Laieta Can’t Find His Footing

  • Big Stax XXIII 300 Main Event 10:30 PM
  • Level 32 (10000/200000/25000)
  • Total Entries: 1866
  • Players Left: 3
  • Next Payout: $41,747
Chris Laieta, Big Stax 300 Day 3

Raoul Cheong opened the button to 400k and Chris Laieta defended his big blind.

Flop: 5♥8♥7♦ Pot: 1M

Laieta checked. Cheong bet 525k. Laieta moved all-in for ~3M total and Cheong made the call to put the short stack at risk.

Cheong 8♣10♠ vs Laieta 10♦4♦ Pot: ~7M

Turn: J♣

River: J♠

The turn brought Laieta some additional outs. However, Cheong filled up on the end and brought the remaining three players a $15k pay-jump.

Laieta laddered very well the entire evening with his stack floating between 5-7M for the majority of play. In the end, he never found himself in a big confronation until exiting in 4th and ultimately just couldn’t get enough going to challenge for his 2nd title.

Chris Laieta is eliminated in 4th for $26,165.