Hand-for-hand (lack of) action
We're down to 28 players in the basement of the Merrion - the time when all these tournaments grind to a halt. It's bubble time. The next player out walks away with nothing to show for their long day's toil.
With action spread across four tables, Thomas Kremser, the tournament director, orchestrates hand-for-hand play. It means that the cards are dealt at precisely the same time on each of the tables. There's no advantage or disadvantage to be gained from slow or fast play.
Ahmet Melin and Ray Coburn still have sufficient chips to hope the bubble passes them by.
Ahmet Melin: still freerolling his way to a fortune
Ray Coburn: the sign over his left shoulder says it all