Jerry Maher (Warren, NJ) - 255,000
Jerry Maher has increased his chip lead since dinner break.
He got the ball rolling back in the 2nd level when his opponent flopped a nut-flush, and Jerry flopped a set of nines. Quads on the turn gave him the early double-up.
Then right before dinner break Jerry went from 90,000 to 180,000 when he looked down at pocket three's on the button.
Opponent in the small blind decided to make a move with only a gut-shot. Not smart since Jerry flopped a set of threes. Opponent shoved on the turn, Jerry called and faded the gutterball.
Jerry is hoping to smile all the way to the bank and ride his chip lead to the end where a $70,234 pot of gold sits waiting.
48 players remain.
Blinds are 1000 / 2000 with average stack at 88,750.