Day 3 Completed
|Blinds||100,000 / 200,000|
Players Info - Day 3
Day 3 Completed
The Parx Big Stax XXXII 1100 Championship attracted 629 runners, and on Monday 32-year-old Ray Ross Jr, a regular cash game player at Parx Casino, emerged victorious to capture a $125,588 first-place prize.
For the Philly-based poker pro it was the largest tournament score of his career, which prior to the win comprised of $250K in live tournament earnings.
Ross, who actually hit the gym during the dinner break on the final day of play, explained that he wasn’t originally going to play the tournament until his friends, Tom and Ed, told him they were going to play.
He decided to join him and the rest, as they say, is history.
"It feels good to win," Ross said succinctly after the victory.
Final Table Results
|1st||Ray Ross Jr||$125,588|
Others to cash the tournament on Day 2 were two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Ryan Eriquezzo (14th - $8,362), Greg Fishberg (19th - $5,886), Michael Marder (22nd - $4,893), Stephanie Hubbard (26th - $4,161), Day 1a chip leader Steven Snyder (40th - $2,973), Daniel Pearlman (45th - $2,973), Bobby Oboodi (52nd - $2,604), Mukul Pahuja (61st - $2,262), Day 1b chip leader Tim Glab (74th - $1,644), and Shuntak Yeung (79th - $1,644).
Day 3 Action
A dozen players returned for Day 3 action and three of them needed to fall before the final table was reached. Those to fall short included Jin Lee (12th - $10,490), Tom Revello (11th - $10,490), and Dennis Zollo (10th - $10,490).
Not long into the final table, Parker Rodriguez busted his short stack after losing a flip with ace-king to Christian Harder’s two red jacks. Two and a half hours later, Eric Most succumbed after three-bet jamming with ace-jack only to have Brandon Lulov roll over pocket aces.
Just before the dinner break, the short-stacked Harder bowed out losing a all-in preflop race with fives against Lulov’s ace-six, and after the remaining players ate it was time for Lulov, the start-of-day chip leader, to follow him out the door. Lulov got it in with Big Slick and lost a race against Mike Cohen’s pocket sevens to bow out in sixth place.
Ryan Hagerty then met his demise failing to get there with queen-nine against the ace-five of Ross, and sometime later it was Ross dispatching Sam Ganzfried in fourth place spiking a seven on the river holding nine-seven all in preflop against his opponent’s king-eight.
After Jason Deutsch bowed out in third place – the results of getting it in on the turn with top pair only to have Ross river a spade flush – the heads-up match was set between Cohen and Ross. The former had 14.375 million in chips to the latter’s 17.125 million.
The two were deep but that didn’t stop them from playing for it all in a six-bet pot. Cohen had eights and Ross ace-king. The flop was safe for Cohen, but a king on the turn would seal the deal for Ross. Cohen had to settle for second place and $88,067 in prize money.
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In what would be the final hand of the tournament, Mike Cohen raised to 450,000 on the button and Raymond Ross Jr three-bet to 925,000. Not to be outdone, Cohen four-bet to 2.6 million.
Ross thought long and hard before five-betting to 5.2 million and Cohen quickly jammed for roughly 13.5 million. Ross called and it was off to the races here at Parx.
Raymond Ross Jr:
"Good luck," Ross offered.
"You too," Cohen replied.
The dealer then burned and put out the flop, which kept Cohen in the lead. Unfortunately for him, the spiked on the river to pair Ross and give him a commanding lead.
Cohen was in need of an eight on the river but it was not meant to be as the peeled off instead.
|Raymond Ross Jr||31,500,000||14,200,000|
Mike Cohen limped the button and called when Raymond Ross Jr raised to 850,000. Both players checked the flop as well as the turn.
On the river, Ross bet 725,000 and Cohen raised to 3.1 million. Ross gave it some thought but ultimately folded his hand.
|Raymond Ross Jr||17,300,000||-2,700,000|
Mike Cohen limped the button and called when Raymond Ross Jr raised to 800,000. On the flop, Ross continued for an unknown amount and Cohen called.
After the dealer burned and turned the , Ross bet 2.05 million and Cohen called to see the put four diamonds on the board.
Ross bet 3.4 million and Cohen took off his sunglasses while saying, "Worst card."
He then folded showing the for the turned flush.
|Raymond Ross Jr||20,000,000||2,875,000|
The final two players have requested a short break, which they've been granted by the tournament staff.
|Raymond Ross Jr||17,125,000||7,125,000|
Jason Deutsch limped the button, Raymond Ross Jr completed from the small blind, and Mike Cohen checked his option to bring about a flop.
Ross led out for 375,000, Cohen folded, and Deutsch called to see the turn.
Ross checked and Deutsch bet 950,000. Ross responded by check-raising all in and Deutsch called off for around 5.4 million total.
Raymond Ross Jr:
Deautsch was ahead with top pair but Ross had a pair and flush draw. He hit the latter when the spiked on the river.
Raymond Ross Jr limped the small blind and Mike Cohen checked his option from the big to see a flop, which both players checked.
On the turn, Ross checked and Cohen bet 300,000. Ross responded with a check-raise to 1.45 million and Cohen jammed. Ross called off for 4.7 million total.
Raymond Ross Jr:
Ross was ahead with a flush but Cohen had two pair and was drawing to a boat. The river wasn't what he needed though and Ross shipped the double.
|Raymond Ross Jr||10,000,000||3,000,000|
Since returning from the break there have been several all-in shoves from different players but thus far all have went uncalled. It seems only a matter of time before chip leader Mike Cohen and one of the two shorter stacks collide.