Just 26 players remain in the Main Event as action resumes on Wednesday with Aram Zobian holding the chip lead with Joe Cada still alive among final 26. Check out these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.

Latest from the Main Event

The 2018 WSOP Main Event field is down to 26 players after the completion of Day 6 on Tuesday. Aram Zobian holds the chip lead with 41,585,000 million in chips, nearly 15 million ahead of number two Artem Metalidi.

2009 WSOP Main Event champion Joe Cada is still alive but with a relatively short stack of 44 big blinds. Here is a look at the top 10 with notable players that still remain.

WSOP 2018 Main Event Chip Counts (beginning of Day 7)
PositionPlayerChips
1Aram Zobian41,585,000
2Artem Metalidi30,845,000
3Antoine Labat28,445,000
4Michael Dyer26,515,000
5Alex Lynskey22,045,000
6Yueqi Zhu19,245,000
7Kao Saechao18,985,000
8Martijn Gerrits17,790,000
9Nicholas Manion 17,630,000
10Eric Froehlich15,285,000
Notables
19Joe Cada8,850,000
20Ivan Luca8,820,000
26Barry Hutter2,250,000

During Day 6, over 80 players were knocked out including Brian Yoon ($189,165), Benjamin Pollak ($189,165), James Obst ($156,265) and Shaun Deeb ($57,010). The players that are still alive heading into Day 7 are guaranteed at least $282,630.

The action picks up at 11 AM PT on Wednesday and will play down to the final nine before resuming on Thursday.

Want to know more about these fortunate players still in? Check out US Poker’s 26 facts about the players that remain.

Recent Results

The latest 2018 WSOP gold bracelet winner is Ronald Keijzer, who won the $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha 6-Handed (Event #69) for $475,033, as he outlasted 901 entries over three days. Scott Bohlman finished in third place with a $199,572. Also taking home big prizes were Romain Lewis ($293,553) and Mohammad Abedi ($137,954).

Ongoing Action

– Justin Liberto holds the lead in the $1,111 Little One for One Drop after Day 2. Only 125 players remain of the 4,732 entries when the day resumes at noon PT. In addition to Liberto, Jeff Gross, Dominik Nitsche, and Dutch Boyd are among the notable players who remain.

– There are eight players left in the $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Handed (Event #70) heading into Day 3. Juha Helpi and Yaser Al-Keliddar are co-leaders in the event with 927,000 chips. Three-time WSOP bracelet winner Barry Greenstein is among those who will be at the final table when action resumes at 2 PM PT.

– The $5,000 No Limit Hold’em with 30 minute levels (Event #71) finished Day 1 with 39 of 452 entries remaining. Jonathan Abdellatif will hold the chip lead as Day 2 begins at noon PT with the remaining players seeking a $485,082 first place prize. Among those still alive when the day begins are Chance Kornuth, Liv Boeree, Phil Hellmuth, Matt Glantz and Antoine Saout.

– Jordan Polk holds the chip lead in the $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed event after Day 1. Just 123 of 707 entries are left when action picks up at 2 PM PT. Peter Eichhardt, Ryan Leng, Joe Hachem, Michael Mizrachi, Daniel Negreanu and Brian Hastings are still alive but have smaller chip stacks.

Upcoming Excitement

– Event #73, the $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em with 30 minute levels gets underway at 11 AM and will last two days.

– The other event starting on Wednesday is the Big Blind Antes $10,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Championship (Event #74), a three day event that will begin at 3 PM PT.

Watch the WSOP

On Wednesday, poker fans can watch subscription based coverage of Day 7 on PokerGo from 11:30 to 9:30 PM PT with ESPN2 picking things up from 9:30 PM until the completion of Day 7.

Quick Hitters

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