The players return from a brief color-up break to begin Level 16, with increased blinds of 3,000-5,000 and a big blind ante of 5,000.
A scan of the field during the break turned up Raymond Roberty as the clear chipleader with 483,000.
Raymond Roberty – 483,000 (97 bb)
With about 73 players remaining from a field of 520, the average chip stack is about 142,000 (28 big blinds). The final 65 players will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $1,740 each.