Big Stax 500

The Final Day of the Big Stax XXXI 300 Kicks-Off at Noon

Josias Dossantos

The final day of the Big Stax XXXI 500 is set to kick-off at noon! The tournament has 18 players returning to battle it out for the $87,185 first-place prize.

Leading the way is a very familiar face in Vineet Pahuja. Pahuja has a long record of tournament cashes and wins dating back to 2007 with earnings closing in on $3,00,000. Pahuja brings almost a double chip average-sized stack into the final day with 4,085,000 but has table-mate Josias Dossantos hot on his tail with 3,890,000.

Dossantos is no slouch either, not only is he second in chips, he brings over 1.1 million in career earnings to the table. With that being said, there is still plenty of tough competition. Their table alone accumulates to over $5,000,000 in lifetime earnings when you just add in Michael Marder and John Alesi, who finished third in this tournament back in August.

Final 2 Table Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerChip Count
101Vineet Pahuja4,085,000
102Michael Marder2,175,000
103Friman Villalona2,405,000
104Kevin Lutz1,205,000
105Mark Amabile640,000
106Tam Nguyen2,045,000
107John Alesi1,675,000
108Michael Linster1,490,000
109Josias Dossantos3,890,000
111Joe Palma1,870,000
112Jeffrey Gross560,000
113Travis Decker2,090,000
114Mitchell Brown2,505,000
115Mike Kemeter1,875,000
116Steven Mccullough2,740,000
117Travis Hartshorn1,885,000
118Russell Rothstein1,420,000
119Rafal Kordys2,425,000

All remaining will now be guaranteed at least a payday of $3,391, but every player at the final table will be eyeing the $87,185 first-place prize as only 18 players stand between securing the hefty payday.

Big Stax XXXI 500 Remaining Prizepool & Payouts

PlacePrize Money

The final 18 players will return at noon today, with the final day will take place in the poker room in the main casino. Action will start from level 26 with blinds of 25,000/50,000/50,000. The levels wll increase to 90-minutes in length, with a 10-minute break after every one level of play. The tournament will not stop until a winner is crowned, taking home the $87,185 first-place prize.

Big Stax 500 Final Day Structure

LevelLengthSmall BlindBig BlindBB Ante
2690 minutes25,00050,00050,000
2790 minutes30,00060,00060,000
2890 minutes40,00080,00080,000
2990 minutes50,000100,000100,000
3090 minutes60,000120,000120,000
3190 minutes75,000150,000150,000
3290 minutes100,000200,000200,000
3390 minutes125,000250,000250,000
3490 minutes150,000300,000300,000
3590 minutes200,000400,000400,0000
3690 minutes250,000500,000500,000
3790 minutes300,000600,000600,000
3890 minutes400,000800,000800,000
3990 minutes500,0001,000,0001,000,000

Stay tuned here as PokerNews will be on the tournament floor bringing you all of the live-action until a new champion of the Big Stax XXXI 500 is crowned.

Tags: effrey GrossFriman VillalonaJoe PalmaJohn AlesiJosias DossantosKevin LutzMark AmabileMichael LinsterMichael MarderMitchell BrownRafal KordysRussell RothsteinSteven McculloughTam NguyenTravis DeckerTravis HartshornVineet Pahuja