- Big Stax XXIII 500 Main Event 1:30 PM
- Level 25 (20000/40000/5000)
- Total Entries: 1070
- Players Left: 18
- Next Payout: $4,269
The remaining 18 players are currently re-drawing for the Final Two Tables. Here’s a recap of the three bust-outs which happened in a span of just a few minutes:
Ray Medlin Jr opened under the gun and was called by John Alesi on his immediate left and Matt Zambanini in the big blind.
Flop: J♠10♠2♣ Pot: ~300k
Zambanini checked. Medlin Jr bet 200k. Alesi folded. Zambanini moved all-in for ~1.2M and was called by Medlin Jr.
Medlin Jr J♥J♦ vs Zambanini Q♣9♦ Pot: ~2.7M
Matt Zambanini is eliminated in 21st for $4,269.
Chris Csik opened the pot from the cutoff and was flatted by Mike Bilinski in the small blind. Greg Nerenberg 3-bet from the big blind and was met by a 4-bet jam from Csik for ~1.1. Bilinski folded and Nerenberg called to reveal a standard pre-flop situation.
Csik AxKx vs Nerenberg JxJx
The board ran out ten-high and Csik loses the flip for his tournament life.
Chris Csik is eliminated in 20th place for $4,269.
Pal Zagreda opened under the gun and was shoved on my Michael Goldberg in the cutoff for ~600k total. Zagreda made the call and would have the 15 big blind stack at risk.
Zagreda KQo vs Goldberg A7s
Board: Ax Jx 3x Tx 8x
Goldberg improved on the flop reducing his opponent from six to four outs but Zagreda made the nuts on the turn and eliminated the short-stack.
Michael Goldberg is eliminated in 19th place for $4,269.
Accurate counts are coming at the end of the level in ~10 minutes.