Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
The Parx Big Stax 300 has hit the home stretch, with 40 players remaining from the original field of 2,257 entires.
Sunday's Day 2 flight saw a total of 453 entries trim down to the final five tables after 11 hours of play. The night ended with Dan Sweeney (4,570,000) baggng the chip lead, riding a late surge to end Day 2 with a commanding chip stack from Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
Other top stacks included Albert Harary (3,350,000), Joe Galazzo (3,305,000), and David Larson (3,110,000).
The field played through 11 one-hour levels Sunday, and play will resume at Level 26 for Monday's Day 3 finale, which will restart with the blinds at 25000/50000/50000.
After five days of play in the Parx East building, the final day of the tournament will move over to the the Parx Casino poker room. Play will resume at noon, with 60-minute levels played until the final table is reahced. Once the tournament is down to the final nine, 90-minute levels will be played.
Follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team as the Big Stax 300 plays down to a champion Monday.
The field will play four more hands before the night wraps up.
With around 500,000 in the pot, and the board showing , Dan Sweeney checked from under the gun, and his button opponent shoved for 645,000.
Sweeney thought it over briefly, the made the call. The button dejectedly turned over , with Sweeney turning over the winner with .
The hijack opened to 95,000, the cutoff shoved for 495,000, Dan Sweeney cold called from the small blind, and the hijack folded.
Sweeney's pocket sevens stayed ahead the whole way, with a diamond flush coming in on the river.
Sweeney appears to have the chip lead as the final level of Day 2 plays out.
Sergey Lukyantsev, facing a check from the big blind, bet 100,000 on a board.
The big blind check-raised to 300,000, and Lukyantsev thought it over for a few moments, then made the call.
Both players checked through the river, and Lukyantsev showed the winner with , besting his opponent's missed flush draw with .
Players are on a 15-minute break; the field will play one more level after this break and then bag for the night.