Big Stax 300

Event Info

Prize Pool $402,705
Players 1413
Players Left 1413
Average Chip Stack 30,000
Total Chips 42,390,000

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 75,000 / 150,000
Ante 150,000

Players Info - Day 3

Entries 22
Big Stax 300
Day 3 Completed

Big Stax XXXI 300 Ends in a Four-Way Chop with Victor Ramdin Claiming Top Spot

AnthonyThompson • Level 31: 75,000-150,000, 150,000 ante
Johnny Lau, Joseph Agron Jr, Victor Ramdin & Bin Weng
Johnny Lau, Joseph Agron Jr, Victor Ramdin & Bin Weng

The fourth and final Big Stax XXXI 300 of the year has come to its conclusion as the final four players agreed to chop the remaining payouts according to chip sizes.

Victor Ramdin held the most with 15,100,000 so he was awarded first place with a $48,777 payout. Second in chips was Joseph Agron Jr who had 12,375,000 and took home $45,455. Sitting third in chips with 8,400,000 was Bin Yeng who was awarded $39,493 and coming in fourth place with 6,500,000 chips was Johnny Lau who took home $36,030.

The other reward besides the money was the Big Stax XXXI 300 trophy, which Lau won after drawing a high-card of a nine.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerHometownPrize (USD)
1Victor RamdinBronx, New York$48,777
2Joseph Agron JrLanghorne,Pennsylvania$45,455
3Bin WengMineola,Pennsylvania$39,493
4Johnny LauFlushing, New York$36,030
5Dwayne AllenFlushing, New York$16,310
6Po YingHighland Park, New Jersey$12,283
7Nate LindquistPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania$9,423
8Steven PetitteBristol, Pennsylvania$7,249
9Jose PereiraNew Bedford, Massachusetts$5,718

Final Day

The final day started off exactly how Day 2 did, with guns blazing and chips blasting into the middle. After starting the day off in the middle of the pack, Danny Pabon showed no fear as he jammed his 970,000 chips in the middle after Weng raised on the button. Weng snap-called holding a suited ace that would pair on the flop to send Pabon and his pocket fives out the door in the first elimination of the day.

After a slew of eliminations, James Brady was next to go. Brady picked his had picked his spots extremely well all-tournament, but due to stack sizes, he had to make a move. Unfortunately for Brady, he ran his ace-six into Allen's ace-seven and was eliminated from the tournament.

The rapid-fire of eliminations continued once 18 players remained as Michael Dalessandro, John Malczan and Andrew Wu were all eliminated in a short time frame and took a $2,819 payday.

The rapid pace of eliminations continued through James Bambrick when he jammed over the top of Lau holding a made hand of eight but couldn't dodge the board as Lau paired his big slick to give him an eleventh place finish setting up play for the unofficial final table.

Final Table Action

The final table started off with players getting double-ups left and right making it a full level before we saw an elimination. When the time had arrived for the first player to go, it was short stack Rane Duong. Doung ground her short stack all day and found double-ups each time she got her chips in the middle, aside from this hand. Duong woke up with pocket sevens and jammed her chips in the middle but Lau woke up with a better-made hand holding pocket queens and eliminated her in tenth place.

Lau would continue his streak of final table elimination not long after his first, as Jose Pereira ran his ace-seven into Lau's pocket tens to send him home in ninth place.

A few short hands after players returned from a break saw another player take as Steven Petitte jammed from the small blind after a Nate Lindquist all in raise from middle position. Petitte waited patiently to make a move at the final table and woke up with a hand holding ace-queen while Lindusit held pocket nines. Unfortunately, the board wouldn't run out in Petitte's favor and he was the eighth place finisher.

After some chip exchanges and a 75-minute dinner break, the next elimination would occur when Lindquist got all his chips in the middle after an early Ramdin raise holding ace-queen and was snapped off by Ramdin holding big slick. Lindquist was dominated but saw a glimmer of light after flopping a flush draw. Unfortunately, it turned dark as he bricked both the turn and river to give him a seventh place finish worth $9,423.

Next up saw the start of day chip leader Po Ying take a huge hit from Lau with both players turning the flush but with Lau holding the better of it leaving Ying with only 75,000 chips. Ying would find a double up the very next hand but would lose it just as fast after his pocket queens were out-flopped by the pocket nines of Weng's sending him out in sixth place $12,283.

The final elimination happened just hands after the last when Dwayne Allen moved all his chips in the middle after the flop holding ace-six and was snapped off by Ramdin holding ace-eight. Both players flopped an ace but Ramdin got the better of it as there was also an eight on the board to give him two-pair. Allen was drawing to a chop but it wouldn't happen and he happily took his fifth place finish for $16,310.

A Look at the Parx Big Stax XXXI Schedule

DayDateTimeBuy-In & FeeEvent
Wed10/2/191:00 PM$500+60NL Hold’em : Survivor ($5000 winners)
Thu10/3/1911:00 AM$500+50Big Stax 500 : Day 1a
Fri10/4/1911:00 AM$500+50Big Stax 500 : Day 1b
Fri10/4/196:00 PM$200+30Super Satellite to Big Stax 1100
Sat10/5/1910:00 AM$500+50Big Stax 500 : Day 1c
Sun10/6/1911:00 AM$500+50Big Stax 500 : Day 2
Sun10/6/192:00 PM$200+30NL Hold’em : Big Ante Deep Stack Turbo
Mon10/7/1912:00 PM$500+50Big Stax 500 : Final Day
Mon10/7/191:00 PM$500+60+500NL Hold’em : Purple Chip Bounty
Tue10/8/197:00 PM$150+25+100Super Satellite to Big Stax 1100 w/Black Chip Bounty
Wed10/9/1910:00 AM$300+40NL Hold’em : Seniors (50+) Event
Thu10/10/1911:00 AM$130+20Super Satellite to Big Stax 1100
Thu10/10/197:00 PM$200+30+50Super Satellite to Big Stax 1100 w/Double Green Chip Bounty
Fri10/11/1911:00 AM$1100+100Big Stax 1100 : Day 1a (8-handed)
Sat10/12/1911:00 AM$1100+100Big Stax 1100 : Day 1b (8-handed)
Sun10/13/1911:00 AM$1100+100Big Stax 1100 : Day 2 (8-handed)
Sun10/13/191:00 PM$200+25NL Hold’em : Progressive Bounty
Mon10/14/1912:00 PM$1100+100Big Stax 1100 : Final Day (8-handed)
Mon10/14/195:00 PM$300+40NL Hold’em : Survivor ($3000 winners)
Tue10/15/195:00 PM$300+40Pot Limit Omaha/NL Hold’em Mix
Thu10/17/197:15 PM$100+20Thursday Night Survivor NL Hold’em ($1000 winners)

This wraps it up for the PokerNews coverage of the Big Stax XXI 300, but keep it here as the live-reporting team will be on hand bringing you all the updates from the BIg Stax 500 and 1,100 series as well.

Tags: Andrew WuDanny PabonDwayne AllenJames BambrickJames BradyJohn MalczanJohnny LauMichael DalessandroNate LindquistPo YingSteven PetitteVictor Ramdin

The Final Four Players Make a Deal

AnthonyThompson • Level 31: 75,000-150,000, 150,000 ante

The remaining four players have agreed upon a chop, the details are as followed.

Victor Ramdin held the most with 15,100,000 so he was awarded first place with a $48,777 payout.

Second in chips was Joseph Agron Jr who had 12,375,000 and took home $45,455.

Sitting third in chips with 8,400,000 was Bin Yeng who was awarded $39,493 and coming in fourth place with 6,500,000 chips was Johnny Lau who took home $36,030.

A full recap will follow.

Po Ying Eliminated in 6th Place ($12,283)

AnthonyThompson • Level 31: 75,000-150,000, 150,000 ante
Po Ying
Po Ying

After finding a double up, Po Ying open-jammed for 300,000 and was called by Victor Ramdin from the small blind. Bin Weng three-bet from the big blind getting isolation.

Po Ying: {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Bin Weng: {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}

Ying was looking good to score the triple-up, but there was a nine in the window as the flop fell {9-Spades}{2-Spades}{2-Hearts}.

The turn came the {7-Spades} and Ying needed a queen to win the hand but the {7-Diamonds} river wasn't it sending him home in fifth place.

Victor Ramdin us 15,600,000 5,200,000
Bin Weng us 10,000,000 5,400,000
Po Ying us Busted

Tags: Bin WengPo YingVictor Ramdin

Allen Hits Four-Card Flush to Stay Alive

AnthonyThompson • Level 31: 75,000-150,000, 150,000 ante

Dwayne Allen open-jammed for 1,425,000 from early position and was called by Joseph Agron Jr from the big blind.

Dwayne Allen: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}
Joseph Agron Jr: {9-Hearts}{9-Spades}

It was a classic race with Allen holding the two overcards as the flop fell {4-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} adding more outs to broadway.

The {3-Diamonds} turn just added more outs to Allen's hand and he would complete his flush with the {5-Diamonds} river.

Joseph Agron Jr US 12,000,000 -1,400,000
Dwayne Allen us 2,850,000 1,600,000

Tags: Dwayne AllenJoseph AgronJoseph Agron Jr

Nate Lindquist Eliminated in 7th Place ($9,423)

AnthonyThompson • Level 31: 75,000-150,000, 150,000 ante
Nate Lindquist
Nate Lindquist

Victor Ramdin opened from middle position and Nate Lindquist jammed from the big blind and was snapped-off by Ramdin.

Victor Ramdin: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}
Nate Lindquist: {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}

Lindquist was out-kicked with Ramdin flopping top-two on the {4-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{a-Hearts} flop, but Lindquist picked up the flush-draw.

The {4-Clubs} turn paired the board and the river fell another brick with the {9-Diamonds} to send him home in seventh place.

Victor Ramdin us 10,400,000 50,000
Nate Lindquist US Busted

Tags: Victor RamdinNate Lindquist

Agron Jr Bursts Into the Chip Lead with Fabulous River Call

AnthonyThompson • Level 31: 75,000-150,000, 150,000 ante
Joseph Agron Jr
Joseph Agron Jr

Po Ying opened for 350,000 from the cutoff and was called by Bin Weng from the small blind along with Joseph Agron Jr from the big blind.

The {4-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{6-Spades} flop was checked to Agron Jr who fired out 550,000 and was called by Weng after Ying folded.

Weng lead out for 1,150,000 after the {2-Hearts} turn and was snap-called by Agron Jr see the {q-Clubs} river complete the board.

Weng continued with a monster continuation bet of 3,450,000 that sent Agron Jr into the tank as the bet was over half his stack.

After some thought, Agron Jr tossed a chip in the middle for the call and Weng praised him as Agron Jr tabled {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} for a flopped set to take the pot.

Joseph Agron Jr US 13,400,000 4,775,000
Po Ying us 4,975,000 -250,000
Bin Weng us 4,600,000 -6,325,000

Tags: Bin WengJoseph Agron JrPo Ying