Thursday, January 27, 2011

Event 12: Patel Being Patient

$170 + $30 Deep Stack Double Play NLH (2 Re-entry)

Seated just to the left of Ryan Eriqezzo's monster stack is Tiku Patel of Cherry Hill, NJ.  Tiku's got about 750k, which is a bit below the average.  With 20k/40k blinds, he's still got some fold equity with over 18 big blinds.

 Tiku Patel

Tiku works in sales and only plays tournaments occasionally.  This is actually his first-ever multi-day event.  "It's kinda cool making it this long in a big event" he said.  He only paid one entry -- never busted out and re-entered -- and he's already guaranteed to cash for at least $831.

When I asked about sitting to the left of the big stack, he replied "it's a little intimidating".

They're down to 28 players now.