Just 27 left in the WSOP Main Event
Monday, 16 July 2012
Just 27 players are left in the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event with Marc Ladouceur the man to beat. Americans dominate the chip counts with eight of the top ten coming from the USA but it's Canadian Ladouceur who leads the way with 15,875,000 followed by Daniel Strelitz (12,790,000) and Robert Salaburu (10,915,000).
We could yet be crowning a first female World Champion with Norway's Elisabeth Hille returning in fifth place on 9,770,000 and long-time chip leader Gaelle Baumann in 20th place on 5,530,000.
Most of the big names pro who started Day 5 hit the rail including Gavin Smith (96th), Erik Cajelais (86th), Vanessa Selbst (73rd), Jason Somerville (69th) and David 'ODB' Baker (56th). Hopes of a British winner ended too with last year's November Niner Sam Holden succumbing in 55th place. It was another fine effort from the English youngster who pocketed $128,384 for his efforts.
The remaining players have secured at least $294,601 but will of course be hoping for a much bigger pay day. The action resumes at 9pm tonight UK time when the field will play down to a final table of nine.
The chip leaders are as follows:
1 Marc Ladouceur 15,875,000
2 Daniel Strelitz 12,790,000
3 Robert Salaburu 10,915,000
4 Russell Thomas 9,985,000
5 Elisabeth Hille 9,770,000
6 Yuval Bronshtein 9,735,000
7 Jamie Robbins 8,750,000
8 Robert Corcione 8,745,000
9 Cylus Watson 8,500,000
10 Jeremy Ausmus 8,300,000
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