Parx Big Stax XXXII

Big Stax 300
Days: 1d
Event Info

Parx Big Stax XXXII

Event Info
Players Left
Average Chip Stack
Total Chips
Level Info
125,000 / 250,000
Players Info - Day 1d
Players Left

Big Stax 300

Day 1d Completed

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

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)

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

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Katsipoutis KO

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.

Player Chips Progress
Gus Katsipoutis us
Gus Katsipoutis

Tags: Gus Katsipoutis

Galazzo Getting Chips

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.

Player Chips Progress
Joseph Galazzo us
Joseph Galazzo
385,000 308,000

Tags: Joseph Galazzo

Level: 14

Blinds: 1,500/3,000

Ante: 3,000

Wee Raises, Gets Fold, Shows One

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}.

Player Chips Progress
John Ciofalo us
John Ciofalo
280,000 10,000
Brian Wee us
Brian Wee

Tarantino's Pair is Good

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}.

Player Chips Progress
James Tarantino us
James Tarantino
280,000 45,000
Raj Mehad us
Raj Mehad
176,000 176,000

Tags: James TarantinoRaj Mehad

Gratton Picks Up Three-Way Pot

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.

Player Chips Progress
John Ciofalo us
John Ciofalo
Gregory Gratton us
Gregory Gratton
170,000 112,800

Tags: Greg GrattonJohn Ciotalo