Down To Six

  • Big Stax XXV 1100 Main Event 4:10 PM
  • Level 27 (30000/60000/10000)
  • Players Left: 6

The first three bust-outs at the Final Table were all extremely short stacks failing to make a comeback.

jason ritchie
Jason Ritchie, Day 3 Level 25

John Ciofalo opened the pot and Ritchie moved all-in for ~400k. Ciofalo made the call to put him at risk with J9s against AxQx. The board ran out 9x4x4xTx5x and Ciofalo collected the short stack.

glenn macartney
Glenn Macartney, Day 3 Level 25

Macartney was blinded down to ~60k before he shoved all-in from under the gun. He was picked off by the big blind and could not mount a comeback.

kyle bowker
Kyle Bowker, Day 3 Level 25

Bowker was in a similar situation being forced to go with his hand in the big blind for ~90k total. He had Tx9x against Jx4x and couldn’t find any help.

Jason Ritchie is eliminated in 9th place for $7,036.

Glenn Macartney is eliminated in 8th place for $9,900.

Kyle Bowker is eliminated in 7th place for $13,820.

Final Table

  • Big Stax XXV 1100 Main Event 2:45 PM
  • Level 26 (25000/50000/5000)
  • Players Left: 9
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Jason Deane, Day 3 Level 25

Deane was left with exactly one 5k chip after getting involved in a big hand with Gerald Fehr. The board read 5♦K♠2♠K♥ with ~800k-1M in the middle. Fehr moved all-in for 910k and was immediately called by Deane.

Fehr A♥2♥ vs Deane A♣Q♣

River: 2♦

Deane made a big call with Ace-high but it was not the right spot. He would be eliminated a few hands later in the same hand as Brock Wilson.

brock wilson
Brock Wilson, Day 3 Level 25

Wilson opened the button to 125k and was called Gerald Fehr in the small blind. Jason Deane went all-in from the big blind for 105k total.

Flop: 9♣2♥6♥ Pot: 380k

Fehr checked. Wilson bet 125k. Fehr raised to 375k. Wilson moved all-in for ~1.1M and Fehr immediately made the call.

Fehr J♠9♥ vs Wilson 10♣10♠ vs Deane 5♥4♠

Turn: 3♥

River: 10♥

Fehr makes a flush on the end to take out both players and get the field to the Final Table.

Jason Deane is eliminated in 11th place for $7,036.

Brock Wilson is eliminated in 10th place for $7,036.

Final Table:

  1. Shankar Pillai
  2. Sean VanTassel
  3. John Ciofalo
  4. Michael Rossitto
  5. Kyle Bowker
  6. Jason Ritchie
  7. Glenn Macartney
  8. Jason Brauda
  9. Gerald Fehr

 

Next Level

  • Big Stax XXV 1100 Main Event 1:35 PM
  • Level 26 (25000/50000/5000)
  • Players Left: 11
JOHN CIOFALO 6,000,000
JASON BRAUDA 3,450,000
SEAN VANTASSEL 2,703,000
MICHAEL ROSSITTO 2,050,000
BROCK WILSON 1,602,000
SHANKAR PILLAI 1,575,000
JASON DEANE 1,450,000
JASON RITCHIE 1,410,000
KYLE BOWKER 1,400,000
GERALD FEHR 1,325,000
GLENN MACARTNEY 715,000

Pandya Out In 12th

  • Big Stax XXV 1100 Main Event 1:20 PM
  • Level 25 (20000/40000/5000)
  • Players Left: 11
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Ketan Pandya, Day 3 Level 25

Pandya is out in 12th after picking up TxTx against Jason Brauda who held JxJx. The board ran clean for the over-pair and Pandya failed to get anything going on Day 3 after starting in 12th out of 14.

Ketan Pandya is eliminated in 12th place for $6,081.

The first break is coming up shortly and full chip-counts will be available once play resumes.

Two Quick Bustouts

  • Big Stax XXV 1100 Main Event 12:35 PM
  • Level 25 (20000/40000/5000)
  • Players Left: 12

Matt Mullins limped the button and Michael Rossitto raised to 200k from the big blind. Mullins then moved all-in for ~1M and was called.

Rossitto held TxTx against Mullins’ AxQx. The board ran out 7xKx7x7x3x and Rossitto holds with his pair.

Matt Mullins is eliminated in 14th for $6,081.

Mike Lavenburg would be the next to go after getting in his short stack with Ax3x against Shankar Pillai’s 6x6x. Lavenburg would find no help on the board and Pillai collects the short-stack.

