$25K High Roller: Chips at the break

The first break is fast approaching in the High Roller event. There are no great changes on the landscape other than the new arrivals. Ivan Demidov took a pot from Dario Minieri, who every time I walk past seems to be making a decision on the river.

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Ivan Demidov

Elsewhere Boris Becker, who earlier this week destroyed five of six players heads up in the battleship style "Battle Boris" event, took a pot from former World Champion Joe Hachem.

Here are some of the approximate chip counts going into the break...

Ivan Demidov - PokerStars Six - 70,000
Jason Mercier - 65,000
Daniel Negreanu - Team PokerStars - 61,000
Boris Becker - PokerStars Ambassador - 52,000
Denis Phillips - PokerStars Six - 46,000

Eric Seidel - 44,000
Chris Ferguson - 43,000
Greg Raymer - Team PokerStars Pro - 40,000
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier - Team PokerStars Pro - 40,000

Gus Hansen - 40,000
Sorel Mizzi - 39,000
Isaac Baron - 38,500
Shaun Deeb - 38,000
Joe Hachem - Team PokerStars Pro - 37,000
Dario Minieri - Team PokerStars Pro - 29,000

When play resumes blinds will be 100-200 with a running 25 ante.