Dragan Galic has a competitor. Strike that, he has two competitors. Although the Croatian has made all the right moves and kept moving in the right direction this afternoon, Constant Rijkenberg and Steven Silverman have also been wearing their jet-packs today and are now closing in on Galic.
“How much does he have?” asked Galic of a friend in the media, pointing to Rijkenberg’s stack, which Galic can see in his peripheral vision from his vantage point at the far end of the tournament room.
“Not as much as you. But it’s a good competition,” replied the friend. “His aren’t smooth like yours.” Galic, for the record, stacks his chips in stacks of 20 spreading forward across the table. Rijkenberg favours the towers, making them harder to count.
Whichever way you look at it, there may be some chip envy developing, especially as Rijkenberg is now up to a million too, with Silverman passed 800,000 as well.
Players are now on a one-hour dinner break. There are 40 remaining.