Day 1c Completed
Day 1c Completed
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.
The field will play three more hands before Day 1c comes to an end.
Brian Gelman opened to 7,500 from middle position, the button shoved for 42,500, and Gelman made the call.
No miracles came to help the button's four-three offsuit, as Gelman's pockey sixes held.
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 , the big blind bet 28,000, and Skyllas called.
The turn came , the big blind shoved for his last 60,000, and Skyllas called.
Nicholas Skyllas :
It was a bad time for a bluff by the big blind, as Skyllas made the straight on the turn. the river fell , and with that pot Skyllas is in the chip lead on the last level of play for Day 1c.
John Long raised to 11,500 from the hijack, and got a call from the cutoff.
Long checked the flop, the cutoff bet 15,000, and Long called.
Long again checked on the turn, the cutoff bet 26,500, Long raised to 75,000, the cutoff went all in, having Long covered, and Long made the call.
The river changed nothing, and Long's set of aces were the winner.
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.
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 hitting to bring in top pair, and keep him in the running on Day 1c.
With the board reading , 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 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 , and the hijack's cards were revealed by the dealer as .
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.