The action has finally begun to slow down now as we're well under 50 players remaining. In fact, it looks as if they've just broken another table, dropping us to an even 36 players left. We'll play on for another six levels or until we reach the final table, whichever comes first. Our hunch tells us we may get to the final table during the last level of the night.
In any event, one man not slowing down is John Eames. He's on a charge toward the top of the counts, and we just watched him drag another nice pot. We didn't see the preflop action, but he and Gianluca Cedolia got about 30,000 into the middle before the dealer put out . Out of position, Eames led out with 17,000 there, and Cedolia tanked and folded.
We've got Eames at about 132,000 now, in contention for the chip lead.