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