Past Parx Champions In The Field

Feb 26, 2016

Greg Himmelbrand
Greg Himmelbrand

While this is the first time that WPTDeepStacks has come to Parx, the Big Stax tournament series has run for the last four years. Over that timeframe, dozens of players have claimed Big Stax titles and midway through Level 3, a few past Parx champions have taken their seats in this WPTDS event.

Jason Rivkin won the first ever Big Stax 300 event in February of 2013, for a $73,000 score. Since then, he’s added over a dozen Parx scores to his resume, including a handful of recentĀ side eventĀ final table runs.

Jay Sharon won the Big Stax VIII 500 in October of 2014, outlasting a stacked field to claim an over $85,000 first place prize. The New Yorker has two WPT scores to his name but he’s looking to regain that Parx form and notch his first career WTPDS cash this weekend.

Potentially the most experienced past Parx champion and player intoday’s field is Greg Himmelbrand. The New York based pro is usually a staple in Big Stax events but he missed out on the record breaking 300 and 500 events over the last two weeks. He hasn’t missed out on success in 2016 though, as he opened his season with a WSOP Circuit in at January’s Choctaw stop.

That win comes a few months after his Big Stax XIII 500 win in October, good for an $80,000 result and a victory that pushed his career earnings up and over the $1,200,000 mark. Himmelbrand will now try to regain that form and make up for lost time, going for his first Parx score of the year in this WPTDS event.

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