Two Eliminations Early In Level 28

  • Big Stax XXIII 300 Main Event 2:15 PM
  • Level 28 (40000/80000/10000)
  • Total Entries: 1866
  • Players Left: 13
  • Next Payout: $4,414
richard first
Richard First, Day 3 Level 27

Joe Liberta opened the pot from middle position to 185k and was called by First in the small blind to see a flop heads-up.

Flop: 3♥9♠Q♦

First check/called a bet of 175k.

Turn: 7♦

First check/called a shove from Liberta for ~700k to put him at risk.

First 7♣7♥ vs Liberta K♥K♠

River: 7♠

First improves again, making Quads on the river and cracks Liberta’s over-pair in the hand. First is up to ~3.5M after the hand.

Joe Liberta is eliminated in 15th for $4,414.

At the other table, Jimenez took his 3rd stack of the day after opening the pot from early position and being shoved on by Joan Santana on the button for ~1.2M total. Jimenez made the call and the two would flip for Santana’s tournament life.

Santana A♦K♣ vs Jimenez 9♦9♠

Board: 2♥10♥J♦8♦7♣

Jimenez was dodging ten total outs after the flop but successfully faded and continues to dominate early on Day 3.

Joan Santana is eliminated in 14th place for $4,414.