Big Stax XXVIII Complete

Big Stax XXVIII had record setting turnouts and prize pools.  With the conclusion of the 2500 also is the close of this series.  Big Stax will return in May.  Please join us in our main poker room for high hands and giveaway promotions totaling $425,000 that will be given away in the months of March and April.

Kuey Big Stax XXVIII 2500 Champion

  • Big Stax XXVIII 2500 12:50AM
  • Play Complete
  • Total Players: 159
  • Players Remaining: 1

Semi-retired Bronx native Natale Kuey is our Big Stax XXVIII 2500 Champion.  He came into day 3 short and battled his way back to end up on top.  Kuey enjoys playing the game, and tells me he plays mostly for sport.  Today marks Kuey’s largest live tournament cash.  Congratulations!

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Natale Kuey Big Stax XXVIII Champion: $97,662

 

2nd Place Kurtz: $61,847

  • Big Stax XXVIII 2500 12:45AM
  • Level 30 100,000/200,000/100,000
  • Total Players: 159
  • Players Remaining: 1

Matt Kurtz had come back from break and managed to build his stack to close to 5M when he moved all-in pre-flop with his A-8.  Natale Kuey called with AJ.  The board ran out missing Kurtz to eliminate him in 2nd place for $61,847.

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Matt Kurtz 2nd Place: $61,847

Heads Up With Little Movement

  • Big Stax XXVIII 2500 12:20AM
  • Level 30 100,000/200,000/100,000
  • Total Players: 159
  • Players Remaining: 2

There has yet to be any shown down, or larger hands in heads up play.  Matt Kurtz still has around 3M.  A recent hand Kurtz raised 400k on the button, Kuey called.

Flop: 3x47hh Kuey checked, Kurtz bet 300k, Kuey raised to 800k and Kurtz folded.

 

 

Vaughan 3rd Place: $40,243

  • Big Stax XXVIII 2500 10:53PM
  • Level 29 75,000/150,000/75,000
  • Total Players: 159
  • Players Remaining: 3

From the button, Matt Kurtz raised to 400k, Natale Huey 3-bet to 1.2M, Matt Vaughan went all in, and called by Kuey.

Board: 8-6-5-9-K

Vaughan: AQss

Kuey: 1010 to win the hand and knock out Vaughan in 3rd place for $40,243.

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Matt Vaughan 3rd Place: $40,243

 

Vaughan Doubles Up

  • Big Stax XXVIII 2500 10:30PM
  • Level 28 60,000/120,000/60,000
  • Total Players: 159
  • Players Remaining: 3

Left very short from doubling up Matt Kurtz, Matt Vaughan went all in pre flop for his last 1.095M, and Kurtz called.

Board: 8-6-5-3-5

Kurtz: A-9

Vaughan: K-3 for 2-pair for a much needed double up.

Kurtz Doubles Up

  • Big Stax XXVIII 2500 10:20PM
  • Level 28 60,000/120,000/60,000
  • Total Players: 159
  • Players Remaining: 3

Standard pre-flop raise to 300k, and both blinds called.

Flop: 3s7x9s action checks around

Turn: 10d Vaughan bet 300k, Kurtz goes all in for 2.54M, Vaughan tanks and then calls

River: Ks

Vaughan: J-9

Kurtz: 10-2ss for the flush

Betting On the Come

  • Big Stax XXVIII 2500 10:00PM
  • Level 28 60,000/120,000/60,000
  • Total Players: 159
  • Players Remaining: 3

From the SB Natale Kuey raised to 240k pre flop, and Matt Vaughan called from the BB.

Flop: Qh7dAh both players check.

Turn: 7c Kuey bets 850k and Vaughan calls

River: Jh Kuey bets 1m and Vaughan calls.

Huey: 9-2hh for the flush and Vaughan mucks.