- Big Stax 200 4:35 AM
- Level 31 (75000/150000/25000)
- Total Entries: 1699
- Players Left: 4
- Next Payout: $12,149
Chris McCloskey found himself on the turn against Vitaly Kovyazin on a board reading K♠Q♥10♠K♦. Kovyazin had checked and face a bet of 450k into a pot of ~900k from McCloskey. Kovyazin then moved all-in for 4.205M total and was instantly called by McCloskey.
Kovyazin A♥K♥ vs McCloskey Q♠3♠ Pot: ~9.3M
The river brought one of the most exciting cards in the deck, the A♠. McCloskey originally thought he had made his flush and won but quickly realized Kovyazin had filled up and crippled him in the process. After the hand, McCloskey was left with just 305k.
McCloskey managed to double up the next hand through Zhenjie Hou. Now with 690k total both Matt Sullivan and Jonathan Gonzalez would put him at risk in a three-way pre-flop pot.
Board: 3♥7♣8♦9♦2♣ Pot: ~2.1M
McCloskey 6♠7♠ vs Sullivan A♠9♥ vs Gonzalez A♣Q♣
Sullivan put a small bet on the river which forced Gonzalez to relinquish his cards before getting to showdown. Sullivan collects the pot and sends McCloskey to the rail. Zhenjie Hou is now the clear short-stack with ~1.5M.
Chris McCloskey is eliminated in 5th place for $9,156.