There’s a two-tier dinner break currently going on. That means half the field are now chowing down a choice between chili con carne, pork in mushroom sauce or ham and sauerkraut, while the other half play on. And once the sated return, the starving can go and eat their fill. I recommend the pork.
We recently updated the chip count page, with the latest approximate counts of some notable players. The giant German Benjamin Kang is at the top of the tree at the moment, but there is a long, long way to go. And, just as I write that, our Dutch blogger Steven Smith has just been catching up with some of his countrymen and has discovered that Steven Van Zadelhoff has more than 45,000. That’s the chip lead, pure and simple.
“I’ve just been on the biggest heater of my life,” Van Zadelhoff explained. “I’ve played about 90 percent of the hands so far, but that’s only because they’ve been the nuts or the near nuts all the time.”
Registration is now closed for the day, and 306 players parted with €5,000 to join the action. We’re expecting at least that number again tomorrow, which is a whole lot of players and a whole lot of dosh.