The players have returned from break to begin Level 24, with increased blinds of 15,000-30,000 with a 30,000 ante.
A scan of the field during the break turned up four players with at least two million in chips, creating an unofficial leaderboard:
1. Will Manzueta – 2,350,000 (78 bb)
2. Mohammed Kabir – 2,190,000 (73 bb)
3. John Binns – 2,125,000 (71 bb)
4. Carlos Bolanos – 2,115,000 (71 bb)
We’ve also found Barry Abramowitz sitting on a stack of 1.52 million, which is particularly impressive because he started the day with just 36,000 in chips — six big blinds.
Abramowitz tells us that he scored two quick double-ups early in the day, worked his way up to about 500,000, and then knocked out players in back-to-back hands when he woke up with pocket queens and then pocket kings. And now he is sitting pretty among the big stacks.
Barry Abramowitz – 1,520,000 (51 bb)
With 153 players remaining from a field of 6,253, the average chip stack is around 815,000 (27 big blinds), and the remaining players are guaranteed at least $1,650 each. The next pay jump is $1,860 for 144th place.