Chips Back and Forth

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

From the hijack, Bryan Neira opens to 600k, Victor Ramdin moves all in on the button for his remaining 3.375M, Michael Marks goes all in over top from the BB, and Neira folds.

Marks: AKo

Ramdin: Q9dd

Board Runs out 8768Q to river a pair for Ramdin and double him up, leaving Marks with just 1.3M.

A few hands later Jeffrey Colpritts moves all in and called by Marks’ who held AQo to Colpritts pocket 66. Marks hit both his Ace and his Q for top 2 pair to Colpritts pair of 6’s to double him back up.  The 2 remain extremely short stacked.

Colpritts vs Zarum and Neira

  • Big Stax XXVIII 300 9:10 PM
  • Level 33 125,000/250,000/250,000
  • Total Players: 2874
  • Players Remaining: 8

From the Hijack Jeffrey Colpitts opens to 600k and gets called by Moshe Zarum in the BB.

Flop: 6♣9♣10♠ Zarum moves all in for 4.925M and Copritts quickly calls

Zarum: K♣J♣

Colpritts: J♠10♣ 

Board runs out: A♦Q♠ giving Zarum a straight to win the hand and leaving Colpritts with less than 6 BB.

Closely following this hand Bryan Neira opened to 550k, and Colpritts went all in for 1.45M.  Neira reluctantly makes the call after a couple minutes seeming fairly certain he was behind, and his read is spot on as his A8 is facing Colpritts’ AJ.  Colpritts holds up for a much needed double up.

Updated Chip Counts

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

(As told after the hand) Just before the break Victor Ramdin and Harry McCloskey were in a 5M pot when Ramdin flopped trip 2’s and to a flush draw by McCloskey which hit, giving him quite a bump in chips.  Updated chip counts below:

Seat First Last Chip Count
9 Guoliang Chen 24.325M
4 Harry McCloskey 14.175M
1 Bryan Neira 12.7M
8 Matt Gross 9.875M
2 Jeffrey Colpitts 7.6M
5 Michael Marks 6.3M
6 Moshe Zarum 5.775M
3 Victor Ramdin 5.775M
7 EMPTY

Wish Takes 9th: $10,648

  • Big Stax XXVIII 300 8:40 PM
  • Level 32 100,000/200,000/200,000
  • Total Players: 2874
  • Players Remaining: 9

With just seconds ticking down until the end of level 32, Greg Wish moves all in from the cutoff with around 3M, Bryan Neira calls from the BB.

Wish: AKcc

Neira: AA

Board holds for Neira and eliminates Greg Wish in 9th Place for $10,648.

 

 

Aces Cracked Places 10th-12th: $8,437

  • Big Stax XXVIII 300 8:20 PM
  • Level 32 100,000/200,000/200,000
  • Total Players: 2874
  • Players Remaining: 9

Mid position Harry McCloskey opened to 525k, Michael Marks called, John Averill moves all in for his last 2.65M, Guoliang Chen calls, and action folds around.

Averill: AA

Chen: KK

Flop comes down K high, and 2 blanks on the turn and river, giving Chen a set of K’s to Averill’s pair of Aces and eliminating him in 10th place for $8,437.

 

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Ryan Averill 10th Place $8,437
10 JOHN AVERILL HOBOKEN NJ  $ 8,437.00
11 MATTHEW TURNER AUDUBON PA  $ 8,437.00
12 GREGORY FISHBERG HUNTINGDON VALLEY PA  $ 8,437.00

Applying Pressure

  • Big Stax XXVIII 300 8:00 PM
  • Level 32 100,000/200,000/200,000
  • Total Players: 2874
  • Players Remaining: 10

UTG +1 Guoliang Chen opened to 450k.  Bryan Neira and Victor Ramdin call, Harry McCloskey raises to 1.35M, Chen folds, Neira calls, and Ramdin folds.

Flop: 726 Neira checks and McCloskey bets 1.6M, and Neira folds, awarding McCloskey the pot.

Marks Doubles Up

  • Big Stax XXVIII 300 7:45 PM
  • Level 32 100,000/200,000/200,000
  • Total Players: 2874
  • Players Remaining: 10

Mid position, Harry McCloskey opened to 525k, Michael Marks goes all in for 3.125M, Matt Gross tanks from the SB then folds, and McCloskey calls showing down his pocket 66 to Marks’ pocket 99.  Marks’ flops an unnecessary 9 to give him a set, turn is a blank for McCloskey to leave him drawing dead and giving Marks the double up.

 

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Michael Marks

 

Dark Checks and a Semi-bluff Pay Off for Gross

  • Big Stax XXVIII 300 7:25 PM
  • Level 32 100,000/200,000/200,000
  • Total Players: 2874
  • Players Remaining: 10

UTG+1 Matt Gross opens to 575k.  Action folds around to Harry McCloskey in the cutoff who calls.  Gross announces he checks before the flop comes out.

Flop: 4♣K♠10♣ McCloskey checks back and again Gross checks before the dealer puts out the turn

Turn: 5♣ McCloskey checks back

River: 8♠ Gross bets 800k, McCloskey calls

Gross shows his A♥8♦ for 3rd pair, and McCloskey mucks.

Dinner Break/ Updated Chip Counts

  • Big Stax XXVIII 300 6:00 PM
  •  Dinner Break Next Level 32 100,000/200,000/200,000
  • Total Players: 2874
  • Players Remaining: 10

The players are on dinner break and will resume at 7:10pm.  Below are the final table by chip count:

First Last Chip Count
Guoliang Chen 18.225M
Harry McCloskey 14.7M
Matt Gross 10.275M
Moshe Zarum 9.425M
Ryan Averill 6.725M
Victor Ramdin 6.375M
Bryan Neira 5.7M
Jeffrey Colpitts 5.15M
Greg Wish 4.75M
Michael Marks 4.6M

Back to Back Knockouts

  • Big Stax XXVIII 300 5:25 PM
  •  Level 31 75,000/150,000/150,000
  • Total Players: 2874
  • Players Remaining: 10

Back to back knockouts just occurred on separate tables.  Ryan Averill had raised, and called the 3-bet shove of Greg Fish pre-flop for about 2M. Fish held Q9hh, and Averill pocket KK which held up to eliminate Fish in 12th Place.  Followed by Matthew Turner who went all in on an Ace high flop with his A9, running into a set of 7’s held by Victor Ramdin to eliminate him in 11th place.  Both players received $8,437.  The players are now re-drawing for final table.