While scouring the room we came across a massive chip stack sitting in front of one Thomas Roupe. Roupe holds around 240,000 and possess a quite intimidating mountain of chips. Racked in stacks of 50, Roupe's chips take up a giant portion of his seat. Its a wonder he even has room to look at his hole cards.
Play has certainly slowed down now that we getting farther and farther away from the bursting of the bubble. Players are still dropping off, but now at a far less chaotic rate. 178 players now remain, all of which have a lot of poker ahead of them if they want that gold bracelet.