The players are taking their 90-minute dinner break, with action scheduled to resume around 8:00 pm EST.
A scan of the field during the break turned up 11 players with at least 900K in chips, and here are the big stacks we’ve been able to identify so far, including the top four, and political analyst Nate Silver:
1. Gediminas Uselis – 1,348,000 (135 bb)
2. Cosmin Joldis – 1,261,000 (126 bb)
3. Brian Altman – 1,213,000 (121 bb)
4. Stewart Chantler – 1,168,000 (117 bb)
With 197 players remaining from a field of 1,541, the average chip stack is around 391,000 (39 big blinds). The final 193 players will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $5,600 each.
There will be a 90-minute dinner break after this level (around 6:30-6:45 pm, depending on the Money Bubble), and action will continue tonight until the end of Level 20, around 11:30 pm.