Two Eliminations

  • Big Stax XXIII 300 Main Event 12:30 AM
  • Level 26 (25000/50000/5000)
  • Total Entries: 1866
  • Players Left: 22
  • Average Stack: 2,544,000
daryl black
Daryl Black, Day 2 Level 26

Black opened the pot from the hijack to 150k and was 3-bet by Jeff Raman in the cutoff to 250k. Action folded back to Black and he made the call to see the flop heads-up.

Flop: 7♦8♦K♠ Pot: 620k


Turn: K♣

Black moved all-in for 800k and was immediately called by Raman.

Black 7♠7♥ vs Raman A♦K♦ Pot: 2.22M

River: J♣

Raman had picked up some outs by making trips on the turn but could not find a full-house of his own and was crippled in the pot. Black chips up to ~2.2M.

On the very next hand, Ruslan Arstanaliyev opened the pot to 200k from middle position. Raman moved all-in for less and Jeff Kopcynski 3-bet all-in for 705k total. Arstanaliyev, the big stack in the encounter, made the call putting both players at risk.

Arstanaliyev A♠4♠ vs Kopcynski K♥Q♥ vs Raman 6♠6♦

Board: 7♥5♣2♥3♣9♦

The board was an exciting run-out for all three hands but Arstanaliyev made his hand on the turn and faded a handful of outs to score the double elimination.

Jeff Raman is eliminated in 24th place for $3,244.

Jeff Kopcynski is eliminated in 23rd place for $3,244.