Level 19: Blinds 10,000/20,000/3,000 ante
Total Entries: 2,108
Players Remaining: 300
Average Stack: 703,000
Daniel Pinnola started the day with 683,000, nowhere near the top of the chip counts (97th out of 429 returning players). He’s now believed to be the new chip leader with more than 2.65 million. (The field is still scattered around the Poker Room, so there is no way to be certain.)
He just had good hands that held up. His pocket Aces held, he had pocket 9s and flopped a set that held, and his AJ was good against A3.
Thomas Beccari, who started the day as chip leader with more than 2.4 million, has taken his stack in the wrong direction. He’s slipped to ~1.5 million, down almost a million from the start of play.