Kurtz Vs. Vaughan

  • Big Stax XXVIII 2500 6:10PM
  • Level 25 30,000/60,000/60,000
  • Total Players: 159
  • Players Remaining: 5

From the button, Matt Vaughan raises to 140k, and Matt Kurtz called.

Flop: AhA3ss Kurtz checks, Vaughan bets 300k.

Turn: Jh Kurtz checks, Vaughan bets 300k, and Kurtz called

River: 2h both players check

Vaughan: K-10

Kurtz: J-8 to win the hand

Kurtz Vs. Worm

  • Big Stax XXVIII 2500 6:00PM
  • Level 25 30,000/60,000/60,000
  • Total Players: 159
  • Players Remaining: 5

UTG Worm raised to 125k, and called by Matt Kurtz and Matt Vaughan.

Flop: 3xK2hh Vaughan checks, Worm bets 160k, and Kurtz calls.

Turn: 10s both players check

River: Qc Worm bets 345k, Kurtz raises to 950k, and Worm folds.

Dobin 6th Place: $16,331

  • Big Stax XXVIII 2500 5:30PM
  • Level 25 30,000/60,000/60,000
  • Total Players: 159
  • Players Remaining: 5

Worm had raised, Harrison Dobin moved all in for his final approx. 900k and Worm called.

Worm: AK

Dobin: KK

The board almost held for Dobin, but an Ace came on the river to knocking him out in 6th place for $16,331.

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Harrison Dobin 6th place $16,331

Ratkitzis 7th Place: $12,253

  • Big Stax XXVIII 2500 5:25PM
  • Level 25 30,000/60,000/60,000
  • Total Players: 159
  • Players Remaining: 6

Short stack, George Rakitzis found himself all in pre-flop for about 700k vs. Worm.

Board ran out: J-J-J-Q-10

Rakitzis: K-10 (J’s full of 10’s)

Worm: K-Q (J’s full of Q’s) to win the hand and knock out Rakitzis in 7th place for $12,523.

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George Rakitzis 7th Place $12,523

Kurtz On the Move

  • Big Stax XXVIII 2500 5:15PM
  • Level 24 25,000/50,000/50,000
  • Total Players: 159
  • Players Remaining: 7

From the cutoff, Worm raised to 110K, Matt Kurtz called from the button, and Natale Kuey from the BB.

Flop: Jx5-10hh Kuey checks, Worm bets 190K and Kurtz calls.

Turn: 4s Worm checks, Kurtz bets 500k, and Worm folds.

A couple hands later from the hijack Kurtz raises to 130k, and Harrison Dobin 3-bets to 360k from the SB, Kurtz thinks a minute then goes all in, and Dobin folds.

AK Again for Kurtz

  • Big Stax XXVIII 2500 4:50PM
  • Level 24 25,000/50,000/50,000
  • Total Players: 159
  • Players Remaining: 7

Heads up with a pre-flop raise, Kurtz UTG led out on a K-6-5dd 10d turn bet 200k, Roman Valerstein raised all in, and Kurtz called for his remaining 950k. River was a 6d which helped neither.

Valerstein: K-Q

Kurtz: A-K for a second double up with A-K at this final table.  Kurtz has gone from less than 10 BB to being right around average.

Bielan Out 8th Place: $9,447

  • Big Stax XXVIII 2500 4:30PM
  •  Level 24 25,000/50,000/50,000
  • Total Players: 159
  • Players Remaining: 8

After losing a flip to Matt Kurtz and doubling him up, Judy Bielan put in her last 375k on the button with K-10, called by Worm with pocket 44. Board missed Bielan for Worm to hold and eliminate our last lady standing, Bielan, in 8th place for $9,447.

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Judy Bielan 8th Place $9,447

Updated Chip Counts

  • Big Stax XXVIII 2500 4:05PM
  •  On Break Next Level 24 25,000/50,000/50,000
  • Total Players: 159
  • Players Remaining: 8
First Last Chip Count Seat
George Rakitzis 1.225M 1
Natale Kuey 1.595M 2
Harrison Dobin 1.265M 3
Roman Valerstein 2.7M 4
Matt Vaughan 5.695M 5
Judy Bielan 1.195M 6
Joe “Worm” Palma 1.585M 7
Matt Kurtz 695K 8

 

Places 9th-11th $7,031

  • Big Stax XXVIII 2500 3:30PM
  •  Level 23 20,000/40,000/40,000
  • Total Players: 159
  • Players Remaining: 8

3-way action pre-flop to an 80k raise with John Gilliam, Matt Kurtz, and Natale Kuey.

Flop: J-J10ss all players check

Turn: Ax Gilliam bets 100k, Kuey 3-bet, Kurtz folded, and Gilliam moved all in, Kuey called.

River: X

Gilliam: Q-J (trip J’s)

Kuey: K-Q (Ace high straight) to win the hand and knock out Gilliam in 9th place for $7,031.

9 JOHNATHON GILLIAM JACKSONVILLE NC  $    7,031
10 MATTHEW KOLIBAS NEW YORK NY  $    7,031
11 LLOYD BREUR ALBRIGHTSVLLE PA  $    7,031
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John Gilliam 9th Place: $7,031

 

Kurtz Doubles up

  • Big Stax XXVIII 2500 3:35PM
  •  Level 23 20,000/40,000/40,000
  • Total Players: 159
  • Players Remaining: 9

Action had folded around to the blinds, and Worm put a stack of yellow out covering short stack Matt Kurtz in the BB. Kurtz quickly called putting in his last 475k.

Board ran out: Ah-6h-2h-Kh-9c

Worm: A9ss (two pair)

Kurtz: AK (bigger 2 pair) to double up.