Last Look At Day 2 Leaders

  • Big Stax XXIII 500 Main Event 12:25 PM
  • Level 17 (3000/6000/1000)
  • Total Entries: 1070
  • Players Left: 145
  • Average Stack: 297,000

The first break is coming at the end of Level 17 and the blog will begin to track the new Top 5 stacks in the field. Here’s one last look at one of the big stacks that was missed during Day 1 action.

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Luigi Giannattasio, Day 2 Level 17

Giannattasio bagged the largest stack on Friday’s Day 1B and comes into Day 2 in 3rd place with 721k. He has been moved from his starting table and finds himself in a good seat with Day 2 chip-leader John Lichtenstein on his immediate right. Giannattasio will have to do some damage quickly because that table will be breaking towards the end of Level 17 and before the money is reached.

Giannattasio has ~$31k in career earnings with most of his cashes coming right here at Parx. So far this year, he has cashed the 300 Main Event twice with his deepest run being in February when he took 57th for $1,449. He will now look to bank his first 500 Main Event cash and potentially a much deeper run as he has some chips to work with early in the session.

Payout Information

  • Big Stax XXIII 500 Main Event 12:10 PM
  • Level 17 (3000/6000/1000)
  • Total Entries: 1070
  • Players Left: 162
  • Average Stack: 294,000

107 places paid. $86k up top.

1st $86,140
2nd $54,383
3rd $43,659
4th $29,479
5th $23,888
6th $19,364
7th $14,993
8th $11,182
9th $8,640
10th-12th $5,845
13th-15th $5,286
16th-18th $4,727
19th-21st $4,269
22nd-24th $3,812
25th-27th $3,405
28th-36th $2,999
37th-45th $2,541
46th-54th $2,185
55th-63rd $1,881
64th-72nd $1,423
73rd-81st $1,169
82nd-90th $1,017
91st-107th $915

Saludez At Feature Table

  • Big Stax XXIII 500 Main Event 11:45 AM
  • Level 16 (2500/5000/500)
  • Total Entries: 1061
  • Players Left: 171
  • Average Stack: 248,000

Table 46 is turning into a real tough spot after the arrival of Ed O’Connell and Chris Csik, who both started the day in the Top 5 and are now seated next to each other.

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Anthony Saludez, Day 2 Level 16

Saludez is also in that rotation and started in the Top 25 with 437k. Saludez is a Parx tournament regular who recently had the best score of his career at Borgata. In what could be considered a bitter-sweet finish, Saludez exited in 9th in the Kickoff Event for $24,277 bringing his career earnings to ~$32k. He followed that up with a cash in the 300 Main Event for $1,542 and is certainly in excellent form heading into today’s session.

Palma, also at Table 46, has seen some early swings in this session. After losing about two thirds of his stack to Ed O’Connell, he has recuperated his arsenal with a triple up holding JxJx against AxQx/AxQx.

 

O’Connell Starts In 2nd

  • Big Stax XXIII 500 Main Event 11:25 AM
  • Level 16 (2500/5000/500)
  • Total Entries: 1052
  • Players Left: 197
  • Average Stack: 220,000
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Ed O’Connell, Day 2 Level 16

Two players from the 500 Main Event broke the previous record for largest stack bagged in a Day 1 session. John Lichtenstein is one of them with an astounding 925k and O’Connell is right behind him with 872k. O’Connell did most of his damage during the final level of play last night which kept him off the blog’s radar until the bagging process had begun.

O’Connell is off to a quick start as well after being moved to Joe Palma’s table. He held AKs on an Ace-high flop and got bets of 75k and 115k on the turn and river from Palma before revealing he had the best hand with top pair top kicker. After that encounter, O’Connell has taken over the lead early in the session.

