Robin Hegele has the chip lead after Day 5. Little One for One Drop enters final Day. Find these stories and more in the Sunday Hit and Run.
Ongoing WSOP Main Event Action
Only 85 players remain in the World Series of Poker Main Event as Day 6 gets underway. Robin Hegele has the chip lead with 9,990,000, closely followed by Joshua Horton with 9,360,000. Max Silver, already a bracelet winner this year, has 8,665,000.
Notables who remain in poker’s biggest event as action picks up at 11 AM PT include Zhu Zhou, Connor Drinan, Chris Wallace, Marcel Luske and Ian Johns. Former November Niners Michael Ruane, Kenny Hallaert, Antoine Saout and Ben Lamb are also still alive. Chino Rheem, Max Pescatori, Kathy Leibert, Randy Lew and Sam Stein were not as lucky and ended their deep runs on Saturday.
On Day 6, the field is expected to play down to 27 players. All players that remain are guaranteed at least a $72,514 payday. The event is scheduled for 10 days with Monday playing down to nine players, a break in the action on July 18th and July 19th, then down to 6 on July 20th, 3 on July 21st and a winner on July 22nd.
Here is the top 10 heading into Day 5:
|WSOP Main Event Day 6 Chip Leaders (start of day Sunday)|
Check WSOP.com for the updated chip counts.
Little One for One Drop
The final non-Main Event tournament, the Little One for One Drop, is down to the final 12 after Day 3. Matt Berkey has the chip lead with 12 million, twice as much as the next player, Giuseppe Pantaleo. Rounding out the top five are Martin Lesjoe (5,085,000), Richardo Ramos (3,380,000) and Samuel Vonkennel (2,995,000).
The tournament will resume at 2 PM PT.
Watch the WSOP Main Event
– ESPN2 will begin broadcasting Day 6 at 11 AM to 3 PM PT on Sunday. After that PokerGo will take over coverage beginning at 3 PM PT.
– Vanessa Selbst suffered a brutal beat in the Main Event this year when her Aces full of Sevens lost to Quads. In the spirit of that bad beat, PokerStrategy takes a look at some other sobering beats from years past.
– PokerStars is going to give it another try for an Atlantic City Live Event, despite a lackluster turnout for the PokerStars Festival last year. Sunday Special Live will run from October 6th to 8th and feature a $220 buy-in tournament with a $100,000 guarantee.
– The latest attempt to move anti-gambling legislation in the United States is quietly festering. Rep. Charlie Dent recently attempted to attach an amendment to an appropriations bill that looked a lot like the Restoration of Americas Wire Act. Fortunately, the it failed, but fears remain that the Sheldon Adelson-backed efforts aren’t going to quit any time soon.