The 31st level of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event is in the books, and there is a new chip leader: Dan Sindelar. The American added considerably to his stack this level in a hand that saw him check-raise all in on a completed board against Leif Force, who folded in an eight million-chip pot. Sindelar then picked more when he applied a few streets of pressure against Thomas Sarra Jr., and he now has over 26 million chips on break.
The pace of play at Table 3 (70 hands) is much faster than at Table 2 (45 hands) and the Feature Table (46 hands), and Sindelar is taking advantage of the extra hands he’s played.
Bryan Devonshire (25th), Kyle Keranen (24th), Yorane Kerignard (23rd), Iaron Lightbourne (22nd), Leif Force (21st), and Dan Smith (20th) all hit the rail during Level 31. Devonshire lost a race with against Maximillian Senft’s ; Keranen ran into the of Bruno Politano; Kerignard was crippled after a race with against the of Christopher Greaves, leaving him with less than a big blind; Lightbourne had his cracked by Sindelar’s ; Force couldn't improve with against Greaves' ; and Dan Smith fell when his couldn't catch up to Jorryt van Hoof's .
Meanwhile, William Tonking received a key double-up through William Pappaconstantinou roughly halfway through Level 31. Three bets went in preflop and the rest of the money went in the middle on a ten-high, rainbow flop. Tonking’s had Pappacontantinou’s crushed, and the pocket rockets held up.
The players are on a short break. Play will resume in roughly 10 minutes. We will provide you with full counts shortly. Meanwhile, listen to two-time bracelet winner, Luis Velador, speak with Sarah Grant earlier: