$25K High Roller: No Mercier at the break

The end of the level and another break. Notable chips counts from some of the remaining players are below. Daniel Alaei, whose tournament hopes were boosted earlier today with a pot against Antonio Esfandiari, holds the chip lead on approximately 195,000, closely followed by Michael Fosco who can thank Jason Mercier for his loot.

In the last hand of the level Antonio Esfandiari moved all in, hoping to induce a call from Alaei who decided against it. Not so for Jason Mercier who busted out on the same hand.

Daniel Alaei - 195,000
Michael Fosco - 170,000
ElkY - Team PokerStars Pro - 141,000
Eli Elezra - 135,000
Daniel Negreanu - Team PokerStars Pro - 128,000
Denis Phillips - PokerStars Six - 122,000
Humberto Brenes - Team PokerStars Pro - 120,000

Steve Biliarakis - 110,000
Isaac Haxton - 90,000
Antonio Esfandiari - 85,000
Julian van Till - 85,000
Joe Hachem - Team PokerStars Pro - 83,000
Jason Mercier - 39,000
Ivan Demidov - PokerStars Six - 25,000
Josh Arieh - 19,000
Eric Seidel - 17,000

When play resumes blinds will be 1,000-2,000 with a running ante of 200. Tournament officials intend to play 12 levels today, although they will stop the action should just eight players remain.