Sunday, July 17, 2011

WSOP Main Event Day 5

Day 5 of the 2011 WSOP Main Event is in the books and it was a lively one with just over 140 players remaining from the 378 that started.

David Bach currently tops the leaderboard with over 4.7m in chips, closely followed by Pius Heinz and Kyle Johnson. Ben Lamb looks almost certain to wrestle the WSOP POY title from Phil Helmuth as he sits 5th in chips with over 4m. WSOPE counts towards POY so there is still a way to go, but I doubt anyone will be forgetting Lamb's name in a hurry regardless.

Three women managed to last the day and hopefully we'll see at least one go on a deep run. Of the three Bodog pro Amanda Musumeci is the most experianced with some solid online results and three cashes this WSOP.

Our day 4 chip leader Viswanathan failed to last the day after losing his 2m chip stack some time in the third level. Max Heinzelmann also busted after getting it in preflop with AA and losing, one would imagine much to the delight of one Shaun Deeb...

There are a host of big names still alive:

Sebastian Ruthenberg - 3.3m
Joseph Cheong - 2m
Jean-Robert Bellande - 1.2m (starting to wonder how long the line at the cage will be if he goes much deeper)
JP Kelly - 2.6m

Day 6 begins with 142 players set on lasting another day. Five levels are scheduled but there are rumours that number could be reduced to four


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