Live Events 3
Big Stax 500
Days:

Event Info

Buy-in $550
Prize Pool $440,325
Players 927
Players Left 927
Average Chip Stack 40,000
Total Chips 37,080,000

Level Info

Level 32
Blinds 100,000 / 200,000
Ante 200,000

Players Info - Day 3

Entries 18

Highlights

Highlights

Linster Doubles Through Gross

AnthonyThompson • Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

Vineet Pahuja opened for 250,000 from the cutoff and Jeffrey Gross called on the button. Action was on Michael Linster who three-bet jammed for 2,060,000 from the small blind and was called by Gross after Pahjua folded.

Jeffrey Gross: {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}
Michael Linster: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}

Linster had Gross crushed and nothing changed after the {3-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} flop.

The turn came a fourth with the {5-Diamonds} giving Linster the nut-flush and he doubled up after the {q-Spades} river completed the board.

Jeffrey Gross US
Jeffrey Gross
US 4,660,000 -2,730,000
Michael Linster us
Michael Linster
us 4,500,000 1,200,000
Vineet Pahuja us
Vineet Pahuja
us 4,300,000 -600,000

Tags: Michael LinsterVineet PahujaJeffrey Gross

Pahuja On Cooler; Doubles Rothstein

AnthonyThompson • Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Russell Rothstein
Russell Rothstein

There was all in after a {3-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} flop between Vineet Pahuja from the cutoff and Russell Rothstein from the big blind.

Vineet Pahuja: {j-}{8-}
Russell Rothstein: {k-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}

Both players flopped top-pair but Rothstein had Pahuja out-kicked.

The {6-Clubs} came on the turn and Pahuja needed a jack to fall on the river to eliminate Rothstein.

Instead, the {7-Diamonds} river completed the board to give Rothstein the double up for 1,640,000.

Vineet Pahuja us
Vineet Pahuja
us 4,900,000 -2,100,000
Russell Rothstein us
Russell Rothstein
us 3,280,000 1,380,000

Tags: Vineet PahujaRussell Rothstein

Set of Aces No Good for Pahuja; Gets Runner, Runner Flushed by Gross for Double

AnthonyThompson • Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Jeffrey Gross
Jeffrey Gross

Vineet Pahuja opened for 250,00 on the button and Jeffrey Gross three-bet jammed for 3,695,000 from the small blind. Michael Linster folded his big blind and Pahuja snap-called.

Jeffrey Gross: {k-Clubs}{q-Spades}
Vineet Pahuja: {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}

Gross was way behind the pocket aces of Pahuja and nothing changed after the {6-Clubs}{7-Spades}{9-Spades} flop.

The {a-Spades} turn improved Pahuja's hand to a set but also gave Gross the flush draw.

Gross must be carrying a lucky horseshoe as he completed his flush after the dealer dropped the {4-Spades} on the river giving him another double up from which he was behind.

Jeffrey Gross US
Jeffrey Gross
US 7,390,000 2,190,000
Vineet Pahuja us
Vineet Pahuja
us 7,000,000 -3,400,000

Tags: Vineet PahujaMichael LinsterJeffrey Gross

Nguyen Rockets Marder

AnthonyThompson • Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

Tam Nguyen opened for 300,000 from the small blind and Michael Marder defended to see a {q-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{4-Clubs} flop.

Nguyen continued for 325,000 and Marder called to see the {6-Hearts} turn. Both players checked and the dealer dropped another on the river with the {6-Spades}.

Nguyen fired out one last bullet for 750,000 and Marder called only to see Nguyen held the weapons of mass destruction {a-Hearts}{a-Spades} and Marder mucked {q-Clubs}{x-}

Michael Marder us
Michael Marder
us 7,000,000 1,635,000
Tam Nguyen us
Tam Nguyen
us 4,400,000 1,360,000

Tags: Tam NguyenMichael Marder

Linster Turns Ten; Cracks Pahuja's Snowmen for Double

AnthonyThompson • Level 30: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

Michael Linster open-jammed under the gun for 1,105,000 and was called by Vineet Pahuja from the small blind.

Vineet Pahuja: {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}
Michael Linster: {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}

Pahuja was ahead with his made hand and nothing changed after the {4-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop but the {10-Diamonds} fell on the turn pairing Linster.

Pahuja needed to spike an eight on the river to eliminate Linster but it came the {9-Spades} to give Linster the double.

Vineet Pahuja us
Vineet Pahuja
us 7,600,000 -1,240,000
Michael Linster us
Michael Linster
us 2,210,000 1,110,000

Tags: Vineet PahujaMichael Linster

Level:
30
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
120,000

Break Time

AnthonyThompson • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

Players are on a 10-minute break.

Rafal Kordys Eliminated in 9th Place ($6,913)

AnthonyThompson • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Rafal Kordys
Rafal Kordys

Jeffrey Gross opened for 275,000 from middle position and action folded to Rafal Kordys who jammed from the small blind. Tam Nguyen folded his big blind and Gross snap-called.

Rafal Kordys: {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Jeffrey Gross: {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}

Kordys was in rough shape and didn't receive any help as the board ran out {2-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} eliminating him in 9th place.

Jeffrey Gross US
Jeffrey Gross
US 5,100,000 935,000
Rafal Kordys us
Rafal Kordys
us Busted

Tags: Jeffrey GrossRafal KordysTam Nguyen