- Big Stax XXIII 300 Main Event
- Level 13 (1200/2400/300)
- Day 1A Entries: 288
John Alesi will take the chip-lead into the final three levels with ~290k. Early leader Tyrone Hicks has continued his run on Day 1A and lands in 2nd with ~285k.
Akash Patel is sitting in 3rd place with ~245k and is the one new face towards the top of the standings. He is sitting with John Alesi two seats to his left as well as another big stack Neal Gay across the felt.
Patel has been a consistent performer here at the Big Stax series with six cashes since 2014. His best finish came at Big Stax XIV in December 2015 when he made it all the way to 6th in the 500 Main Event earning $16,185 for his run. In total, Patel has ~$43k in live earnings playing primarily in the Philadelphia area.