Engel Out In 6th

  • Big Stax XXIII 1100 Main Event 1:05 AM
  • Level 31 (75000/150000/25000)
  • Total Entries: 543
  • Players Left: 5
  • Next Payout: $27,521
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Ari Engel, Day 3 Level 29

Mark Perry raised from the cutoff to 350k. Ari Engel 3-bet from the small blind to 750k, leaving himself 1.1M behind. TJ Shulman moved all-in from the big blind for 3.125M total. Perry folded and Engel made the call for his remaining stack and would be at risk.

Shulman J♦J♣ vs Engel A♠5♠ Pot: 4.2M

Board: Q♠K♣4♣Q♣2♦

TJ Shulman finds an excellent spot to wake up with a premium hand and catches Engel attempting to steal from the initial opener. He holds against the single over-card and chips up to ~5.1M.

Ari Engel is eliminated in 6th place for $21,901.

Next Level (Chip Counts)

  • Big Stax XXIII 1100 Main Event 12:45 AM
  • Level 31 (75000/150000/25000)
  • Total Entries: 543
  • Players Left: 6
  • Next Payout: $21,901
Start 30 Start 31
JOSEPH LIBERTA 6,760,000 7,250,000
MARK PERRY 4,800,000 5,900,000
SOLOMON YI 2,670,000 4,525,000
WILLIAM CORVINO 3,430,000 4,300,000
TJ SHULMAN 2,465,000 3,175,000
ALAN ENGEL 3,605,000 2,025,000

So Out In 7th

  • Big Stax XXIII 1100 Main Event 12:30 AM
  • Level 30 (60000/120000/20000)
  • Total Entries: 543
  • Players Left: 6
  • Next Payout: $21,901

Jennifer So open shoved second to act for 1.585M, just over 13 big blinds. Action folded to Mark Perry on the button who also moved all-in. The blinds folded and the two players tabled their cards with So at risk.

So K♥K♦ vs Perry A♣Q♣ Pot: ~3.48M

Board: A♥Q♥6♣9♣3♦ 

Jennifer So is eliminated in 7th place for $18,077.

The elimination comes in the final moments of Level 30 which was otherwise uneventful. Full chip counts will be posted shortly as six-handed play gets underway with a 150k big blind.

Yi Makes Broadway

  • Big Stax XXIII 1100 Main Event 11:20 PM
  • Level 30 (60000/120000/20000)
  • Total Entries: 543
  • Players Left: 7
  • Next Payout: $18,077

Jennifer So opened to 250k from the hijack. Solomon Yi called from the button as well as Joe Liberta from the big blind.

Flop: A♦Q♥5♣ Pot: 950k

Checked around.

Turn: 10♠

Liberta and So checked to Yi. Yi bet 350k. Liberta folded. So called.

River: 8♦ Pot: 1.65M

So checked. Yi bet 1.2M and was called. Yi showed the K♠J♠ for the nuts and collected the pot worth ~4.05M.

After the hand, So is down to ~2M and Yi is up to ~5.1M.

Break Time (Chip Counts)

  • Big Stax XXIII 1100 Main Event 10:15 PM
  • Level 30 (60000/120000/20000)
  • Total Entries: 543
  • Players Left: 7
  • Next Payout: $18,077

Players are now on a short break and will return with a 120k big blind.

Dinner Start 30
JOSEPH LIBERTA 6,050,000 6,760,000
MARK PERRY 2,090,000 4,800,000
ALAN ENGEL 5,810,000 3,605,000
JENNIFER SO 2,410,000 3,435,000
WILLIAM CORVINO 3,795,000 3,430,000
SOLOMON YI 1,365,000 2,670,000
TJ SHULMAN 3,780,000 2,465,000

Perry Doubles Through Engel

  • Big Stax XXIII 1100 Main Event 10:15 PM
  • Level 29 (50000/100000/15000)
  • Total Entries: 543
  • Players Left: 7
  • Next Payout: $18,077
mark perry
Mark Perry, Day 3 Level 29

Mark Perry opened the button for a standard raise and Ari Engel shoved from the big blind covering Perry’s stack of 2.4M. Perry made the call and would be at risk.

Perry 10♦10♠ vs Engel A♣9♠ Pot: 4.955M

Board: Q♦7♦4♠K♥6♣

Perry holds in one of the biggest all-in encounters on Day 3. For the first time in the session, Ari Engel has taken a significant hit and is down to ~2.4M.

Farah First To Go

  • Big Stax XXIII 1100 Main Event 9:40 PM
  • Level 29 (50000/100000/15000)
  • Total Entries: 543
  • Players Left: 7
  • Next Payout: $18,077

Mo Farah couldn’t get anything going at the Final Table in large part due to having the extremely aggressive Ari Engel on his immediate right. After coming into Level 29 in 7th out of 8, he finally found a good spot but ran into a monster from Joe Liberta.

Liberta opened the pot to 225k from middle position and Farah moved all-in from the hijack for 1.825M total. The remaining players folded and Liberta instantly called the shove.

Liberta A♠A♥ vs Farah A♣K♥ Pot: 3.92M

Board: 3♥J♠9♣10♥J♦

Liberta had a small sweat on the turn as Farah picked up a gut-shot but in the end held with his dominating pair. Liberta continues his rush at the Final Table and grabs a decent lead with ~7.2M.

Mo Farah is eliminated in 8th for $14,195.