HIGH HANDS ARE BACK!
Beginning this Friday (1/9), we will be alternating $1000 hourly high hands with random seat giveaways to one of our Big Stax 2500 Championship event super satellites. We will be doing these from 4pm-11pm on Friday through Sunday through Sunday 1/18. This is the schedule we will follow:
4p-5p : $1000 hourly high hand
5:30p : Four $230 random tournament seats
6p-7p : $1000 hourly high hand
7:30p : Four $230 random tournament seats
8p-9p : $1000 hourly high hand
9:30p : Four $230 random tournament seats
10p-11p : $1000 hourly high hand
Tournament seat winners will be given the option to play in any of the four $230 supersatellites to our Big Stax 2500 Championship event that will run on Friday 1/16 and 1/23 at 7pm and Saturday 1/17 and 1/24 at noon.
Players have been been anticipating the announcement of the first Big Stax series of 2015, so the buzz surrounding the release of the Big Stax X schedule (1/16-2/23) shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. What should raise some eyebrows though, is the addition of the “Big Stax Championship” to the schedule. The $2,500 buy-in event will now headline the February series, which was already the the most popular amongst the players.
The larger buy-in event should not overshadow the staple trophy events that have made the “Big Stax” brand what it is today…the Big Stax 300, Big Stax 500, and Big Stax 1500. Those three events, as well as satellites and cash tournaments, are all included on the schedule. More information will be released (including structure sheets for each tournament) in the upcoming week, but at the moment, you can find the full schedule on the Big Stax live updates page by CLICKING HERE.
The final day of the Big Stax IX series is upon us, as Day 3 of the Big Stax 1100 begins at 1:00pm. The final table was reached at 11:30pm last night, with play continuing until nine were left. After the elimination of Dean Chen (Ellenville, NY) in 10th place, the bagging process begun, and players exited for a good nights rest. You can look back at all of the Day 2 action, as well as follow Day 3 by CLICKING HERE and visiting the live updates page.
After a few “days off” from Big Stax trophy events, the series’ $1,100 “Main Event” begins this afternoon, and will conclude the shortened schedule. It’s been a few days since Chad Rosow (New York, NY) and Joe Black (New York, NY) made a deal to end the Big Stax 300 event, but the tournament action in the poker room continued on. On the schedule for Tuesday night was a $340 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry event, which was won by Parx regular Rocco Luciano (Philadelphia, PA). The side-event is one that Rocco had history in, finding him victorious in the $200 Deep Stack NLH that was run during the Big Stax VI series.
Players then had a day off before yesterday’s satellite into the Big Stax 1100, which then brings us to this afternoon. Cards will be in the air for the event at 11:00am, as the first of two starting flights kicks off the action. Live coverage will begin just before the tournament starts, and will continue through the conclusion of the event. If you are looking to find the live updates page, you can CLICK HERE (or) click the Big Stax image located in this post.
The Big Stax series is officially back, with cards in the air shortly for Day 1A of the Big Stax 300 (11:00am). The first of two trophy events for this “mini-series” is expected to attract a pretty large field, with four starting flights scheduled into the weekend. Live coverage of the event will be provided from start to finish, and can be found by heading over to the newly designed (and dedicated) “Big Stax Live Updates Page.”
It’s coming up on holiday time, and Parx Poker has a little “present” for it’s players…an addition of a fifth Big Stax series before the calendar turns over. Big Stax IX runs from Dec. 2-15, and offers up a “condensed” schedule with two trophy events, one deep stack tournament, and two satellites.
A newly designed live updates page has been launched for the series, including links to both the schedule and structure sheet. Make sure to save that URL, because coverage for each Big Stax series that follows will be found there as well (including archives of series past).
One thing that players can always count on is the brain-trust of the Parx Poker Room listening to suggestions, and looking for ways to better the poker room experience. The newest “player perk” addition to the room…USB charging ports at each and every cash table in the room. There is no longer a need to search for an open outlet or leave your device at the front podium, all you need to do is bring a cord to plug in, and you’re able to charge at your seat.
The first poker room in the Northeast to offer this luxury, Parx is proud to be considered in the community as a “player-minded” room, and looks forward to bringing the best experience each and every time. Make sure to check back shortly, as new announcements will be made in regards to another “addition” to the room.
It’s not quite yet the final table, but the Day 3 field returns only one elimination away from the most important redraw of the tournament. Joe Galazzo (Union, NJ) will come back at 1:00pm as the chip leader (3,175,000), with Travis Greenwalt (2,975,000), Steven Sarmiento (2,935,000), and David Novak (2,820,000) not too far behind. Everyone remaining is guaranteed to walk away with $6,662, but all eyes are on the big prize…$111,974 and the Big Stax VIII trophy. Players are coming back to Level 25 and blinds of 20,000/40,000/5,000, with a chip average of those left sitting at (50) big blinds. That leaves a lot of deep play to conclude this event, with all of the action covered live from the moment the cards are in the air (1:00pm). To follow the live updates throughout the day, just CLICK HERE and save the URL for an easy return.
There were 109 players to bag chips from a total of 420 entries of the past two days, and it’s no telling how many players will buy-in this morning before the cards are in the air for Day 2 (we know there has already been one). Looking over the chip counts and table draw, there are a lot of potent notables listed up and down. The top three stacks heading into the day belong to Travis Greewalt (521,000), Norman Rogers (487,000), and Jonathan Borenstein (484,000)…but the names that are close behind are well known: Kane Kalas, Joe Galazzo, Matt Glantz, Aaron Overton, and Alex Rocha (just to name a few). The cards will be in the air shortly, and you can follow all of the exciting action by CLICKING HERE, and keeping up with the live updates page.
Two weeks of tournament have all led to this moment, as Day 1A of the Big Stax 1100 kicks off at 11:00am. Big Stax 1100 has on average boasted a field of 438 total entries, a prize pool of $500,000, and a first place prize of $133,000. Just like the Big Stax 300 was a little different with four starting flights, the Big Stax 1100 carries with it two starting flights (today and tomorrow).
The cards will be in the air shortly, with live coverage of the event found by CLICKING HERE. Not only will you find updates from the main event, but you can catch yourself up on all the action leading up to now as well. There will also be a big announcement made over the next 48-72 hours regarding Big Stax, so be sure to keep an eye out!!!