Event 1 (Flight B): Chip Leader Looking for Prenup

$560 Buy-In Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 12: Blinds 800/1,600/200 ante
90 players remaining, 77k avg (48 bb)

Akladious All Smiles
Akladious All Smiles

Mina Akladious (Boynton Beach, FL) has been on a heater the last few levels and is the clear chip leader with nearly 300k as players head to their last break of the night.

Alkadious says he flopped quad 8s in a 100k pot for a double knockout, but his game isn’t just luck.

In one healthy pot, the board is Ac 9d 8d 7d Kd and his opponent leads out for 11k, with 8k behind.  Akladious goes deep in the tank and flashes A-8 for two pairs.

“You got it?” asks Akladious, who’s wondering if the player has the four-card flush.

“There’s too much money in there,” he says while making the call.  His opponent simply shakes his head and mucks.

Akladious is also running good in life as his wedding is in nine days, and his fiance, Melissa Hanrahan, must have a great sense of humor.

“I can win this and then get a prenup,” he laughs after a good start to the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Showdown’s $1 Million Guaranteed opening event.

We’ll see how Hanrahan reacts as the tournament plays out.