Day 2 Begins

  • Big Stax XXIII 500 Main Event:
  • Total Entries: 1045
  • Players Left: 190
  • Average Stack: 220,000

Day 2 is underway and registration will remain open for the entire first level. Head to the Big Stax XXIII 500 Hub for links to the schedule, structure, and Day 2 chip-counts. Here’s a look at the leader-board:

JOHN LICHTENSTEIN 925,500 79 9
EDWARD OCONNELL 872,000 71 9
LOUIS GIANNATTASIO 721,500 75 3
MATTHEW ZAMBANINI 618,500 77 6
CHRISTOPHER CSIK 598,500 73 8
JACKOB DATASHVILI 591,500 56 5
LAWRENCE COWSAR 581,000 81 5
RAMASWAMY PYLOORE 575,500 75 2
RYAN OBERHOLTZER 560,500 50 5
CRAIG RUBINSTEIN 554,000 49 2
PATRICK LACEY 546,000 55 9
RUSLAN ARSTANALIYEV 515,500 52 5
GARY KOSAKOWSKI 2ND 507,500 48 7
NICHOLAS WALKER 475,000 56 9
MICHAEL BILINSKI 442,000 54 7
ANTHONY SALUDEZ 437,500 46 6
KYLE KALTENMAIER 428,000 45 3
ALEXANDER PETRUCELLI 428,000 47 4
PEARCE ARNOLD 425,000 52 4
LUCIA ANTUNES 424,500 79 5
JENNIFER SO 421,500 80 2
JORDAN SKINNER 419,500 46 8
ERIC WLODARSKI 411,500 75 8
ANTHONY ANASTASI 411,000 80 8
AGOSTINO OLIVA 408,000 45 6
SHEHRYAR SAMSON 408,000 79 6

 

