- Big Stax XXIII 300 Main Event 1:30 PM
- Level 18 (4000/8000/1000)
- Total Entries: 1866
- Players Left: 192
- Average Stack: 281,000
Heading into Level 18 there are four stacks over the 800k mark. Hector Jimenez, who came into Day 2 as the chip-leader, has increased his advantage and now has ~1.33M and is in clear 1st. Raoul Cheong is in 2nd with ~950k and Victor Ramdin is in 3rd with ~830k.
Matt Hansen is the new face at the top of the leader-board and is in 4th place with 800k. He started the day with just 133k and has fared very well over the first two levels.
Hand for hand play is now just about to get started. In just a few more minutes, the entire field will be guaranteed $691. Each table will play one hand and then stop with 2 minutes being taken off the clock. There is a new policy in place where all-in hands will be kept face down until all action is complete around the room and then hands will be tabled and boards ran out.