The players have just returned from their final break of the day. When the chips were counted during the pause in the action, it was determined that Francis Dery has separated himself from the rest of the pack. His stack count of 1,700,000 is more than 500,000 chips higher than his next closest competitor, Travis Robertson, who has amassed a stack of 1,200,000 chips. Running a distant third is Zhenhai Yao, who has a stack of 950,000 chips.
The average chip total currently stands at 471,000.