Day 2 Seating Alphabetical

  • Big Stax XXIII 500 Main Event:
  • Total Entries: 1035
  • Total Bagged: 180
  • Average Stack: 217,000
GEORGE ABI-ZEID 294,000 50 7
JOHN ALESI 150,000 56 6
ANTHONY ANASTASI 411,000 80 8
LUCIA ANTUNES 424,500 79 5
PEARCE ARNOLD 425,000 52 4
RUSLAN ARSTANALIYEV 515,500 52 5
ANTHONY BELLINO 183,500 56 4
ASA BERGER 152,000 71 5
JUDITH BIELAN 41,500 54 9
MICHAEL BILINSKI 442,000 54 7
DEREK BLENMAN 201,000 72 3
STEVEN BLIXT 238,000 75 4
MICHAEL BONITA 235,500 81 3
MITCHELL BROWN 347,500 47 6
ROBERT CAMPION 387,500 81 9
SEAN CARLSON 299,000 50 9
THOMAS CARNEY JR. 140,000 75 6
MICHAEL CAVISTON 152,000 50 8
MATTHEW CERBONE 128,000 47 7
PRATEEK CHANDRA 24,500 81 4
KANNAN CHANDRAN 260,500 74 5
SHAOTONG CHANG 182,000 48 2
KEVIN CHANG 230,000 49 5
NIKOLAOS CHATZIGEORGAKIS 273,500 49 6
GUOLIANG CHEN 272,500 78 4
NAVEEN CHETTIPALLY 206,000 55 7
CHARLES COBB 309,500 76 3
JESSE COHEN 219,500 76 2
MARIO CONCEPCION 115,000 78 5
TIMOTHY COOK 158,000 73 6
WILLIAM CORVINO 280,000 79 8
LAWRENCE COWSAR 581,000 81 5
CHRISTOPHER CSIK 598,500 73 8
ARTHUR CURRY 185,000 81 7
DANIEL DACONTI 178,000 48 3
DOMINIC DAMICO 227,000 53 8
JACKOB DATASHVILI 591,500 56 5
PIERRE DEISSLER 68,000 50 3
MICHAEL DENTALE 180,000 74 8
L DIGIOVANNA 131,000 55 4
MICHAEL DINARDI 260,500 47 2
JOSIAS DOSSANTOS 204,000 49 3
BARTLEY DOWLING 225,000 79 7
REGINA DUNCAN 105,500 52 9
DYLAN ECRET 235,000 71 8
ROBERT ELIAS 68,000 72 6
OLIVER ENTINE 143,500 72 7
EMANUEL FAILLA 133,500 77 4
LEE FAMA 128,500 74 2
FRANCIS FARRELL 89,500 55 5
CLAUDIUS FERRIS 180,000 50 4
GREGORY FISHBERG 272,500 75 9
ANDREW FITTING 80,500 53 9
PATRICK FLAHERTY 172,500 74 7
ANDREW FRANKENBERGER 175,000 47 3
BRIAN FRASCA 203,500 45 5
DANIEL FREDERICK 314,000 52 8
FRANK FUNARO JR 196,000 51 4
JOSEPH GALAZZO 305,000 48 5
MICHAEL GARAVUSO 94,500 78 6
LUIGI GIANNATTASIO 721,500 75 3
MICHAEL GOLDBERG 239,500 75 5
ELILTON GOUVEIA 230,000 55 6
MATTHEW GROSS 261,000 54 5
MICHAEL GUZZARDI 113,500 54 3
RYAN HAGERTY 100,000 77 7
TRAVIS HARTSHORN 207,000 74 9
ROBERT HEARON JR 227,000 53 3
ROBERT HOLLAND 130,500 80 3
ZHENJIE HOU 275,000 50 2
GERALD JOHNSON 193,000 81 2
MICHAEL JOUANEH 160,500 73 9
KYLE KALTENMAIER 428,000 45 3
JAMES KARALIS 302,800 51 6
MICHAEL KEMETER 85,000 54 8
HEON KIM 185,500 52 6
ANDREW KIM 111,500 71 2
SOO KO 256,000 76 7
GARY KOSAKOWSKI 2ND 507,500 48 7
BENJAMIN KRITZER 172,000 71 7
PATRICK LACEY 546,000 55 9
CHRISTOPHER LAIETA 150,500 72 8
PAUL LAMBRAKIS 123,500 46 2
MICHAEL LATOUR 75,500 73 4
WAYNE LEWIS 87,000 71 4
JOHN LICHTENSTEIN 925,500 79 9
JAMES LILLIS 148,500 52 7
