$570 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 20: 5,000/10,000/1,000 Ante
Now that the field is in the money, it’s a good time to take a look at the notable players that are at or near the top of the leaderboard. (Nobody seems too close to Cord Garcia yet.) With 196 players remaining, the average chip stack is just under 300,000 (30 big blinds).
Cord Garcia – 1,195,000 (149 bb)
Mukul Pahuja – 730,000 (91 bb)
Pasquale Caiazza – 725,000 (91 bb)
Tom Nguyen – 675,000 (84 bb)
T.J. Shulman – 650,000 (81 bb)
Mark Darner – 615,000 (77 bb)
Lydia Waltonbaugh – 600,000 (75 bb)
Sheddy Siddiqui – 540,000 (68 bb)
Mukul Pahuja has been on fire lately, with seven six-figure cashes in the past two years. His run started with the inaugural 2013 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, where Pahuja finished third in the main event to earn $872,625 — still the biggest score of his career.
Pahuja followed his breakout performance at SHRPO by winning the WPT’s Player of the Year race in dominating fashion, with three top-4 finishes in WPT events. Pahuja then closed out his 2014 by winning a WSOP Circuit Championship.
Now Pahuja is back where his great run began, at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.