It’s been three days of some very quality poker, with 78 players returning this afternoon from the 318 total entries for the Big Stax 1500. It is key to remember though that players can still buy in before the cards are in the air for (10) big blinds, and they be assured the button or cutoff to start the day. Day 1C ended just after midnight, and when the dust settled it would be Justin Liberto bagging the $5,000 chip lead bonus with 527,000. That doesn’t give him the lead going into today’s Day 2, but it does mean he returns with a top five stack. Once the cards are in the air and registration is closed, the payouts for this event will be released, but first place is already well over $100,000. It’s going to be an action filled day for sure, and you can follow it all on the live updates page by CLICKING HERE.
The is only one month between the two series, so the poker minds behind the room made sure that the Big Stax VIII schedule could be released to the public as early as possible. The announcement was just made on the Big Stax VII live updates page, so you can find the schedule there by CLICKING HERE.
While it’s not “technically” the final opportunity for players to get into the Big Stax 1500 (buying in morning of Day 2 is an option), this afternoon marks the last starting day for the event. So far there have been a total of 149 entries, with 41 players already having advanced to Day 2. Taking a page out of Chris Csik’s (Hoboken, NJ) book, Charles Whitall (Willingboro, NJ) would turn in a stellar final level to bag the $5,000 chip lead bonus (385,500). The Day 1C cards will be in the air at 11:00am, with live coverage picking back up when play resumes. You can follow the live updates by CLICKING HERE, and saving that URL for future reference.
The first of three starting days came and went yesterday, with a solid showing after a slow start to the day. When the cards went into the muck for the final time last night, it would be Chris Csik (Martinsville, NJ) who would bag the chip lead with 445,000, earning himself an extra $5,000 for those efforts. The field was filled with notables, some of which were able to bag chips for Sunday’s Day 2, and others that we are likely to see over the next 48 hours. The cards will be in the air for Day 1B at 11:00am, with all of the action followed closely on the live updates page, which can be found by CLICKING HERE.
The culmination of two great weeks of poker begins today, as the cards get in the air at 11:00am for the Big Stax 1500. The numbers so far have been nothing short of spectacular, as the Big Stax 300 got 1,848 entries (nine short of the record set in February), and the Big Stax 500 setting a new record mark with 925 entries. There have been satellites run over the past ten days for this Big Stax 1500, and a buzz on social media that would make one think breaking records may be a possibility for this event as well. All of the action from the event will have live coverage, which can be found by CLICKING HERE.
It’s been a busy week so far in the room, as Monday saw the conclusion of the Big Stax 500 (three-way chop), a well-known regular win the NLH/PLO Mix event (Joe Palma), and a bunch of players gain entry into the Big Stax 1500 via last night’s satellite. In only a short while the ever popular and well missed $500+$500 Purple Chip Bounty (No Limit Hold’em- Re-Entry) will begin, a great prelude to tomorrow’s Big Stax 1500 Day 1A. If you like to catch up on all of the action up to this point during the BiG Stax VII series, just CLICK HERE for the live updates page.
If the storyline isn’t enough today for you to follow the action of Day 3 of the Big Stax 500, it would be very surprising. Only fifteen players return, including a seasoned veteran, up and coming local “hero,” lone remaining female, possible back to back final table member, Parx limit hold’em sensation, and a few other players that are looking to become household poker names. We aren’t going to just give away those identities, you need to follow the live updates page for all the action, by CLICKING HERE.
The numbers from yesterday gave us a record breaking field, and although the day would end with 913 total entries, that number is bound to change again with players buying in today. The action begins at 12:00pm, which means any players interested in buying in with eight big blinds need to arrive before then. Leo August (Cresskill, NJ) would bag the Day 1C chip lead with a staggering 824,500, almost 300,000 more than those players to bag the bonus before him. The cards will be in the air at promptly 12:00pm, with live coverage picking up then. To follow all of the action as the tournament’s “moving day” plays down to Level 24’s conclusion (or) final table is reached, CLICK HERE.
There has been a total of 453 entries after two starting days of the Big Stax 500, with 84 players successfully putting chips in bags and moving forward to Day 2 on Sunday. It was Christopher Rich (North Masappequa, NY) bagging the chip lead bonus on Day 1A (570,500), and last night Parx Poker Ambassador Matt Glantz (Lafayette Hills, PA) was the one up for the task (545,000). The cards will be in the air just over an hour from now, with live coverage all day, available by CLICKING HERE.
The first starting day of the Big Stax 500 saw a total of 245 total entries, which is a very solid numbers in comparison to recent series. It would be Chris Rich (North Massappequa, NY) living up to his name, as he bagged 570,500 and the $1,500 end of day chip lead bonus. The cards will be in the air once again this afternoon for Day 1B, with all of the action covered on the live updates page. The live updates page can be found by CLICKING HERE, and will give in depth coverage of the tournament throughout its conclusion.