2022 888poker XL Winter Series WSOPC Rozvadov
Big Stax 300
Days:
Big Stax 300
Day 1a Completed

Sameer Batra Bags Big on Day 1a of the Parx Big Stax 3000

GeoffFisk • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Sameer Batra
Sameer Batra

The opening-day flight of the Parx Big Stax 300 is complete! A field of 429 entries turned out for Day 1a, with that field trimming down to 71 players by night's end.

Some of the biggest stacks in the room at the end of Day 1a included Sameer Batra, who appeared to be in the chip lead at end of night with a 541,000 stack.

Other top chip stacks at the end of Day 1a included Mark Napier (417,000), George Alberto (371,500), Mike Kemeter (345,000) and Bryan Miller (329,000).

The field began with 30,000 starting chips and played through 14 45-minute levels at Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. The Day 1a survivors will now await the results of Day 1b, 1c and 1d, with the survivors of those four flights coming back as a combined field for Day 2, scheduled for Sunday.

Other players in the hunt include Sumeet Wayachal (305,000), Chris Lee (298,500), and Jin Lee (294,500).

This unlimited re-entry tournament is still open for registration through the beginning of Level 16, which is the second level of play scheduled for Day 2.

Day 1b begins at 11 a.m. tomorrow, as the Parx Big Stax 300 continues!

Follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team as this event plays on.

End of Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

GeoffFisk • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Sameer Batra us
Sameer Batra
us 541,000
Jeremy Flieder US
Jeremy Flieder
US 432,500
Mark Napier US
Mark Napier
US 417,000 87,000
Justin Mills us
Justin Mills
us 411,000
George Alberto us
George Alberto
us 371,500
Andrew Irwin us
Andrew Irwin
us 362,500 -15,500
Frank Funaro Jr us
Frank Funaro Jr
us 354,000
Michael Kemeter us
Michael Kemeter
us 345,500
Bryan Miller us
Bryan Miller
us 329,000 -70,000
Sergey Lukyantsev US
Sergey Lukyantsev
US 320,500
Sumeet Wayachal us
Sumeet Wayachal
us 305,000 97,000
Sang Lee us
Sang Lee
us 298,500
Jin Lee us
Jin Lee
us 294,000
Lucas Picking us
Lucas Picking
us 285,500
Ryan Herold us
Ryan Herold
us 267,000
Katie Nguyen US
Katie Nguyen
US 266,000 -6,000
Apostolos Vasiliadis us
Apostolos Vasiliadis
us 256,500 21,500
Jonah Fliegelman US
Jonah Fliegelman
US 253,000
Schuyler Twaddle us
Schuyler Twaddle
us 250,000
John Malczan us
John Malczan
us 239,500
Michael Neill us
Michael Neill
us 221,500
James Mckinnon us
James Mckinnon
us 214,000
Michael Marder us
Michael Marder
us 203,500
Norman Rodriguez do
Norman Rodriguez
do 200,000 -70,000
Kevin Johnson us
Kevin Johnson
us 197,500

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Three More Hands

GeoffFisk • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

Players will play three more hands before Day 1a wraps for the night.

Miller's Quads Take Down Massive Pot

GeoffFisk • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Bryan Miller
Bryan Miller

Bryan Miller opened to 13,000 in early position, and got a call from the big blind.

The big blind checked the {k-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{q-Spades} flop, Miller bet 13,000, the big blind check-raised to 55,000, and Miller three-bet shoved for 182,000.

The big blind made the call, having Miller covered.

Bryan Miller: {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Big Blind: {10-}{9-}

Miller was behind on the flop, with the big blind flopping the straight against Miller's middle set. The turn, however, brought in quads, as the {q-Clubs} hit the board. The big blind could only watch on in disbelief as the {2-Spades} river completed the hand, and the nearly 400k pot went to Miller.

Bryan Miller us
Bryan Miller
us 399,000 399,000

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Nguyen Winning Pots

GeoffFisk • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

On a {j-Hearts}{9-Spades}{8-Diamonds} flop, Katie Nguyen checked from the big blind, the under-the-gun player bet 15,000, and the player on the direct left called.

Nguyen put in the check-raise to 55,000, and both opponents folded. Nguyen is surging at the end of Day 1a and looks to be in good position to end the night as one of the big stacks in the field.

Katie Nguyen US
Katie Nguyen
US 272,000

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Last Level of the Day

GeoffFisk • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

Players will play through the final 45-minute level of the night, after which Day 1a will come to an end.

Level:
14
Blinds:
1,500/3,000
Ante:
3,000

Napier Near the Top

GeoffFisk • Level 13: 1,500-2,500, 2,500 ante
Mark Napier
Mark Napier

Four players went to a {9-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} flop, and an early-position player bet 5,000. Marko Pantelic Napier called in middle position, and the other two players folded.

The early-position player bet 12,000 on the {q-Clubs} turn, Napier raised to 32,000, and the opponent called.

The early-position player then check-folded to a 53,000 bet from Napier on the {4-Spades} river.

Mark Napier US
Mark Napier
US 330,000 152,000

Irwin Adds to the Stack

GeoffFisk • Level 13: 1,500-2,500, 2,500 ante

Ron Wilson opened to 6,000 from the cutoff, Andrew Irwin three-bet from the button, and Erwin called.

Wilson check-called a bet for 20,000 on the {k-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} flop,

Wilson checked, Irwin bet 33,000 on the {6-Diamonds} turn, and Wilson folded.

Andrew Irwin us
Andrew Irwin
us 378,000 31,000
Ron Wilson US
Ron Wilson
US 110,000 -4,000

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