Archive | February 2015

The Big Stax Action Is Back!!! Big Stax 500 Begins Today #ParxBigStax

Big Stax IX Live Updates

Big Stax IX Live Updates

Parx Poker never sleeps…after a few days off from the “trophy events,” the cards are back in the air for the Big Stax 500.  Today marks the first of three starting flights for the event, with live coverage provided through the conclusion of the event.  You can follow the updates by CLICKING HERE, and then saving the URL in your browser for future visits.

Huge Day In Store For Final Big Stax 300 Starting Flight!!!

Big Stax IX Live Updates

Big Stax IX Live Updates

The Day 1C flight of the Big Stax X 300 attracted 372 total entries, bringing the combined number to 965.  A new overall chip leader emerged from the flight, as Eric Most (Middlothian, VA) bagged a very healthy 571,000.  There were (53) players that successfully bagged chips to end the night, meaning that (140) players have made it through to Day 2 over the first three flights.

That brings us to this afternoon, with the fourth and final starting flight on tap.  The cards get in the air in just under an hour, with a massive field expected…can we say possible record field for this event?  Live updates of the Day 1D flight will be available all day, which can be found by CLICKING HERE.  It’s the last chance to dance for this “staple” tournament, with big things expected!!!

Third Time’s A Charm…Big Stax 300 Day 1C On Tap For Today

Big Stax IX Live Updates

Big Stax IX Live Updates

The are two starting flights already completed for the Big Stax 300, and two more now to go.  The Day 1B flight saw a total of 259 entries throughout the day, with (43) players successfully bagging chips for Day 2 on Sunday (12:00pm).  Francis Janits (Philadelphia, PA), the player who was absent for Day 3of the Big Stax IX 300 event, made up for the lost time by bagging the flight chip lead (443,500).  Jeffrey Izes still holds the overall chip lead (Day 1A – 499,500), but there is still a lot of poker to be played over the next (48) hours.

Cards will be in the air for the Day 1C flight at 11:00am, with live coverage of the event beginning today at 1:30pm.  You can head to the live updates page by CLICKING HERE, and saving the URL for future visits.

Big Stax 300 Flights Continue…Day 1B Begins at 11:00am

Big Stax IX Live Updates

Big Stax IX Live Updates

The most popular event of the series began yesterday, with Day 1A of the Big Stax 300 attracting a total of 331 entries.  When the dust settled after Level 15, there would be 44 players moving on to Day 2, with Jeffrey Izes (Washington Crossing, PA) bagging the chip lead 499,500.  There were a lot of notables in the running to bag that lead, but ended up falling just shot, including Matthew Silberzweig, Sergio Loureiro, and Joe Palma.

All of the chip counts can be found on the live updates page (CLICK HERE), along with updated coverage of the Day 1B action beginning at 11:00am.

About To Get Crowded…Big Stax 300 Begins Today

Big Stax IX Live Updates

Big Stax IX Live Updates

The first installment of the Big Stax “Championship” has come and gone, and the series “main attraction” returns, with the Big Stax 300 getting the cards in the air at 11:00am.  The Big Stax 300 has attracted the largest fields we’ve seen since the series inception, and this time we expect nothing less.  There are four flights offered up this time around, beginning this afternoon and ending on Saturday evening.  As always, you can follow all of the action on the “live updates page,” found by CLICKING HERE.

Harwood And Chan Chop Big Stax Championship

Patrick Chan & Loni Harwood

Patrick Chan & Loni Harwood

The Big Stax $2,500 Championship would attract 134 total entries from different areas of the country, but in the end, it would be two old friends from New York agreeing to an ICM chop to end the event.  Loni Harwood (Staten Island, NY) and Patrick Chan (Brooklyn, NY) met over eight years ago, as their poker careers began grinding low limit cash games.

While they eventually went down different paths as time passed, they both continued to further their via tournament poker.  They also took different paths to this eventual deal, as Chan grinded through Day 1A to bag a hefty stack, while Harwood entered on Day 2 with twenty big blinds.  Their different starts resulted in similar finishes, as Harwood entered heads-up play with a slight chip advantage.  It was at that point that the two agreed upon a deal, with Loni earning $81,312 and Patrick $71,449.

You can take a look back at the four days of action by visiting the live updates page.