They're down to about 60 tables here in the Event Center and there are still a few tables down in the poker room. That means somewhere between 600 and 700 players remain, which is about half the starting field. Still way to many players to try to pick out a chip leader.
Mike 'Little Man' Sica
Still alive in the field is WSOP bracelet holder Mike "Little Man" Sica (North Brunswick, NJ). He's holding his own in this field of much younger players.
To Nicki in southwest Philly: Big Reed will NOT be coming home tonight. He says "Goodnight!"
Eric "clown fish" Doerr (Newark, DE) is still alive. He says his strategy is to "re-enter his way to the money". We'll see if that strategy pays off for him.
Carless 'Joe' Boatright (Woodbridge, VA) is breathing a sigh of relief. He just got all-in and tripled-up.
They're now playing in level 10 with blinds of 600/1,200 and 200 antes.
There will be a hard-stop at 7:30pm for dinner break.