EVENT 4: Walker Runs Past Flight D

$150 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
13 Players Remaining (Flight D)
Level 14 Complete / Next Blinds: 2k/4k/500 ante
Play Resumes 12 pm Thursday

Frank Walker
Frank Walker

Frank Walker (Auburndale, FL) is good with the ladies, something this 82-year-old is proud of.  He used pocket Queens to run away from the Flight D field as Walker bagged 289k, 100k more than the next closest stack.

Walker said he was all in and at risk for 68k with QQ against two players who both held AK. After getting a near triple-up, he continued adding to his stack over the last hour of play.

“I just played my hands,” said Walker who’s a retired Air Force man. “I knew I made it (to Day 2) and didn’t take any chances, it just worked out.”

Walker’s 289k (72 bb) ties him for the overall tournament lead with Tom Nguyen (Tampa, FL) as four of the seven flights are completed in this $100,000 Guaranteed event.

Walker is primarily a $1/$2 cash player at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, but is now playing more tournaments. “They started to get big, so I decided to try them out.”

59 players have advanced to Day 2 from Flights A-D . The average stack is currently 104k (26 bb) with tonight’s Flight E and Wednesday’s two flights still to go.

Flight D Chip Counts

Frank Walker 289,000
Rob Plewniak 184,000
Ayed Shweihat 140,000
Greg Wytka 139,500
John Pishos 121,500
Enzo Romano 120,500
Claudemir Osorio 114,500
Seth Gurian 81,000
Raymond Dwyer 64,500
Benajmin Brown 60,000
Daniel Wilson 55,000
Hristos Tsironis 47,000
Leonard DeBoer 41,000