"Seat open, 16!" "Seat open, 42!"
The blinds are rising, the antes have kicked in, and players are falling. Fast.
The big board is showing we're already down to just 1,240 from our starting field of nearly 2,800. It won't be long before everyone left in the tourney will be playing poker in the same room, as the Brasilia can handle around 900.
As we move toward the dinner break, we'll begin gathering some chip counts for some notables, and later this evening will add in some big stacks, too, as the field continues to shrink.