Event 1 (Day 1E): Bennouna Storms Ahead

$350 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Level 13: 1,500/3,000/400 Ante

Faycal Bennouna takes a big lead late
Faycal Bennouna takes a big lead late

Out of nowhere, Faycal Bennouna has jumped to everyone’s attention when he left a 400K stack behind on break. Chips of all three denominations in play were stacked up in a big, nice towers.

We’ll try to track down how he built the stack but right now he’s the overall Event 1 leader. We’ll see if he can hang on.

Former leader Dan Weitzenkorn has been hovering around the 100K mark and a few players have blasted past including John Depersio. He was probably feeling good about his near 200K stack until he caught a glimpse of the Bennouna castle on the other side.

Faycal Bennouna – 407,000 (136 bb)
John Depersio – 197,000 (66 bb)
Vendel Johnson – 185,400 (62 bb)
Ed Mandel – 175,100 (58 bb)
Tim Shane – 161,700 (54 bb)
Robert Wesley – 133,500 (45 bb)
Jose Parra – 113,200 (38 bb)
Michael Eddy – 107,400 (36 bb)
Dan Weitzenkorn – 106,100 (35 bb)

John Depersio (Parkland, FL)
John Depersio (Parkland, FL)