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Big Stax 300
Big Stax 300
Day 1d Completed

Mikhail Patish Bags Huge in Day 1d at the Parx Big Stax 300

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

All four Day 1 flights are now complete in the Parx Big Stax 300. The fourth and final opening day flight went down Saturday, as Day 1d drew more than 940 entries to Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.

That big field trimmed down to less than 200 players by night's end, and the Day 1d survivors will join the 208 players that made it through Day 1a, 1b and 1c to advance in the tournament. All of the players that bagged over the past four days will come back Sunday for Day 2, with the combined field coming back for a noon restart.

Among the big stacks bagging Day 1d are names like Mikhail Patish (696,500), who appeared to end the night with the Day 1d chip lead, as well as the biggest stack overall coming back for Day 2.

Others in contention include Sharath Sreeramoju (572,000), Eric Valerio (539,500), Joseph Galazzo (536,000), and John Ciafolo (424,000).

The field played through 14 45-minute levels Saturday, ending with the blinds at 1500/300/3000/ Play will resume at Level 15 Sunday, and the structure will switch to one-hour levels until the final table is reached.

The 948 entries on Day 1d brings the total number of entries to 2,174 for the tournament. Late registration is still available through the beginning of Level 16, the second level of play, Sunday.

Follow along with the PokerNews live blog as the Parx Big Stax 300 continues Sunday!

Tags: Eric ValerioJoseph GalazzoMikhail Patish

End of Day 1d Chip Counts (full)

GeoffFisk • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Mikhail Patish us
Mikhail Patish
us 696,500 696,500
Sharath Sreeramoju us
Sharath Sreeramoju
us 572,000 157,000
Eric Valerio us
Eric Valerio
us 539,500 539,500
Joseph Galazzo us
Joseph Galazzo
us 536,000 151,000
Frank Nera us
Frank Nera
us 497,500 497,500
John Ciofalo US
John Ciofalo
US 424,000 144,000
Andrew Yakubovich us
Andrew Yakubovich
us 408,500 316,500
Mijael Meza-Rivera US
Mijael Meza-Rivera
US 405,500 405,500
Thomas McMahon us
Thomas McMahon
us 402,500 402,500
Cody Wells us
Cody Wells
us 382,000 242,000
Thomas Revello us
Thomas Revello
us 360,000 360,000
Anthony Chin us
Anthony Chin
us 358,500 8,500
Dimitrios Georgis us
Dimitrios Georgis
us 358,000 358,000
Roderick Shifter US
Roderick Shifter
US 344,000 344,000
Michael Linster us
Michael Linster
us 341,500 341,500
Albert Harary US
Albert Harary
US 340,500 340,500
Willy Taveras Escolastico US
Willy Taveras Escolastico
US 323,500 323,500
James Tarantino us
James Tarantino
us 321,500 41,500
John Hinds us
John Hinds
us 312,000 312,000
Phillip Phan us
Phillip Phan
us 305,000 305,000
Christoph Bilinsky US
Christoph Bilinsky
US 303,500 303,500
Gary Bowker us
Gary Bowker
us 300,500 300,500
Sudhir Cherukupally US
Sudhir Cherukupally
US 291,500 291,500
Kenneth Rubin US
Kenneth Rubin
US 286,500 286,500
Alexander Berdichevskiy US
Alexander Berdichevskiy
US 284,500 284,500

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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 1d comes to an end.

Katsipoutis KO

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

Facing a middle position open to 8,000, Gus Katsipoutis three-bet to 26,000 from the cutoff.

The big blind shoved for 65,000, the original raiser folded, and Katsipoutis made the call.

Big Blind: {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
Gus Katsipoutis: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}

Board: {j-Spades}{9-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{j-Hearts}

Katsipoutis found an ace on the flop, and after the turn and river the big blind opponent headed for the exit.

Gus Katsipoutis US
Gus Katsipoutis
US 270,000

Tags: Gus Katsipoutis

Galazzo Getting Chips

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

Joseph Galazzo opened to 7,000 in early position, and got a call from the cutoff.

The flop came {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}, Galazzo bet 9,000, and the cutoff folded.

Galazzo has gone from 60,000 to nearly 400,000 in the last two hours, and looks to be in good position to bag a considerable stack at the end of Day 1d.

Joseph Galazzo us
Joseph Galazzo
us 385,000 308,000

Tags: Joseph Galazzo


Wee Raises, Gets Fold, Shows One

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

In a three-bet pot with 35,000 in the middle preflop, Brian Wee checked from the big blind on a {6-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} flop.

John Ciofalo bet 9,000, and Wee check-raised to 35,000.

Ciofalo tanked for a bit, then folded. Wee offered to show one card, and the table got a look at the {a-Diamonds}.

John Ciofalo US
John Ciofalo
US 280,000 10,000
Brian Wee us
Brian Wee
us 160,000

Tarantino's Pair is Good

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

The under-the-gun player opened to 8,000, Raj Mehad called in middle position, and James Tarantino called in the hijack.

All three players checked the {q-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} flop. Action checked to Mejad on the turn, and he bet 16,000 with the {10-Spades} hitting the board. Only Tarantino called.

Both players checked the {4-Clubs} river, and Tarantino took it down with {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}.

James Tarantino us
James Tarantino
us 280,000 45,000
Raj Mehad US
Raj Mehad
US 176,000 176,000

Tags: James TarantinoRaj Mehad

Gratton Picks Up Three-Way Pot

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

John Ciofalo limped under the gun, an early position player raised to 7,000, Greg Gratton three-bet to 18,500, and both Ciofalo and the early position player called.

Action checked to Gratton on the {8-Hearts}{j-Spades}{j-Diamonds} flop, Gratton bet 18,500, and only Ciofalo called.

Ciofalo checked the {a-Diamonds} turn, Gratton went all in for his last 80,000, and Ciofalo folded.

Gratton showed {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}, then collected the pot.

John Ciofalo US
John Ciofalo
US 270,000
Gregory Gratton US
Gregory Gratton
US 170,000 112,800

Tags: Greg GrattonJohn Ciotalo