Mike Stecker continues to accumulate chips without any trouble. He's up to nearly 700,000 without showing down any big hands.
Despite the lack of big hands, a sizeable crowd has drawn two deep at the rail. Mostly people that have come down from the players party upstairs.
A recent preflop skirmish between Daniel Neilson and Leo Margets has put some distance between him and his three opponents.
Margets opened under the gun to 26,000 and Neilson popped it up to 74,000. Margets fired back to 176,000.
Neilson's response to this? All you can eat baby! Unfortunately after hyping for a 1.5 million chip pot... We got a Margets fold.
Neilson is up to 960,000. Margets drops to 535,000.
The action is very slow due to the good structure of the tournament. At this stage most tournaments are push or fold, but this baby still has a ton of play in it.
The chip counts at the moment with number of big blinds:
Daniel Neilson 870,000 (72.5 bb)
Leo Margets - 690,000 (57.5 bb)
Mike Stecker - 570,000 (47.5 bb)
Kristian Lunardi - 300,000 (25 bb)
The next level will see some pressure on Lunardi's current stack, and start to push the action a bit.
Sat by the table for 15 minutes, didn't see a flop.
Daniel Neilson - 800,000
Leo Margets - 760,000
Mike Stecker - 550,000
Kristian Lunardi - 310,000
Mike Stecker has been the most active player four handed. He's raising and picking up a lot of the other pots. None of the other players have shown much resistance - yet.