Big Stax 500
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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

Patience Is Key for Kordys

AnthonyThompson • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Rafal Kordys
Rafal Kordys

Steven Mccullough opened for 180,000 from the cutoff and Rafal Kordys three-bet all in for 1,540,000 from the small blind. Action was back on Mccullough who called.

Rafal Kordys: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
Steven Mccullough: {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

Kordys was ahead but had a sweat after the {j-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{9-Hearts} flop gave Mccullough the nut-flush draw.

The turn paired both players with the {a-Diamonds} and the river fell a blank with the {3-Diamonds} to give Kordys the double-up.

Rafal Kordys us
Rafal Kordys
us 3,200,000 1,600,000
Steven Mccullough US
Steven Mccullough
US 1,010,000 -2,590,000

Tags: Steven McculloughRafal Kordys

Break Time

AnthonyThompson • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante

Players are on a 10-minute break.

Travis Hartshorn Eliminated in 13th Place ($4,271)

AnthonyThompson • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Travis Hartshorn
Travis Hartshorn

Travis Hartshorn open-jammed for 1,070,00 from the cutoff and was called Jeffrey Gross from the big blind.

Jeffrey Gross: {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}
Travis Hartshorn: {a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

Hartshorn had three outs but couldn't catch one as the board ran out {j-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{j-Spades} to send him home in 13th place.

Jeffrey Gross US
Jeffrey Gross
US 3,700,000 -900,000
Travis Hartshorn us
Travis Hartshorn
us Busted

Tags: Jeffrey GrossTravis Hartshorn

Linster Turns Ace; Doubles Through Marder

AnthonyThompson • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Michael Linster
Michael Linster

Michael Linster open-jammed for 1,140,000 from the hijack and Michael Marder came over the top from the small blind getting isolation.

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

Linster was behind Marder's made hand and didn't receive any help from the {2-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} flop but paired on the {a-Clubs} turn.

The dealer paired the board on the river with the {j-Spades} giving Linster another double-up.

Michael Linster us
Michael Linster
us 2,400,000 1,080,000
Michael Marder us
Michael Marder
us 1,400,000 185,000

Tags: Michael MarderMichael Linster

Kordys Doubles Again with Fours

AnthonyThompson • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Rafal Kordys
Rafal Kordys

Action on the table folded around to Rafal Kordys who moved all in for 720,00 from the small blind and was called by Jeffrey Gross from the big.

Rafal Kordys: {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}
Jeffrey Gross: {a-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}

The {j-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} flop was no help to Gross and the {4-Diamonds} turn left him drawing to the wheel but the river fell the {3-Diamonds} to give Kordys the double.

Jeffrey Gross US
Jeffrey Gross
US 4,600,000 -400,000
Rafal Kordys us
Rafal Kordys
us 1,600,000 800,000

Tags: Rafal KordysJeffrey Gross

Mark Amabile Eliminated in 15th Place ($4,271)

AnthonyThompson • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Mark Amabile
Mark Amabile

Mark Amabile open-jammed under the gun for 900,000 and Russell Rothstein me over the top from the small blind getting isolation.

Mark Amabile: {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades}
Russell Rothstein: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}

It was a classic race that ended with Rothstein pairing his king on the flop and scored the elimination after the {k-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{6-Hearts} run out.

Russell Rothstein us
Russell Rothstein
us 2,800,000
Mark Amabile us
Mark Amabile
us Busted

Tags: Russell RothsteinMark Amabile

Level:
28
Blinds:
40,000/80,000
Ante:
80,000