WSOP Main Event field down to 109 after power outage with Michael Dyer leading the way. Find these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.
The Latest from the WSOP Main Event
Day 5 of the WSOP Main Event was cut short by an hour and a half due to a power outage caused by Las Vegas thunderstorm, but not before the field was whittled down to 109 players.
Michael Dyer will head into the day as the chip leader when action resumed at 11 AM PT. Dyer holds 12.2 million in chips, nearly four million head of the next player on the leaderboard, three-time WSOP bracelet winner Brian Yoo. Rounding out the top five is Jeff Trudeau, Hari Bercovici and Bart Lybaert.
Former champion Joe Cada is alive with about 1/5 the chips of Dyer. Benjamin Pollack, who finished in third place last year is also still in the hunt with 5.7 million in chips. Below is a look at the top 10 and some notable players, courtesy of WSOP.com chip counts.
|2018 WSOP Main Event Chip Counts (Start of Day 6)|
Among the players who got knocked out on Day 5 include Antonio Esfandiari, Chino Rheem, Paul Volpe, Ben Yu and Scott Davies.
Other Ongoing Action
– The Little One for One Drop (Event #68) is down to 995 players after three day 1 flights that drew 4,732 players. Action will pick up at noon PT with Domyo Aqmelli holding a small chip lead. Kenny Hallaert, Phil Laak, Chris Ferguson and Brandon Shack-Harris are among the many notables still remaining when play resumes.
– Scott Bohlman continues his great WSOP by leading the $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha 6-Handed (Event #69) after Day 2 and 24 players remaining including a short-stacked Phil Galfond. Action will pick up at 2 PM PT.
– Benny Glaser is the chip leader in the $3,000 Limit Hold’em 6-Handed tournament (Event #70), as he heads a pack of 69 players, down from the 221 who started the tournament. Also alive are Ben Yu, Barry Greenstein and Mike Matusow.
– At 11 AM PT, the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em with 30-minute levels (Event #71) gets underway. Chris Brammer won the event last year when he won a $527,555 first place prize.
– Also starting on Tuesday is the beginning of the $1,500 Mixed No Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit 8 Handed (Event #72), a three-day event beginning at 3 PM PT.
Watch the WSOP
Poker fans can watch Day 6 of the Main Event through PokerGo (subscription) from 11:30 to 3:50 PM PT. ESPN will then pick things up from 5 to 8 PM. PokerGo will again resume coverage from 8 PM to 11:35 PM.
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– Online Poker Report examines whats behind the recent increase in WSOP Main Event attendance, which has increased every year in the last three years including a second-highest ever showing this year after 7,874 players bought in.
– Maurice Hawkins talks about a racial incident that led to the disqualification of a player from the Main Event.
– Daniel Negreanu vlogs the $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha 6 Max in Day 38 of his vlog from the WSOP.
– Doug Polk revisits the hand that knocked out Vanessa Selbst from the 2018 Main Event.