JOSEPH LOSCIALO 54,000 51 7
ALLAN LUBIN 108,500 56 8
MICHAEL LUGOSKY 250,000 51 5
DOUGLAS MACKINNON 85,000 77 5
CHARLES MALTZMAN 290,500 78 9
MICHAEL MARDER 245,500 54 4
KEITH MCCARROLL 123,500 79 2
JEREMIAH MCKENNA 124,000 80 7
RYAN MCKNIGHT 141,000 76 8
THOMAS MCMAHON 114,000 53 7
RAY MEDLIN JR 323,500 49 9
JACK MEHR 79,000 56 3
ARA MELIKIAN 163,500 77 9
WILLIAM MILLER 247,500 45 2
RICHARD MILO 387,500 53 5
KENNETH MOORE 78,500 76 5
ALEXANDRE MOREIRA 275,000 79 3
DANIEL MORGAN 86,500 77 8
ANDREW MULLEN 319,500 56 2
ANDREW MUNIER 131,500 74 3
GREGORY NERENBERG 371,000 52 2
JUAN NIETO RODRIGUEZ 371,500 79 4
ERIC NILSEN 119,000 51 9
RYAN OBERHOLTZER 560,500 50 5
EDWARD OCONNELL 872,000 71 9
AGOSTINO OLIVA 408,000 45 6
DAVID OLSHAN 82,000 51 8
JOSEPH PALMA 321,500 46 5
ELPIDOFOROS PANTELI 28,500 49 4
ANTHONY PASQUA 204,000 54 2
ADAM PEPPER 189,500 78 8
EDISIO PEREIRA 167,000 53 2
MARK PERRY 42,000 76 9
STEVEN PETITTE 272,000 72 5
ALEXANDER PETRUCELLI 428,000 47 4
WILLIAM PFEFFER JR 173,500 46 4
PHILLIP PHAN 66,000 55 2
DAVID PHILLIPS 106,500 47 5
LISA PICKELL 141,500 48 4
NATHANIEL POSTLETHWAITE 182,500 76 4
ANTHONY POTIS 313,500 73 7
JAMES PROCACCINI 383,000 54 6
RAMASWAMY PYLOORE 575,500 75 2
GEORGE RAKITZIS 180,000 47 8
JASON RIVKIN 77,500 71 6
JAMES RIZZO 97,000 45 8
JOSE ROMAN 38,000 76 6
CHAD ROSOW 266,500 77 2
CRAIG RUBINSTEIN 554,000 49 2
TONY SABBAGH 287,500 72 4
ANTHONY SALUDEZ 437,500 46 6
SHEHRYAR SAMSON 408,000 79 6
STEVEN SARECKY 96,500 51 2
STEVEN SARMIENTO 292,500 53 6
MALIK SAUNDERS 215,500 51 3
CHRISTOPHER SCHONBACH 78,500 48 6
DEAN SCHULTZ 32,500 80 9
TODD SCHWEITZER 107,000 46 7
JOHN SCRIMENTI 166,500 45 7
WILLIAM SERVER JR 84,000 49 8
AARON SHAPIRO 93,000 55 3
JAY SHARON 204,500 80 5
TJ SHULMAN 95,500 74 6
YEVGENY SHUSTER 167,000 50 6
AVINAASH SINGH 291,500 77 3
JORDAN SKINNER 419,500 46 8
JENNIFER SO 421,500 80 2
DAVID SOMERS 68,000 71 3
JAMES SPARACIO 60,000 73 3
NEAL SPEECE 236,500 53 4
KEVIN STRUBLE 175,500 52 3
DANIEL SWEENEY 99,500 55 8
BRIAN TAYLOR 95,000 48 8
WALTER TAYLOR JR 131,500 72 2
RAGAVAN THIAGARAJAH 86,000 49 7
BRANDON TIONG 135,000 46 3
MICHAEL TRUMAN 155,500 81 8
BRANDON VAYSMAN 34,000 78 3
KAREN VENTIMIGLIA 202,500 72 9
FRIMAN VILLALONA 195,000 56 7
NICHOLAS WALKER 475,000 56 9
ZHAOXING WANG 188,000 74 4
SUMEET WAYACHAL 403,000 81 6
JONAS WEXLER 331,000 78 7
JEFFREY WICKER 118,500 73 5
TYREEM WILLIAMS 44,000 80 6
ERIC WLODARSKI 411,500 75 8
ROBERT WOOD 193,000 78 2
PAL ZAGREDA 203,000 73 2
ARTUR ZAIKANSKY 129,500 45 4
MATTHEW ZAMBANINI 618,500 77 6
ALEXANDER ZAVERUKHA 195,500 75 7
DAVID ZEMEL 300,500 80 4

