Bilinski Busts Lichtenstein

  • Big Stax XXIII 500 Main Event 10:50 PM
  • Level 24 (15000/30000/5000)
  • Total Entries: 1070
  • Players Left: 30
  • Average Stack: 1,428,000

John Lichtenstein came into Day 2 as the chip-leader and made it very deep into Day 2 before running into a monster from Mike Bilinski pre-flop.

Lichtenstein opened in early position to 65k (~600k behind). Action folded to Bilinski in the big blind and he made it 205k total. Lichtenstein put in the 4-bet jam for ~665k total and was immediately called by Bilinski.

Lichtenstein K♠J♠ vs Bilinski A♥A♠ Pot: ~1.4M

Board: 5♠Q♦3♦K♥10♦

Lichtenstein picks up a small sweat on the turn but couldn’t find any of his five outs and is eliminated. Bilinski moves up to ~2.7M after the hand and has been cruising all evening.