Level 16 Begins (540 Players Left)

The players return from their first break to begin Level 16, with increased blinds of 1,500-3,000 and a 500 ante. With 540 players remaining from a field of 2,384, the average chip stack is about 132,500.

There will be a 90-minute dinner break at 6:30 pm, and play should continue tonight until about 12:15 am.