We're one level into this Day 7, and we've already seen quite the shakeup in the middle of the chip counts.
One thing hasn't changed, though. Start-of-day chip leader Ryan Lenaghan is still on top with about 11.7 million -- though that number is just a bit smaller than it was two hours ago, and he's got a few players organizing an attack as they fly right up behind his tail. Andrey Pateychuck is one of them, improving his count to the second spot unofficially with around 9.7 million at the break. The man he's replaced, Ben Lamb started the day in that second spot, but he's had some trouble getting going so far today. Running kings into Guillaume Darcourt's aces didn't help, but Lamb did well to lose only a fraction of his stack. We'll get a better count for him while the cameras are off over there, but it looks like he's got about 7.6 million now.
Team PokerStars Pro JP Kelly is the big mover early, though. He was just below the chip average when Day 7 began, but he found an early double when his topped Matt Giannetti's . Gianetti fell back into the pack with that loss, but Kelly was just getting started. He knocked out Minh Nguyen with an of his own, and Nguyen's betrayed him to send him off to the cashier in 56th place. Kelly dropped a pot later in the level, but he's still improved his stack to about 8.5 million at the break.
Others to join Nguyen on the rail include Zo Karim, Matthew Kay, Andrew Brokos, Per Linde, and former bracelet winner Sebastian Ruthenberg. They've all been beaten by a lady as Erika Moutinho is still representing the women in poker well with her count of about 3.5 million.
The surviving players have headed off for their first break of the day, and we're headed to their tables to get some hard counts. We'll be right back with those, and the players will be back in 15 minutes for another round of action.