Still we have no bubbler, but one man in some very hot water is Peter Tran. He and Davood Mehrmand got their chips in preflop, Tran holding A-Q and Mehrmand holding A-K. A king on the board sealed it, and Davood doubled up to 68,500. Tran only just covered him, and is now left with a feeble 2,000 -- he's going to have to get very lucky to recover from this one.
With just ten minutes remaining on the clock before the end of play, we are still waiting for someone to snap up that unwanted bubble spot. And it would appear as though the players are as keen as us to see it burst, the many short stacks seemingly have ants in their pants as they pace around the card room hoping another man will fall.
Michael Binger looks to be our new chip leader after eliminating Tom Werthmann in 65th place.
On the turn of a board, a player in late position checked to Werthmann in the cutoff who bet 4,500, only for Binger to raise to 14,500 on the button. The late position checker sensibly got out of the way, and now Werthmann went over the top of Binger for 32,500. After some deliberation Binger called.
River: a harmless
With a clap of triumph, Binger knocks out Werthmann and takes the chip lead on 148,000. We are now hand for hand until the bubble bursts.