With 20 players remaining in the $250 NLH Special Event, Sam Akkawi has a comfortable chip lead with 865,000. The next biggest stack belongs to Reggie Robles, who has 345,000. Pawel Markowicz is third in chips with 330,000.
Markowicz just recently picked up pocket kings on the button facing an under the gun shove for 118,000 from Bradley Kuhn. Markowicz called to put Kuhn at risk and held up, eliminating Kuhn in 23rd place ($792).