Jacobson Leads WSOP Main Event's Penultimate Session
Monday, 14 July 2014
The march towards this year's WSOP Main Event final table made another major move forward today as 27 players brushed aside bad luck and made it through the session.
At the start of Day 6 just 79 players were left in line for the $10 million top prize, including British pros Craig McCorkell and Stuart Rutter, but as the intensity grew the field gradually whittled itself down.
Indeed, while the likes of Vitaly Lunkin, Isaac Baron and the aforementioned Rutter hit the rail before the close of play, it was Sweden's Martin Jacobson who seized a commanding lead.
The Swede has already sampled life at the top of the Main Event leaderboard earlier in the tournament and when action was paused on Day 6 he was once again out in front with more than 20 million chips.
That haul was enough to put him comfortably ahead of the surviving cohort of seasoned pros and aspiring grinders, including Dan Smith, Bryan Devonshire and Mark Newhouse who could find himself making back-to-back final ME final tables.
When Day 7 gets underway Jacobson will lead an international field, including two Brits (McCorkell and Iaron Lightbourne), into the final session before this year's November showdown.
$10,000 WSOP Main Event End of Day 6 Chip Counts:
1. Martin Jacobson - 22,335,000
2. Luis Velador - 16,600,000
3. Dan Sindelar - 16,345,000
4. Andoni Larrabe - 15,280,000
5. William Pappaconstantinou - 14,640,000
6. Bruno Politano - 11,625,000
7. Dan Smith - 10,335,000
8. Craig McCorkell - 8,765,000
9. Felix Stephensen - 7,740,000
10. Andrey Zaichenko - 7,335,000