Brand 6th Place: $10,556

  • Parx Big Stax XXIX 2500 3:03PM
  • Level 22: 15,000/30,000/30,000
  • Total Players: 98
  • Players Remaining: 5

Matthew Kolibas had raised pre-flop UTG+1 to 65k, Joe Brand moved all in for his final 400k, and Kolibas called:

Board: 8s3s6s 10d Jh

Kolibas: 1010 for a set of tens

Brand: As6c for a pair and missed flush opportunity to go out in 6th place for $10,556.

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Joe Brand 6th Place: $10,556

Distenfeld 7th Place $8,975

  • Parx Big Stax XXIX 2500 2:18PM
  • Level 22: 15,000/30,000/30,000
  • Total Players: 98
  • Players Remaining: 6

Just after having his aces cracked, Gershon Distenfeld had the misfortune of running his AK into a set when he had flopped a king.  Distenfeld was the aggressor the whole way vs. Matthew Kolibas who had a set of nines in the end to win the hand, and knock out Distenfeld in 7th place for $8,975.

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Gershon Distenfeld 7th Place: $8,975

Short Stacks Double Up

  • Parx Big Stax XXIX 2500 2:15PM
  • Level 22: 15,000/30,000/30,000
  • Total Players: 98
  • Players Remaining: 7

Raul Martinez went all in pre-flop for his final approx 300k and called by Matthew Kolibas.

Board: 4cKh10s 8d 2s

Kolibas: AQhh

Martinez: KsJc for top pair to win the hand and double up

Joe Brand moved all in a couple hands later with his final 275k, and called by Gershon Distenfeld, holding pocket AA in the BB.

Board: 3d4s9h Js10s

Brand: Q8ss for a flush to double up.

Double Belly Buster

  • Parx Big Stax XXIX 2500 2:10PM
  • Level 22: 15,000/30,000/30,000
  • Total Players: 98
  • Players Remaining: 7

Matthew Kolibas and Raul Martinez were heads up to a limped in pre-flop pot.

Flop: 8h5c4c Martinez bets 40k, Kolibas raises to 155k, and Martinez calls

Turn: 2h Martinez checks, Kolibas bets 230k, Martinez raises to 600k, Kolibas went all-in for 1.53M and Martinez calls.

River: 7s

Martinez: 55 for a set of fives

Kolibas: 6h2s for an eight high straight to win the hand and double up.

 

Updated Chip Counts

  • Parx Big Stax XXIX 2500 1:40PM
  • On Break Next Level 22: 15,000/30,000/30,000
  • Total Players: 98
  • Players Remaining: 7
Seat First Last Chip Count
1 Yury Parad 1.57M
2 James Anderson 410K
3 Joe Brand 275K
4 Empty
5 Empty
6 Mike Kemeter 2.725M
7 Gershon Distenfeld 1.05M
8 Raul Martinez 1.905M
9 Matthew Kolibas 1.87M

Parad Vs. Anderson

  • Parx Big Stax XXIX 2500 1:25PM
  • Level 21: 15,000/25,000/25,000
  • Total Players: 98
  • Players Remaining: 7

Yury Parad raised the button pre flop to 55k, James Anderson 3-bet to 185k from the SB, and Parad called.

Flop: 7c4dKh both players check

Turn: Js Anderson checks, Parad bets 200k, and Anderson calls

River: 10d Anderson checks, Parad bets 250k, Anderson tanks for a while and then calls.

Parad: KdQc for top pair, and Anderson mucks.

Bowker 8th Place $7,790

  • Parx Big Stax XXIX 2500 1:10PM
  • Level 21: 15,000/25,000/25,000
  • Total Players: 98
  • Players Remaining: 7

Kyle Bowker moved all in to an already raised multi-way pot, and called by Matthew Kolibas. Bowker held pocket 99 vs Kolibas AQ.  Kolibas hit a pair to win the hand and eliminate Bowker in 8th place for $7,790.

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Kyle Bowker 8th Place: $7,790

Chip Leaders Battle

  • Parx Big Stax XXIX 2500 12:50
  • Level 21: 15,000/25,000/25,000
  • Total Players: 98
  • Players Remaining: 8

Second in chips to start the day, Tom Revello raised to 55k from the Hijack, Mike Kemeter, start of day chip leader, 3-bet to 110k, and Revello called.

Flop: 9sJs3h Revello checked, Kemeter bet 200k, and Revello called

Turn: 2c Revello checked, Kemeter went all in, and Revello called

River: Jc

Revello: AA for Aces and Jacks

Kemeter: 99 for nines full of Jacks, winning him the hand and knocking out Revello in 9th place for $6,887.

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Tom Revello 9th Place: $6,887

Kemeter Day 3 Chip Leader

  • Parx Big Stax XXIX 2500 12:00
  • Level 20: 10,000/20,000/20,000
  • Total Players: 98
  • Players Remaining: 9

Mike Kemeter is our day 3 chip leader coming into the day with an impressive 1,740,000 in chips.  Kemeter actually bought into the tournament in day 2. While our day 2 chip leaders were knocked out before the money, Kemeter has climbed his way up to lead the pack.

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Mike Kemeter Chip Count 1,740,000

Final 9 Bag for Day 3

  • Parx Big Stax XXIX 2500 10:45PM
  • Level 20: 10,000/20,000/20,000
  • Total Players: 98
  • Players Remaining: 9

As the field has reached its final table, play has been paused for the players to bag for day 3.  The final table will resume at noon tomorrow.  Below are their updated seat assignments, as well as chip counts.

Seat First Last Chip Count
1 Yury Parad 410,000
2 James Anderson 770,000
3 Joe Brand 1,050,000
4 Tom Revello 1,600,000
5 Kyle Bowker 465,000
6 Mike Kemeter 1,740,000
7 Gershon Distenfeld 1,445,000
8 Raul Martinez 1,445,000
9 Matthew Kolibas 880,000