Mike Lavenburg is eliminated in 13th place for $6,081.

Day 3 Underway

  • Big Stax XXV 1100 Main Event 12:15 PM
  • Level 25 (20000/40000/5000)
  • Players Left: 14

Cards are in the air for Day 3 play and the field is five eliminations away from the nine-handed Final Table. Levels will be 90-minutes long for the duration of the event with a break after each level.

Mike Lavenburg came in on the short-stack but quickly doubled to give himself some breathing room. Here is how everyone started the day:

JOHN CIOFALO 5,765,000
SEAN VANTASSEL 3,570,000
SHANKAR PILLAI 2,550,000
JASON RITCHIE 1,750,000
MATTHEW MULLINS 1,455,000
MICHAEL ROSSITTO 1,390,000
JASON BRAUDA 1,305,000
KYLE BOWKER 1,175,000
GLENN MACARTNEY 1,175,000
GERALD FEHR 1,145,000
JASON DEANE 740,000
KETAN PANDYA 655,000
BROCK WILSON 550,000
MICHAEL LAVENBURG 270,000

Day 3 Chip Counts/Seating

Play resumes at 12 PM with a 40k big blind.

JOHN CIOFALO 5,765,000
SEAN VANTASSEL 3,570,000
SHANKAR PILLAI 2,550,000
JASON RITCHIE 1,750,000
MATTHEW MULLINS 1,455,000
MICHAEL ROSSITTO 1,390,000
JASON BRAUDA 1,305,000
KYLE BOWKER 1,175,000
GLENN MACARTNEY 1,175,000
GERALD FEHR 1,145,000
JASON DEANE 740,000
KETAN PANDYA 655,000
BROCK WILSON 550,000
MICHAEL LAVENBURG 270,000

 

JASON RITCHIE 1,750,000
MATTHEW MULLINS 1,455,000
KYLE BOWKER 1,175,000
MICHAEL ROSSITTO 1,390,000
KETAN PANDYA 655,000
JASON BRAUDA 1,305,000
EMPTY
GLENN MACARTNEY 1,175,000
GERALD FEHR 1,145,000
JASON DEANE 740,000
MICHAEL LAVENBURG 270,000
SHANKAR PILLAI 2,550,000
SEAN VANTASSEL 3,570,000
EMPTY
JOHN CIOFALO 5,765,000
BROCK WILSON 550,000

End of Day 2

  • Big Stax XXV 1100 Main Event 12:25 AM
  • END OF DAY 2
  • Total Entries: 471
  • Players Remaining: 14

The bags are out for Day 3. Play resumes with a 40k big blind at 12 PM. Full chip counts and seating will be posted by 3 AM. Head to the Big Stax XXV 1100 Hub for links to Day 2 results.

Ciafalo Wins Huge Hand

  • Big Stax XXV 1100 Main Event 12:10 AM
  • Level 24 (15000/30000/5000)
  • Total Entries: 471
  • Players Remaining: 14

John Ciofalo opened from under the gun and was called by Shankar Pillai on the button as well as Quintin Trammell on the button.

Flop: Q♠7♥K♥

Trammell took the lead with a bet of 85k and was called by both players.

Turn: 5♣

Trammell bet 330k and was called by only Ciofalo.

River: A♣

Trammell fired 500k and Ciofalo moved all-in. Trammell made the call for ~1.2M total.

Trammell K♠Q♠ vs Ciofalo J♥10♦

Ciofalo made his straight on the end and got the rest of Trammell’s stack, taking in an ~3.5M chip pot and moving into the lead late in Day 2.

Quintin Trammell is eliminated in 15th place for $6,081.

VanTassel Leaves Lavenburg Short

  • Big Stax XXV 1100 Main Event 12:00 AM
  • Level 24 (15000/30000/5000)
  • Total Entries: 471
  • Players Remaining: 15

Mike Lavenburg opened the button to 70k and was called by Shankar Pillai in the small blind. Sean VanTassel 3-bet from the big blind to 225k and was called by only Lavenburg.

Flop: 2♥4♣8♥ Pot: 555k

VanTassel moved all-in after the flop for 810k and was called after just a few seconds by Lavenburg.

VanTassel A♥5♥ vs Lavenburg 10♠10♥

Turn: 4♥

River: Q♣

VanTassel immediately connects on the turn and holds to scoop the pot of 2.175M. Lavenburg is left with ~300-400k.