- Big Stax XXIII 300 Main Event 4:15 PM
- Level 8 (400/800/100)
- Day 1D Entries: 581
- Total Entries: 1598
Chris Laieta, who won the 500 Main Event back in May, is off to another good start here on Day 1D with ~150k heading into Level 8. Since his big win, Laieta has a couple of close calls in big events. He took 35th in the $1k Wynn Summer Classic for $10,156 and 45th in the $1500 WSOP Circuit Event at Hollywood last month for $4,258 after being one of the chip-leaders after Day 1 play. Back on his home turf, Laieta will now look for his 4th 5-digit score on the year and another Big Stax title.
McGee is up to ~130k and is looking for his 2nd cash in the 300 Main Event. He previously finished 69th for $1,005 way back at Big Stax IX. Overall, McGee has ~$40k in career earnings playing primarily at Borgata and his best score of the year came back in April at the Borgata Spring Open. He made a Final Table but exited early in 9th taking $3,896 in a Black Chip Bounty event.