earnings and did a lot of damage in the early days of the Big Stax series. He has three Big Stax Final Tables including a 3-way chop in the 300 Main Event at Big Stax IV for $39,315, a 4th in the 1100 Main Event at Big Stax VIII for $29,775, and a 9th in the 1100 Main Event for $7,769 at Big Stax III. With the increased popularity of the series of the years, making another Top 3 will easily give Sarmiento a new career best.
Bob Brady is a Parx tournament regular who has racked up ~$31k in live earnings with many of his top scores coming in the Saturday Daily Event. His best finish in the Big Stax series was in the 1500 Main Event at Big Stax I when he exited in 21st place for $7,071. He will now look to parlay his ~205k stack into a Day 2 appearance and another shot at Big Stax glory this weekend.
Saengtawesin is the last of the four players who eclipsed 200k heading into the post-dinner session and lands himself in 4th place at this stage. He has cashed the 300 Main Event once before at Big Stax XV and will now look to repeat that feat and possibly go further than his 109th place exit in that event.