2022 888poker XL Winter Series WSOPC Rozvadov
Big Stax 300
Big Stax 300
Day 1c Completed

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

GeoffFisk • 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)

GeoffFisk • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Gregory Fishberg us
Gregory Fishberg
us 426,500 426,500
John Long us
John Long
us 370,500 115,500
James Matz Iii US
James Matz Iii
US 319,500
Boris Kromas US
Boris Kromas
US 314,000 29,000
Valery Parkhimovich US
Valery Parkhimovich
US 296,500
Nicholas Skyllas us
Nicholas Skyllas
us 290,500 -99,500
Luis Trujillo us
Luis Trujillo
us 288,500
Qi Ha US
Qi Ha
US 282,500
Dennis Gainer us
Dennis Gainer
us 271,500 35,500
Daniel Ciancio us
Daniel Ciancio
us 269,500 269,500
Jerard Chow US
Jerard Chow
US 261,000 120,000
Vikas Sharma us
Vikas Sharma
us 246,500 34,500
Patrick Chan us
Patrick Chan
us 238,500
Daniel Sewnig us
Daniel Sewnig
us 233,000
Kevin Grabel us
Kevin Grabel
us 229,000 29,000
Erkut Yilmaz us
Erkut Yilmaz
us 212,000
Vineet Pahuja us
Vineet Pahuja
us 210,500
Kenneth Keppol us
Kenneth Keppol
us 205,000
Robert Malinowski US
Robert Malinowski
US 204,500
Nathan Parsons US
Nathan Parsons
US 199,500
Jonathan Gonzalez US
Jonathan Gonzalez
US 197,000 72,000
Lyle Diamond us
Lyle Diamond
us 192,500
Tony Chen US
Tony Chen
US 182,000
Gary Silverman us
Gary Silverman
us 180,000
Albert Sanguiliano us
Albert Sanguiliano
us 176,000 116,000

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Three More Hands

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

The field will play three more hands before Day 1c comes to an end.

Gelman Gaining

GeoffFisk • 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.

Brian Gelman us
Brian Gelman
us 125,000

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Skyllas Scores KO, Takes Chip Lead

GeoffFisk • 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.

Nicholas Skyllas us
Nicholas Skyllas
us 390,000 164,000

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Long Hits Top Set, Doubles Up

GeoffFisk • 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.

John Long us
John Long
us 255,000 85,000

Tags: John Long

Virga Calls for a Jack and Gets It

GeoffFisk • 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.

Matthew Virga US
Matthew Virga
US 127,500 34,500

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Parkhimovich First to 300k

GeoffFisk • 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.

Val Parkhimovich US
Val Parkhimovich
US 300,000 300,000

Tags: Val Parkhimovich