Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

Hand for Hand

• Tase 16: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

The tournament officials have just announced that hand-for-hand play will begin after the completion of the current hand, which means we're near the money bubble (the tournament clock, which has been paused at 40:11, says 669 players remain).

In addition, Tournament Director Jack Effel informed players to stay in their seats, and if they wander about, they'll be forced to sit out the entire duration of hand-for-hand play on the rail. It's a hefty penalty, so players best stay in their seats.