Parx Big Stax XXXII

Big Stax 300
Days: 1c
Event Info

Parx Big Stax XXXII

Event Info
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Average Chip Stack
Total Chips
Level Info
125,000 / 250,000
Players Info - Day 1c
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Big Stax 300

Day 1c Completed

Day 1c of the Parx Big Stax 300 Is in the Books

Level 14 : 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Nicholas Skyllas
Nicholas Skyllas

The third of four Day 1 flights has wrapped up in the Parx Big Stax 300, and Day 1c drew a total of 404 entries to Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. The field trimmed down to 75 by night's end.

After a night of 14 45-minute levels, several players bagged big. Those names include Gregory Fishburg (426,500), Val Parkhimovich (296,500), Nicholas Skyllas (290,500) and Qi Tim Ha (282,500).

With three Day 1 flights complete, the surviving players from Friday's Day 1c will join the survivors of Day 1a and 1b, and await the results of Saturday's Day 1d flight. By Saturday night's end, the Day 2 field will be decided, and those survivors from the four Day 1 flights will come back as a combined field for Day 2 Sunday.

Others putting chips in the bag at the end of the night include Daniel Ciancio (269,500), Jerard Chow (261,000) and Boris Kromas (214,000).

The Parx Big Stax 300 has drawn more than 1,2000 entries so far, with Day 1d still to come. Late registration in this unlimited re-entry event is available through the beginning of Level 16, which is the second level of play on Sunday's Day 2.

Follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team as the Big Stax 300 plays on.

Tags: Daniel CiancioJerard ChowQi Tim HaVal Parkhimovich

End of Day 1c Chip Counts (full)

Level 14 : 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Gregory Fishberg us
Gregory Fishberg
426,500 426,500
John Long us
John Long
370,500 115,500
James Matz Iii US
James Matz Iii
Boris Kromas US
Boris Kromas
314,000 29,000
Valery Parkhimovich US
Valery Parkhimovich
Nicholas Skyllas us
Nicholas Skyllas
290,500 -99,500
Luis Trujillo us
Luis Trujillo
Qi Ha US
Qi Ha
Dennis Gainer us
Dennis Gainer
271,500 35,500
Daniel Ciancio us
Daniel Ciancio
269,500 269,500
Jerard Chow US
Jerard Chow
261,000 120,000
Vikas Sharma us
Vikas Sharma
246,500 34,500
Patrick Chan us
Patrick Chan
Daniel Sewnig us
Daniel Sewnig
Kevin Grabel us
Kevin Grabel
229,000 29,000
Erkut Yilmaz us
Erkut Yilmaz
Vineet Pahuja us
Vineet Pahuja
Kenneth Keppol us
Kenneth Keppol
Robert Malinowski US
Robert Malinowski
Nathan Parsons US
Nathan Parsons
Jonathan Gonzalez US
Jonathan Gonzalez
197,000 72,000
Lyle Diamond us
Lyle Diamond
Tony Chen US
Tony Chen
Gary Silverman us
Gary Silverman
Albert Sanguiliano us
Albert Sanguiliano
176,000 116,000

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Gelman Gaining

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

Brian Gelman opened to 7,500 from middle position, the button shoved for 42,500, and Gelman made the call.

Button: {4-Spades}{3-Clubs}
Brian Gelman: {6-Clubs}{6-Spades}

Board: {8-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}

No miracles came to help the button's four-three offsuit, as Gelman's pockey sixes held.

Player Chips Progress
Brian Gelman us
Brian Gelman

Tags: Brian Gelman

Skyllas Scores KO, Takes Chip Lead

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

Facing an open raise from the cutoff, Nicholas Skyllas called on the button.

The big blind three-bet, the cutoff folded, and Skyllas called.

The flop came {5-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{7-Hearts}, the big blind bet 28,000, and Skyllas called.

The turn came {6-Spades}, the big blind shoved for his last 60,000, and Skyllas called.

Big Blind: {a-}{k-}
Nicholas Skyllas : {j-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}

It was a bad time for a bluff by the big blind, as Skyllas made the straight on the turn. the river fell {j-Hearts}, and with that pot Skyllas is in the chip lead on the last level of play for Day 1c.

Player Chips Progress
Nicholas Skyllas us
Nicholas Skyllas
390,000 164,000

Tags: Nicholas Skyllas

Level: 14

Blinds: 1,500/3,000

Ante: 3,000

Long Hits Top Set, Doubles Up

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

John Long raised to 11,500 from the hijack, and got a call from the cutoff.

Long checked the {a-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} flop, the cutoff bet 15,000, and Long called.

Long again checked on the {6-Clubs} turn, the cutoff bet 26,500, Long raised to 75,000, the cutoff went all in, having Long covered, and Long made the call.

John Long: {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}
Cutoff: {a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

The river {4-Diamonds} changed nothing, and Long's set of aces were the winner.

Player Chips Progress
John Long us
John Long
255,000 85,000

Tags: John Long

Virga Calls for a Jack and Gets It

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

Matthew Virga opened to 7,000 under the gun, a middle position player three-bet to 20,000, Virga four-bet all in for 60,500, and his opponent called.

"You probably have me crushed," said Virga.

Matthew Virga: {k-Clubs}{j-Spades}
Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}

Board: {7-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{j-Hearts}

Virga was indeed in bad shape, and with only the river to come called for a jack to hit the board. He got just that, with the {j-Hearts} hitting to bring in top pair, and keep him in the running on Day 1c.

Player Chips Progress
Matthew Virga US
Matthew Virga
127,500 34,500

Tags: Matthew Virga

Parkhimovich First to 300k

Level 13 : 1,500-2,500, 2,500 ante
Val Parkhimovich
Val Parkhimovich

With the board reading {3-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{k-Spades}{4-Hearts}, Val Parkhimovich checked from middle position, and his hijack opponent bet 19,000. Parkhimovich thought it over for a few moments, then made the call.

The pot stood at more than 60,000 when the {8-Diamonds} came in on the river. Parkhimovich checked again, the hijack went all in for 37,500, and again Parkhimovich went into the tank.

He eventually chose to call, and the hijack immediately mucked. Parkhimovich turned over {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}, and the hijack's cards were revealed by the dealer as {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}.

Parkhimovich now appears to be the Day 1c chip leader at the moment, and the first to hit the 300k chip mark in the flight.

Player Chips Progress
Val Parkhimovich US
Val Parkhimovich
300,000 300,000

Tags: Val Parkhimovich