Getting 300,000 chips in the middle pre-flop is becoming the new standard now as the blinds increase. That was roughly the amount that Ted Ely was in for after Joshua Norris opened with a raise. Norris called with and was in a race against Ely's . Ely paired queens on the flop, to double up to 590,000. Norris now is on the short stack with 100,000.