2008 World Series: New level, new peril

Twenty-nine players remain in the main event as they return from the latest break for blinds of 40,000/80,000 with a 10,000 ante. It makes the short stacks shorter and forces a few more players to look anxiously over their shoulders as the big stacks closing in.

Recent eliminations after a long day at the tables include Andrew Brokos (35th), Greg Byard (34th), Jamal Kunbuz (33rd) and Garrett Beckman (31st), all of whom receive $193,000 for their efforts.

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Greg Byard

One player experiencing life as one of those short stacks is double bracelet winner Phi Nguyen, a PokerStars player from Santa Ana, California, who spoke the PokerStars video blog team earlier today.

Watch WSOP 08: Phi Nguyen Interview Day 6 on PokerStars.tv