Day 2 Seating Table Draw

EMPTY 45 1
WILLIAM MILLER 247,500 45 2
KYLE KALTENMAIER 428,000 45 3
ARTUR ZAIKANSKY 129,500 45 4
BRIAN FRASCA 203,500 45 5
AGOSTINO OLIVA 408,000 45 6
JOHN SCRIMENTI 166,500 45 7
JAMES RIZZO 97,000 45 8
EMPTY 45 9
EMPTY 46 1
PAUL LAMBRAKIS 123,500 46 2
BRANDON TIONG 135,000 46 3
WILLIAM PFEFFER JR 173,500 46 4
JOSEPH PALMA 321,500 46 5
ANTHONY SALUDEZ 437,500 46 6
TODD SCHWEITZER 107,000 46 7
JORDAN SKINNER 419,500 46 8
EMPTY 46 9
EMPTY 47 1
MICHAEL DINARDI 260,500 47 2
ANDREW FRANKENBERGER 175,000 47 3
ALEXANDER PETRUCELLI 428,000 47 4
DAVID PHILLIPS 106,500 47 5
MITCHELL BROWN 347,500 47 6
MATTHEW CERBONE 128,000 47 7
GEORGE RAKITZIS 180,000 47 8
EMPTY 47 9
EMPTY 48 1
SHAOTONG CHANG 182,000 48 2
DANIEL DACONTI 178,000 48 3
LISA PICKELL 141,500 48 4
JOSEPH GALAZZO 305,000 48 5
CHRISTOPHER SCHONBACH 78,500 48 6
GARY KOSAKOWSKI 2ND 507,500 48 7
BRIAN TAYLOR 95,000 48 8
EMPTY 48 9
EMPTY 49 1
CRAIG RUBINSTEIN 554,000 49 2
JOSIAS DOSSANTOS 204,000 49 3
ELPIDOFOROS PANTELI 28,500 49 4
KEVIN CHANG 230,000 49 5
NIKOLAOS CHATZIGEORGAKIS 273,500 49 6
RAGAVAN THIAGARAJAH 86,000 49 7
WILLIAM SERVER JR 84,000 49 8
RAY MEDLIN JR 323,500 49 9
EMPTY 50 1
ZHENJIE HOU 275,000 50 2
PIERRE DEISSLER 68,000 50 3
CLAUDIUS FERRIS 180,000 50 4
RYAN OBERHOLTZER 560,500 50 5
YEVGENY SHUSTER 167,000 50 6
GEORGE ABI-ZEID 294,000 50 7
MICHAEL CAVISTON 152,000 50 8
SEAN CARLSON 299,000 50 9
EMPTY 51 1
STEVEN SARECKY 96,500 51 2
MALIK SAUNDERS 215,500 51 3
FRANK FUNARO JR 196,000 51 4
MICHAEL LUGOSKY 250,000 51 5
JAMES KARALIS 302,800 51 6
JOSEPH LOSCIALO 54,000 51 7
DAVID OLSHAN 82,000 51 8
ERIC NILSEN 119,000 51 9
EMPTY 52 1
GREGORY NERENBERG 371,000 52 2
KEVIN STRUBLE 175,500 52 3
PEARCE ARNOLD 425,000 52 4
RUSLAN ARSTANALIYEV 515,500 52 5
HEON KIM 185,500 52 6
JAMES LILLIS 148,500 52 7
DANIEL FREDERICK 314,000 52 8
REGINA DUNCAN 105,500 52 9
EMPTY 53 1
EDISIO PEREIRA 167,000 53 2
ROBERT HEARON JR 227,000 53 3
NEAL SPEECE 236,500 53 4
RICHARD MILO 387,500 53 5
STEVEN SARMIENTO 292,500 53 6
THOMAS MCMAHON 114,000 53 7
DOMINIC DAMICO 227,000 53 8
ANDREW FITTING 80,500 53 9
EMPTY 54 1
ANTHONY PASQUA 204,000 54 2
MICHAEL GUZZARDI 113,500 54 3
MICHAEL MARDER 245,500 54 4
MATTHEW GROSS 261,000 54 5
JAMES PROCACCINI 383,000 54 6
MICHAEL BILINSKI 442,000 54 7
MICHAEL KEMETER 85,000 54 8
JUDITH BIELAN 41,500 54 9
EMPTY 55 1
PHILLIP PHAN 66,000 55 2
AARON SHAPIRO 93,000 55 3
L DIGIOVANNA 131,000 55 4
FRANCIS FARRELL 89,500 55 5
ELILTON GOUVEIA 230,000 55 6
NAVEEN CHETTIPALLY 206,000 55 7
DANIEL SWEENEY 99,500 55 8
PATRICK LACEY 546,000 55 9
EMPTY 56 1
ANDREW MULLEN 319,500 56 2
JACK MEHR 79,000 56 3
ANTHONY BELLINO 183,500 56 4
