After seeing eliminations come at a clip of about once every seven minutes during the first four levels today, play has slowed considerably here at the start of Level 24.
Just now Sebastien Comel opened with a raise to 50,000 from middle position, then Daniel Thomas reraised to 115,000 from the cutoff. It folded to Daniel Eichhorn in the big blind who spent some time studying Thomas's remaining stack — about 350,000. Finally Eichhorn pushed out a four-bet to 196,000, and Comel quickly folded.
Thomas considered the situation for a long time — at least three minutes — along the way rechecking his cards and riffling his chips. Finally he let his hand go.