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Maria Ho Holds WSOP Europe Main Event Lead

Maria Ho leads the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event heading into Day 5 with 12 players remaining. She holds 3,850,000 chips followed closely by Niall Farrell with around 3.5 million. 2015 WSOPE Main Event winner Kevin MacPhee is also still alive and is hoping to become the first player to win back to back WSOPE Main Events (no event was held last year).

Anthony Zinno, Mike Leah, Kristen Bicknell and David Peters were among the players who were knocked out during Wednesday’s action. Here is where the action stands heading into Day 5 on Thursday:

WSOP Europe Main Event Chip Leaders (after Day 4)
PositionPlayerChips
1stMario Ho3,850,000
2ndNiall Farrell3,575,000
3rdMarti Roca De Torres3,260,000
4thRobert Bickley2,885,000
5thStephan Osinovski2,360,000
6thJack Salter2,125,000
7thLuis Rodriguez2,020,000
8thAndrei Boghean1,900,000
9thMathijs Jonkers1,850,000
10thGianluca Speranza1,070,000
11thKevin MacPhee1,060,000
12thMarc MacDonnell505,000

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