Level 25 Begins (71 Players Left)

The players return from break to begin Level 25, with increased blinds of 12,000-24,000 with a 4,000 ante. The field is scheduled to play five 90-minute levels today, with no dinner break, so action should end around 8:30 pm.

With 71 players remaining, the average chip stack is about 1 million (41 big blinds). The remaining players are all guaranteed at least $23,270, and the next pay jump is for 63rd place ($29,088).