Monday, July 18, 2011

WSOP Main Event Day 6

Chips flew, shorties doubled, big stacks blew up and players hit the rail at an alarming pace. When it was all said and done, day 6 of the 2011 WSOP Main Event had 85 casualties, 85 ruined dreams and 85 long, long walks down the corridors of the Rio.

Our top 5 chip leaders at the end of day 6 look like this:

Ryan Lenaghan 12.8m
Ben Lamb 9.98m
Matt Giannetti - 8m
Andrey Pateychuk - 7.2m
Phil Collins - 7.2m

The chip lead changed hands throughout the day but Lenaghan amassed a huge stack of nearly 13 million to take the biggest stack into day 7.

The field will play down to the final 3 tables today to give us our final 27.

2010 November Niner Joseph Cheong is gone, as are the popular Jean-Robert Bellande, Eli Elezra and all but one of the remaining women. There are some notable names among the remaining players though as Erick Lindgren, Sebastian Ruthenberg and Bryan Devonshire all made day 7.

The last woman standing is always the focus of some attention and there is usually a boyfriend or husband looking out for her on the rail. Erika Moutinho however has boyfriend David Sands on her table for company. Both players are alive going into day 7 and spent the last level of day at the feature table together.

Day 7 is now underway and the 57 remaining players are all now guaranteed $130,000 for their efforts. PokerStars players Andrew Brokos and Sebastian Ruthenberg have both busted in early play but you can see live updates at Pokernews and follow live coverage over at ESPN.


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