WSOP Main Event Day 5 Complete in Record Time

WSOP Main Event Day 5 Complete in Record Time

Monday, 13 July 2009

It has taken a working week but there are now less than 200 players left in the World Series of Poker Main Event. After over 400 players entered the Amazon Room to compete in Day 5, only 185 emerge as still in with a shout. The last person to be eliminated was Lou Diamond Phillips, and it shows the magnitude of this tournament that a player can finish 185th and still receive almost $40,000.

A new leader emerged on Day 5 in the form of South African Warren Zackey (4,977,000, who held a slight lead over second place Swede Kaspar Cordes (4,295,000) at the day break.

David Levi, Sorel Mizzi, Joe Hachem, Thor Hansen, Kara Scott, Dan Harrington and Bobby Baldwin were the biggest of the names that fell inside the money today. However, there are many of your favourite players still in the hunt, including Ludovic Lacay, James Akenhead, Bertrand Grospellier, last year's Main Event winner Peter Eastgate and, of course, Phil Ivey.

Eastgate has been quiet but has slowly built his stack up to 927,000 chips and is still in contention to do the deemed impossible. Ivey is currently placed in the middle of the pack, finishing the day on 1,380,000 chips, whereas Grospellier was unable to capitalise on his Day 3 chip lead, finishing the day slightly up on 1,400,000. Strong hope for the UK lies in James Akenhead, a very talented young player currently 9th out of the remaining 185.

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