Up with the big stacks

We're into the final level of the evening, with blinds at 600-1200 and a running ante of 100. Of the 209 players who started today, 69 remain, with an average stack of 30,289.

Frederik Hostrup just raised his arms in the air to declare himself the first player to reach 100,000 in chips - and who am I to rain on his parade. He's right.

These two need not worry about scratching the felt either:

Theo Jorgensen (Denmark): 90,000 or more

John "Texas" Hewston (England): 63,000

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in European Poker Tour