The 619 players still with chips have returned from the break and Level 9 has begun.
Players have left for another 20-minute break. The plan for the rest of the evening is to play one more level, have another break, then play two more one-hour levels before concluding for the night.
David "ODB" Baker, winner of Event 37: $2,500 Eight-Game Mix, has been steadily accumulating chips today, having crossed the 50,000-chip mark to claim one of the bigger stacks in the room at present.
Baker already has four cashes at this summer's WSOP. In addition to his Event 25 win, Baker has made another final table (finishing third) and a near-miss (finishing 10th).
"Weenis? Wait a minute...? Is that what it's really called?"
So asked a player at Table 41 where Andrew Lichtenberger was recently moved. Someone had introduced the slang term to the table, a word sometimes used to refer to the loose skin at one's elbow. A quick check of the smart phone by the questioner confirmed the one making the claim wasn't bluffing.
Players laughed. Then all seemed to lean back a little, bringing their elbows inward.