One of the cool things about weeks when there’s not a whole lot going on is a name that you haven’t run across before pops to the front. The fact that there hadn’t been anything big in the last week meant that Washington state’s Kindah Sakkal (#125 on the overall PNW leaderboard this week, and #73 in Washington) was the only name that got picked out of the hat by the magic algorithm.
Sakkal’s had a nice run on the WSOP Circuit leading into the summer. Nothing huge by itself, but four final tables in Circuit Ring events in 2018 so far, with two at Thunder Valley, one at Planet Hollywood, and another in Baltimore (just the last day of April), along with three other Circuit cashes.
Sakkal finished 4th in the massive 1,022-entry WSOPC Main Event in Cherokee, North Carolina last summer, her best recorded tournament cash to date; more than two-thirds of her 38 recorded cashes (all in the last four years) have been n WSOP/WSOPC events.