JACKOB DATASHVILI 591,500 56 5
JOHN ALESI 150,000 56 6
FRIMAN VILLALONA 195,000 56 7
ALLAN LUBIN 108,500 56 8
NICHOLAS WALKER 475,000 56 9
EMPTY 81 1
GERALD JOHNSON 193,000 81 2
MICHAEL BONITA 235,500 81 3
PRATEEK CHANDRA 24,500 81 4
LAWRENCE COWSAR 581,000 81 5
SUMEET WAYACHAL 403,000 81 6
ARTHUR CURRY 185,000 81 7
MICHAEL TRUMAN 155,500 81 8
ROBERT CAMPION 387,500 81 9
EMPTY 80 1
JENNIFER SO 421,500 80 2
ROBERT HOLLAND 130,500 80 3
DAVID ZEMEL 300,500 80 4
JAY SHARON 204,500 80 5
TYREEM WILLIAMS 44,000 80 6
JEREMIAH MCKENNA 124,000 80 7
ANTHONY ANASTASI 411,000 80 8
DEAN SCHULTZ 32,500 80 9
EMPTY 79 1
KEITH MCCARROLL 123,500 79 2
ALEXANDRE MOREIRA 275,000 79 3
JUAN NIETO RODRIGUEZ 371,500 79 4
LUCIA ANTUNES 424,500 79 5
SHEHRYAR SAMSON 408,000 79 6
BARTLEY DOWLING 225,000 79 7
WILLIAM CORVINO 280,000 79 8
JOHN LICHTENSTEIN 925,500 79 9
EMPTY 78 1
ROBERT WOOD 193,000 78 2
BRANDON VAYSMAN 34,000 78 3
GUOLIANG CHEN 272,500 78 4
MARIO CONCEPCION 115,000 78 5
MICHAEL GARAVUSO 94,500 78 6
JONAS WEXLER 331,000 78 7
ADAM PEPPER 189,500 78 8
CHARLES MALTZMAN 290,500 78 9
EMPTY 77 1
CHAD ROSOW 266,500 77 2
AVINAASH SINGH 291,500 77 3
EMANUEL FAILLA 133,500 77 4
DOUGLAS MACKINNON 85,000 77 5
MATTHEW ZAMBANINI 618,500 77 6
RYAN HAGERTY 100,000 77 7
DANIEL MORGAN 86,500 77 8
ARA MELIKIAN 163,500 77 9
EMPTY 76 1
JESSE COHEN 219,500 76 2
CHARLES COBB 309,500 76 3
NATHANIEL POSTLETHWAITE 182,500 76 4
KENNETH MOORE 78,500 76 5
JOSE ROMAN 38,000 76 6
SOO KO 256,000 76 7
RYAN MCKNIGHT 141,000 76 8
MARK PERRY 42,000 76 9
EMPTY 75 1
RAMASWAMY PYLOORE 575,500 75 2
LUIGI GIANNATTASIO 721,500 75 3
STEVEN BLIXT 238,000 75 4
MICHAEL GOLDBERG 239,500 75 5
THOMAS CARNEY JR. 140,000 75 6
ALEXANDER ZAVERUKHA 195,500 75 7
ERIC WLODARSKI 411,500 75 8
GREGORY FISHBERG 272,500 75 9
EMPTY 74 1
LEE FAMA 128,500 74 2
ANDREW MUNIER 131,500 74 3
ZHAOXING WANG 188,000 74 4
KANNAN CHANDRAN 260,500 74 5
TJ SHULMAN 95,500 74 6
PATRICK FLAHERTY 172,500 74 7
MICHAEL DENTALE 180,000 74 8
TRAVIS HARTSHORN 207,000 74 9
EMPTY 73 1
PAL ZAGREDA 203,000 73 2
JAMES SPARACIO 60,000 73 3
MICHAEL LATOUR 75,500 73 4
JEFFREY WICKER 118,500 73 5
TIMOTHY COOK 158,000 73 6
ANTHONY POTIS 313,500 73 7
CHRISTOPHER CSIK 598,500 73 8
MICHAEL JOUANEH 160,500 73 9
EMPTY 72 1
WALTER TAYLOR JR 131,500 72 2
DEREK BLENMAN 201,000 72 3
TONY SABBAGH 287,500 72 4
STEVEN PETITTE 272,000 72 5
ROBERT ELIAS 68,000 72 6
OLIVER ENTINE 143,500 72 7
CHRISTOPHER LAIETA 150,500 72 8
KAREN VENTIMIGLIA 202,500 72 9
EMPTY 71 1
ANDREW KIM 111,500 71 2
DAVID SOMERS 68,000 71 3
WAYNE LEWIS 87,000 71 4
ASA BERGER 152,000 71 5
JASON RIVKIN 77,500 71 6
BENJAMIN KRITZER 172,000 71 7
DYLAN ECRET 235,000 71 8
EDWARD OCONNELL 872,000 71 9