Laieta Out 3rd- $40,286

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 8:13 PM
  •  Level 29 (50000/100000/50000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 2

A few hands after his double, Chris Laieta was all in pre flop vs. Matt Shafman.

Shafman: A7

Laieta: AQ

With another double putting him right back in it, Shafman hits a 7 on the turn to end Laieta’s tournament in 3rd place for $40,286.

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Chris Laieta 3rd Place $40,286

Laieta Doubles

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 8:07 PM
  •  Level 29 (50000/100000/50000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 3

Short stacked, and 3 handed, Chris Laieta had gotten down to 855k from losing a few smaller pots and after doubling Greg “Fish” Fishberg.  From the SB Fish place a stack of blue chips in, covering Laieta, and Laieta called in the BB.

Fish: 89dd

Laieta: K10o

Board Ran out 53210Q to give Laieta a much needed double up.

4th Place- $28,953

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 7:38 PM
  •  Level 28 (40000/80000/40000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 3

Pre flop raises to Matt Shafman 200k, Edan Sucov 3-bets to 650k, and Shafman calls.

Flop: K76hh Sucov bets 600k and Shafman calls

Turn: Qo Sucov bets 1mil, Shafman moves all in and Sucov calls

River: X

Sucov: AKo for top pair and top kicker

Shafman: KQ for 2-pair and the win to knock out Sucov in 4th place for $28,953.

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Edan Sucov 4th Place: $28,953

Fish Doubles Up

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 7:35 PM
  •  Level 28 (40000/80000/40000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 4

First to act, Chris Laieta opens to 200k, action folds to Greg “Fish” Fishberg, who goes all-in for his remaining 2,090,000, and Laieta calls.

Laieta- A8ss

Fish- AQo

Board runs out 361010J for Fish to hold and double up.

Shafman New Chip Leader on Dinner Break

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 6:30 PM
  •  Level 28 (40000/80000/40000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 4

The final 4 are on dinner break and will resume at 7:15pm.  As we are now at 4 players remaining, the ante does become half of the BB. Updated chip counts below:

First Last Chip Count
Matt Shafman 7,750,000
Edan Sucov 7,505,000
Chris Laieta 4,115,000
Greg Fishberg 1,850,000
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Matt Shafman Chip Count: 7,750,000

5th Place- $21,737

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 6:00 PM
  •  Level 28 (40000/80000/80000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 4

From the button, Kevin Kwak made it 175k, Matt Shafman, in the SB 3 bets, and Kwak 4 bet shoves for 3,795,000, and Shafman calls.

Shafman: AKo

Kwak: AQo

Shafman flops a K, leaving little hope for Kwak, and the turn left Kwak drawing dead and Shafman gets the double up.

Kwak is left with 160k which he gets all in the next hand, and Chris Laieta calls in the BB.

Kwak: pocket QQ

Laieta: 105cc

The flop comes out with a 10 and 5 giving Laieta 2 pair and holds up to knock out Kwak in 5th place for $21,737.

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Kevin Kwak (C) 5th Place $21,737



Flopping the Flush

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 5:45 PM
  •  Level 28 (40000/80000/80000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 5

UTG Kwak raises to 175k, Fish 3-bets to 460k, Kwak calls.

Flop: 10♠6♠4♠ both players check

Turn: Kx both check again

River: Qx Kwak leads 685k Fish calls

Kwak shows his K♠J♠ for the flush vs Fish with KQo for top 2-pair

Chop Block Bluff

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 5:20 PM
  •  Level 28 (40000/80000/80000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 5

Greg “Fish” Fishberg raises from the cutoff to 175k, and Kevin Kwak calls in the SB.

Flop: A44hhx Fish bets 205k, Kwak calls

Turn: 4x both check

River: A Kwak checks and Fish bets 500k, Kwak folds and Fish shows his pocket QQ.



Sucov New Chip Leader

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 5:10 PM
  •  On Break Next Level 28 (40000/80000/80000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 5

The final 5 are now all very close in chips, with anyone of them being just a hand away from taking the lead.  Edan Sucov is the new chip leader with 5,775,000.

First Last Chip Count
Edan Sucov 5,775,000
Kevin Kwak 4,305,000
Matt Shafman 3,920,000
Greg Fishberg 3,885,000
Chris Laieta 3,335,000
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Edan Sucov Chip Count: 5,775,000

Kwak Gets Some ‘Baby Blues’

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 4:25 PM
  •  Level 27 (30000/60000/60000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 5

From the button, Chris Laieta raises to 150k, Kevin Kwak 3 bets to 415k, and Laieta calls.

Flop: 823 r Kwak bets 325k, Laieta calls

Turn: 9ddx Kwak bets 1 mil, Laieta calls

River: Kx Kwak goes all in for his remaining 755k, and Laieta folds, and Kwak gets to add his first ‘baby blue’ (100k chips) to his stack.

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Kevin Kwak