Mike Matrone - 260,000
Mike Matrone (Morganville, NJ) has the chip lead at his table and so far for the tournament.
The lead at his table is impressive because directly seated to his left is Mike Prosinski (Endwell, NY) who currently has 200,000 and Nicholas Palma (Bronx, NY) who also has ~200,000.
Mike didn't have any major knock-out hands. He credits his stack to taking down pots before the showdown.
48 Players left - Top 45 get the money.