A brief controversy erupted at one table as the players resumed play. Tim West returned from break and informed tournament staff that he believed chips were removed from his stack during the break. He currently has 194000 in his stack, but before break he counted 217000. After firmly expressing his complaint, the tournament director explained exactly what actions involving his chips had been taken during the break. They removed four racks of 100-chips (worth 40,000 total) and one barrel of purple 500-chips (worth 10,000) and had replaced them with 10 orange 5,000 chips. West was clearly trying to refrain from becoming angry at the tournament director.
The TD instructed the dealer to continue play while the situation was sorted out, and then he proceeded to calculate how many chips were in play at the table to start the day and how many are in front of the table's remaining three players. Eventually, the TD concluded that West's stack is correct, and West withdrew his complaint, saying he simply must have miscounted before break. As play continued, West started laughing at his own error, and the table is once again in good humor.