6th Place Neira: $21,952

  • Big Stax XXVIII 300 11:56 PM
  • Level 34 150,000/300,000/300,000
  • Total Players: 2874
  • Players Remaining: 5

Calling a 3-bet which put him all-in pre-flop, Bryan Neira appeared to be in a good spot with his AKo facing the KJ of Victor Ramdin at a chance to double his remaining roughly 4M in chips.  Ramdin hit a J to knock out Neira in 6th place for $21,952.

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Bryan Neira 6th Place: $21,952

 

Chen Vs. Marks

  • Big Stax XXVIII 300 11:38 PM
  • Level 34 150,000/300,000/300,000
  • Total Players: 2874
  • Players Remaining: 6

Blogger came midway through an already sizable pot from pre-flop action.

Flop: 3♣10♦9♥ Michael Marks checks out of the BB position and Guoliang Chen bets 625k, and Marks calls.

Turn: 2♦ Marks bets 1.65M and Chen calls

River: 9♦ Marks bets 4.6M and Chen almost finds a fold, but ends up calling.

Chen: K♦6♦ for a K-high flush

Marks: pocket 1010 for a full house winning him the pot.

Ramdin Vs. Chen

  • Big Stax XXVIII 300 10:30 PM
  • Level 34 150,000/300,000/300,000
  • Total Players: 2874
  • Players Remaining: 6

Pre-flop Guoliang Chen raised UTG to 750k, Victor Ramdin raised on the button to 2.6M and Chen called.

Flop: 9x34dd Chen checks and Ramdin bets 2M, and Chen calls

Turn: 6x both check

River: 4h both check again, and Chen shows down AKo and Ramdin mucks his hand.

A couple hands later Ramdin raises UTG  and Chen now on the button calls.  Ramdin announces “rematch!”

Flop: Kx47ss Ramdin bets 1M and Chen folds.

McCloskey 7th Place: $16,791

  • Big Stax XXVIII 300 11:00 PM
  •  Level 34 150,000/300,000/300,000
  • Total Players: 2874
  • Players Remaining: 6

Extremely short stacked, Harry McCloskey moved all in pre flop with A3hh and called by Guoliang Chen with K9dd.

Board ran out QJ6510 giving Chen a straight on the river and eliminated McCloskey in 7th place for $16,791.

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Harry McCloskey 7th Place: $16,791

Updated Chip Counts

  • Big Stax XXVIII 300 10:30 PM
  • On Break Next Level 34 150,000/300,000/300,000
  • Total Players: 2874
  • Players Remaining: 7
Seat First Last Chip Count
9 Guoliang Chen 23.4M
5 Michael Marks 22.975M
3 Victor Ramdin 15.875M
6 Moshe Zarum 10.5M
1 Bryan Neira 6.575M
4 Harry McCloskey 3.425M
2 Jeffrey Colpitts 3.15M

Gross Takes 8th Place $12,942

  • Big Stax XXVIII 300 10:15 PM
  • Level 33 125,000/250,000/250,000
  • Total Players: 2874
  • Players Remaining: 7

Pre-flop Michael Marks opens from the hijack to 600k, Matt Gross calls from the button, and Bryan Neira 3-bets to 1.6M and both call.

Flop: 10J7 Neira bets 2.2M, Marks goes all-in, and a quick call from Gross, and Neira folds

Gross: KQss (open ended straight draw)

Marks: JJ (top set)

Board runs out two blanks for Gross to eliminate him in 8th place for $12,942.

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Matt Gross 8th Place $12,942

 

 

 

Looking Like a Bluff

  • Big Stax XXVIII 300 10:15 PM
  • Level 33 125,000/250,000/250,000
  • Total Players: 2874
  • Players Remaining: 8

Blogger came midway through the hand on the Turn with 4 players still in the hand on a 2c2h6s8h Michael Marks bets 800k and called by only Bryan Neira.  River is 3d and Marks goes all in for 3.975M and Neira tank calls.  Marks shows his Q2ss for trip 2’s and Neira puts his cards in the muck.

 

Ramdin Running it Back Up

  • Big Stax XXVIII 300 9:40 PM
  • Level 33 125,000/250,000/250,000
  • Total Players: 2874
  • Players Remaining: 8

UTG Victor Ramdin opens to 550k, Harry McCloskey UTG+1 calls.

Flop: 7xA9dd Ramdin checks, McCloskey bets 850k and Ramdin goes all in for an additional 3.925M.  McCloskey calls and shows his A6ss to Ramdin’s AxKd.  A king on the turn leaves McCloskey drawing dead and puts Ramdin right back above average chip count.

Marks Doubles Up

  • Big Stax XXVIII 300 9:50 PM
  • Level 33 125,000/250,000/250,000
  • Total Players: 2874
  • Players Remaining: 8

From the Button Victor Ramdin raises to 525k, and called by Michael Marks in the BB

Flop: Ax7Jhh Marks goes all in for his remaining 2.45M, and called by Ramdin

Ramdin: 53hh (flush draw)

Marks: J8dd

Turn gives Ramdin a few more outs hitting a pair of 5’s but the 8c on the river is of no help to him and Marks is awarded the pot.