Event 1: Eskandar Happy to Be Here

$360 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 15: 1,500/3,000 with a 500 Ante
Players Remaining: 920 of 5,018

Patrick Eskandar (Ladera Ranch, CA)
Patrick Eskandar (Ladera Ranch, CA)

We’re seeing a quick parade to the exit in the first level as the short stacks try to run them up. Patrick Eskandar began his day with a better-than-average stack but he’s just happy to be in today’s field after he made a big decision earlier in the week.

Eskandar survived the full 14 levels in Flight C and finished his day with 67,500. That was good enough for 23 bigs and a dream on Day 2 but he decided he wanted more. He surrendered that stack to take a run in the remaining flights then missed every time until late last night. The gamble paid off and Eskandar made it through in the last flight last night to put 126,500 in his bag.