It’s been a pretty good year for Maroun Akiki (Orlando) and he’s continuing his success as the early chip lead in this Seniors Event.
Akiki, who is up to 140k (175 bb), has three career recorded tournament results, all in 2013 and all are final tables. He has a win and a second place finish from Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood as part of his $46,000 in tournament earnings.
“A couple of good hands,” says Akiki about his monster stack which is well above the 26k (33 bb) average, but doesn’t say more than that. He’ll just let his chips do all the talking.
The 5th straight guarantee has been reached at the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Winter Poker Open tournament series. The Seniors $25,000 Guaranteed Prize Poolhas been smashed with 260 entries as players continue to fill the tables.
In the first five events, all $205,000 worth of guarantees have been met, including $150,000 in Event 1.
Registration for the Seniors is closed and the prize pool will be announced shortly.
John Gordon (Cape Canaveral) sparks a lot of conversation at the table because of his poker themed tee shirts. Today’s he’s sporting Poker Player Evolution and says, “if you ask them, they’ll say I’m somewhere here,” while pointing towards the back end of the donkey.
Gordon’s family is in the tee shirt business and players love seeing the fish-donkey-man-shark evolution. The former mechanical engineer is from the “other coast” and likes to vacation and play poker at the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa.
The next poker themed shirt Gordon wants to break out on the trip is, Nobody Cares What You Folded, which everyone at the table agrees is something that needs to be said, often.