Merson back in the lead but the three players are in a virtual dead heat for now


Seven hands after he gave the chip lead to Jake Balsiger, Jesse Sylvia doubled up through Balsiger and the three players are in a virtual tie more than eight hours after beginning play Tuesday afternoon.

Greg Merson is back in the lead with 73.6 million in chips, Sylvia has 69.2 million and Balsiger has 55.4 million.