Christian Lusardi entered Day 2 of this event as the biggest stack in the room, and after six hours of competition he is still going strong.
Passing through the tournament floor, we saw Lusardi quietly adding another wing to his expansive chip castle, and a quick eyeball of his stacks indicated he sits with around 1.6 million.
Lusardi plays the game with a inscrutable poker face, but noticing us hovering around the table, he took a moment away from the game to focus on what really matters.
"This goes out to Tiffany," he said. "Make sure that goes in: Chris loves Tiffany."
Hearing this heartfelt announcement, Lusardi's neighbor at the table quickly stuck the needle in, pulling out a heart-shaped rock from his pocket and saying, "here kid, give this to her too."
Lusardi simply smiled in that way only a man in love can, before returning his focus to the task at hand.