Level 9 is the last level of the day in which players can either jump in, or reenter the tournament. So far, there are 171 entries on the clock, of which 98 are still in the hunt for a WSOP Circuit ring.
After this level, the field will go on a dinner break, then return to play three more levels before Day 1a is concluded.
Roy Al Rineh is the presumed chiplead at the moment, sitting pretty behind a tower worth 150,000 in chips. Al Rineh just took down another pot to extend his lead by turning up the heat on Kamel Tir.
With both players at the turn, Al Rineh bet out 5,600 on an board. Tir called in position, allowing both players to see the fall on the river.
Al Rineh came up with a sizable bet of 21,300, which send Tir deep in the tank. Staring intensely at Al Rineh, Tir was looking for any information that could aid him in his decision. Eventually, after nearly four minutes of thought, the French Pro gave it up and Al Rineh won without showdown.