Just a reminder to those that may be following from within an hour's journey to the Grand Lisboa . . . registration closes in an hour.
So if anyone has a spare HK$88,800 or US$11,000 lying round, then head down as this is the last level before registration closes.
The cards are back in the air!
The players are heading on a 10-minute break.
Aditya Agarwal has just taken his seat in this tournament on a table featuring Emad Tahtouh, JJ Liu and Johnny Chan.
"I want a Coke with lemon" asked Van Marcus to the waitress.
She stood there staring blankly at Marcus before he asked a bi-lingual table mate, "hey, how do I order a Coke with lemon?"
He uttered something in Cantonese to the waitress and she quickly hurried off to fetch his order.
"Leng law . . . just say that" another responded.
"How f**king hard is it to order a drink here!" muttered Marcus as he began playing the next hand.
Here are some of the counts from the High Rollers Event.
Lee Nelson - 126,000
Jay Kinkade - 125,000
Stewart Scott - 124,000
Celina Lin - 120,000
Masa Kagawa - 116,000
Grant Levy - 115,000
Will Ma - 115,000
JJ Liu - 102,000
Jonathan Lin - 100,000
Currently we have 60 players in the field.
Registration is still open until the end of the next level, and with players busting from the Main Event, there is a good chance that last years number of 61 should be reached if not exceeded.
Stay tuned for the final number as PokerNews provides all the updates as they occur.
On a board reading
Kent Del Rosario fired out a bet of 35,500 into Emad Tahtouh.
Tahtouh sat there riffling chips for over four minutes before making the call.
Rosario tabled his
for a rivered Broadway straight, and Tahtouh angrily mucked his hand to slip to just 25,000 in chips.