Left to Wonder

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 4:15 PM
  •  Level 27 (30000/60000/60000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 5

UTG Edan Suvoc raised to 150k, Fish from the SB calls, and Chris Laieta in the BB 3 bets to 500k and Suvoc 4-bets to 1.4 mil.  Laieta thinks, then calls.

Flops: 3♥A♦Q♣ Laieta checks, and Suvoc announces he is all-in. (2.55 mil).  Laieta tanks for a few minutes and eventually folds, leaving us to wonder what the 2 chip leaders hold cards were.

Mermelstein Out in 6th- $16,424

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 3:45 PM
  •  Level 27 (30000/60000/60000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 5

From the button, short stack, Aaron Mermelstein opens to 120k, and called by Kevin Kwak in the BB.

Flop: A♥Q♠J♠ Kwak checks Mermelstein bets 125k and Kwak calls

Turn: 10♣ both players check

River: Q♥ both players check and Mermelstein announces, “Aces up,” and Kwak tables his Q♦5♥ for his rivered trips.

A few hands later Greg “Fish” Fishberg opens to 150k, and Mermelstein goes all in for his remaining approx. 700k, and Fish calls.

Fish: KQ

Mermelstein: AJ

Board runs out with a Q on the turn, and river misses Mermelstein to take him out in 6th place for $16,424.

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Aaron Mermelstein 6th Place- $16,424

Updated Chip Count

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 3:25 PM
  •  On Break Next Level 27 (30000/60000/60000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 6
First Last Chip Count
Chris Laieta 7,330,000
Edan Sucov 5,325,000
Matt Shafman 3,410,000
Greg Fishberg 2,480,000
Kevin Kwak 1,675,000
Aaron Mermelstein 1,000,000

Fish Has New Life After Almost Sunk

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 2:35 PM
  •  Level 26 (25000/50000/50000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 6

(As told from a player in the hand) From the small blind, Matt Shafman opened to 150k, and called by Greg Fish in the BB.

Board ran out 10♦6♦3♦2♦K♣ with Shafman leading every street and Fish calling, including a 790k bet on the river.  Shafman shows his Q♦7♦ for a flush and Fish mucked.

Following this hand, Fish is left with just under 1.1 million in chips and is all in pre flop vs chip leader, Chris Laieta.

Laieta: A♣Q♠

Fish: K♦J♣

Board: A♠7♠J♠6♣J♥ to give Fish, who was drawing pretty slim to the river, trips vs Laieta’s top 2-pair, and a double up for Fish to put him right back in the tournament.

 

7th Place- $12,883

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 2:20 PM
  •  Level 26 (25000/50000/50000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 6

From the hijack, Chris Rich opened to 85k, Chris Laieta, on the button 3-bet to 280k, and Rich shoved in his approx. 700k, and Laieta called

Rich: A♥ 9♥

Laieta: A♦ K♦

Board Runs out 7 high giving no help to Rich, and knocking him out in 7th place for $12,883.

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Chris Rich 7th Place: $12,883

8th Place- $8,987

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 2:00 PM
  •  Level 26 (25000/50000/50000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 7

Late position Edan Sucov raises to 150k, Jeffery Colpitts moves all in for his remaining 555k, and Sucov calls. Sucov holds A♣ 7♣ to Colpitts KQ.  Board runs out to hit both the A and K to give Sucov the win, and knockout Colpitts in 8th place for $8987.

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Jeffery Colpitts 8th Place $8987

 

Updated Chip Counts

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 1:45 PM
  • On Break Next Level 26 (25000/50000/50000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 8
First Last Chip Count
Chris Laieta 6,635,000
Aaron Mermelstein 3,990,000
Greg Fishberg 2,380,000
Kevin Kwak 2,315,000
Matt Shafman 2,215,000
Edan Sucov 2,025,000
Chris Rich 1,480,000
Jeffery Colpitts 480,000

Fish Doubles Up

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 1:30 PM
  •  Level 25 (20000/40000/40000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 9

EP Jeffery Copitts opened to 90k and Gregory “Fish” Fishberg calls LP.

Flop: 8♣9♥ 10♥ Colpitts leads and Fish shoves all in for around 1 million and called by Colpitts.

Colpitts: Pocket KK

Fish: A♥J♥

Board runs out: 7♥ 8♣ giving fish the Ace high flush to beat Colpitts 2-pair.

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Gregory “Fis

9th Place- $6419

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 1:25 PM
  •  Level 25 (20000/40000/40000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 9

EP Chris Laieta opened to 100k,  Ruslan  3-bet to 375k and Laieta calls. 7 high flop came out and ArstanaliyevLaieta checks, Arstanaliyev shoves all in for his remaining approx 1 million in chips and Laieta calls with his pocket 1010 to Arstanliyev A♥K♥.  With no help from the turn or river, Arstanliyev is knocked out in 9th place for $6419.

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Ruslan Arstanliyev 9th Place- $6419

 

 

Flush Over Flush

  • Big Stax XXVII 1100 1:05 PM
  •  Level 25 (20000/40000/40000)
  • Total Players: 424
  • Players Remaining: 9

Blogger enters hand on turn where Aaron Mermelstein is all in for his remaining 1.81 million and called by Kevin Kwak on a 4♣K♠3♣A♣ board.

Kwak: J♣8♣ for a flush

Mermelstein: Q♣10♣ for a higher flush and a double up.