- Big Stax XXIII 500 Main Event 5:15 PM
- Level 21 (8000/16000/2000)
- Total Entries: 1070
- Players Left: 65
- Average Stack: 658,000
Dowling is up to ~1.8M after getting a massive double through Shehryar Samson. The two players got the chips in the middle on a board reading 7x9xTx. Dowling held 9x9x for a set against Samson’s JxJx for an over-pair with a gut-shot. The run-out was particularly exciting as Samson hit the 8x to make a straight and then Dowling re-hit the 7x to make a full house and scoop the pot.
Samson was eliminated shortly after the encounter and Dowling supplants himself as a contender midway through Day 2. Dowling is a seasoned tournament player with ~$264k in cashes playing primarily at Borgata. He has made his first Big Stax cash and will now be looking for a major score here at Parx.