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.

Dinner Break/Updated Chip Counts

  • Big Stax XXVIII 2500 8:35PM
  • Level 27 50,000/100,000/50,000
  • Total Players: 159
  • Players Remaining: 3

The final 3 are on dinner break and will resume play at 9:50pm, below are their updated chip counts:

First Last Chip Count Seat
Natale Kuey 7.935M 2
Matt Vaughan 4.25M 5
Matt Kurtz 3.72M 8

 

 

 

Vaughan’s Luck Turns Around

  • Big Stax XXVIII 2500 8:20PM
  • Level 27 50,000/100,000/50,000
  • Total Players: 159
  • Players Remaining: 3

From the button, Matt Vaughan opened to 200k, Natale Kuey raised to 650k, Vaughan went all in for 2.1M, and Huey called.

Board: 6-3-8-2-4

Kuey: JJ

Vaughan: 66 for a set to double up and stay alive.

 

More Chips for Kuey

  • Big Stax XXVIII 2500 8:15PM
  • Level 27 50,000/100,000/50,000
  • Total Players: 159
  • Players Remaining: 3

From the button, Matt Vaughan raises to 200k, Matt Kurtz and Natale Kuey call.

Flop: 2x5h3c blinds check, Vaughan bets 250k, both call

Turn: Jh Kurtz checks, Kuey bets 500k and both players fold.

Bad Run-Outs for Vaughan

  • Big Stax XXVIII 2500 8:00PM
  • Level 27 50,000/100,000/50,000
  • Total Players: 159
  • Players Remaining: 3

Soon after Matt Vaughans top and bottom pair got counterfeited by Matt Kurtz’ trips for close to a million chips, Vaughan on the button got in another pot with Natale Kuey.

Flop: 8c6c10c Kuey checks, Vaughan bets 175k and Kuey calls.

Turn: Js Kuey checks Vaughan bets 400k, and Kuey calls.

River: Ks Kuey checks, Vaughan bets 800k and Kuey calls.

Vaughan: K-J (top 2 pair)

Kuey: J8cc for a flush to win the hand

Valerstein 4th Place: $29,074

  • Big Stax XXVIII 2500 7:22PM
  • Level 26 40,000/80,000/80,000
  • Total Players: 159
  • Players Remaining: 3

A few hands after losing a big pot to Kuey, Roman Valerstein open shoved for his remaining 1.135M, and called by Matt Kurtz in the BB.

Board Ran out: 10-3-9-J-2

Valerstein: A-5o

Kurtz: AQss to win the hand and eliminate Valerstein in 4th place for $29,074.

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Roman Valerstein 4th Place: $29,074

 

Kuey On a Heater

  • Big Stax XXVIII 2500 7:18PM
  • Level 26 40,000/80,000/80,000
  • Total Players: 159
  • Players Remaining: 4

From the button, Natale Kuey opened to 175k, Roman Valerstein 3-bet from the SB to 550k, and Kuey called.

Flop: Qs8s8c Valerstein leads for 450k, and Huey calls

Turn: Ad both players check

River: Js Valerstein checks Kuey bets 600k and Valerstein calls.

Kuey: QQ for a full house, Valerstein mucks.

Too Many Outs

  • Big Stax XXVIII 2500 7:08PM
  • Level 26 40,000/80,000/80,000
  • Total Players: 159
  • Players Remaining: 4

Pre-flop Natale Kuey opened to 160k, Matt Vaughan and Matt Kurtz called from the blinds.

Flop: 10s42cc blinds check, Kuey bets 350k and Vaughan calls.

Turn: Ac Vaughan checks, Kuey goes all in for 1.795M, Vaughan tanks and then calls.

River: 7d

Vaughan: 8-10cc

Kuey: AsQc with top pair to win the hand and double up.

Worm 5th Place: $21,861

  • Big Stax XXVIII 2500 6:40PM
  • Level 26 40,000/80,000/80,000
  • Total Players: 159
  • Players Remaining: 4

Roman Valerstein raised to 160k pre-flop and Worm shoved all in.  Valerstein called for his last 1.365M.

Valerstein: AA

Worm: 10-10

The board held for Valerstein to double up.

A few hands later Worm went all in for his last 280k with 78ss and called by Natale Kuey with AK.  Kuey held up to knock out Worm in 5th place for $21,861.

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Joe “Worm” Palma

 

 

Updated Chip Counts

  • Big Stax XXVIII 2500 6:20PM
  • On Break Next Level 26 40,000/80,000/80,000
  • Total Players: 159
  • Players Remaining: 5
First Last Chip Count Seat
Natale Kuey 1.6M 2
Roman Valerstein 1.565M 4
Matt Vaughan 5.15M 5
Joe “Worm” Palma 3.3M 7
Matt Kurtz 4.33M 8