- Big Stax XXV 1100 Main Event 4:40 PM
- Level 20 (6000/12000/2000)
- Total Entries: 471
- Players Remaining: 34
VanTassel came into Level 20 with ~300k and after just 40-minutes of play, he is the chip-leader with ~1.9M.
There were two critical hands in his run. First, he held AxKx against an opponent who did not show on the end with the board reading Ax7x7x9x2x. VanTassel’s two pair earned him the pot of ~600k. Soon after, VanTassel cracked AxAx with QxTx when the board gave him two-pair on the turn and he held. However, VasTassel was still kicking himself a bit after folding QxQx to AxQx when he was 4-bet pre-flop.
VanTassel now has a commanding stack at a table which includes Shankar Pillai, Ketan Pandya, and Joe Palma.