The players have just returned from a short chip-up break, as the tournament staff removed the T500 chips from play. With 29 players remaining in the field, we are but 5 eliminations away from being in the money, and we can expect play to slow down until this milestone has been reached.
David Bonneau currently leads the field with 521,000 chips, but Peter Johnson Jr. and Mark Choy are slowly creeping up on him. Mike Lafable has slid down the leaderboard in the last level, however he still holds a healthy near double average stack. Below is a look at the leaderboard as play enters level 18:
|Player | Joueur||Stack | Tapis|
|Peter Johnson Jr.||477,000|