OK, this American is showing his stars and stripes despite living in Lithuania for nearly 15 years with the title of this post as the Seventh Inning Stretch. This is a reference to baseball where fans are encouraged to “get up and stretch” during the seventh inning of a baseball game.
We are near the final stretch of Day 1a with still some play left. So, in a way, it is the seventh-inning stretch for the 57 players remaining in the field. So in a way, at least I found one similarity between baseball and poker as one is played on a field and one involves a field of players. We will let you decide which one is which.
We will be updating chip counts of the big stacks around the room during the break while the players will be back in action in 20 minutes.