McCorkell, Lightbourne Amongst Main Event Leaders
Sunday, 13 July 2014
The quest to reach the WSOP November Nine is down to just 79 players after a lengthy Main Event day 5 at the Rio.
Leading the way at bagging up time was Mark Newhouse. The American pro is no stranger to Main Event success having reached the final table last year. He's well placed for another extremely deep run and returns with 7,400,000.
British bracelet glory has been thin on the ground at the 2014 WSOP but a home win remains a possibility. London Iaron Lightbourne (4,975,000) returns in ninth place followed by 2012 bracelet winner Craig McCorkell (4,355,000) in 11th. Rounding out the British quartet are Paul Senter (1,350,000) and Stuart Rutter (1,070,000).
While the final 79 may lack superstar power there are still plenty of notable names still in contention for the $10m first prize and poker immortality. They include Dan Smith (5,360,000), Martin Jacobson (3,925,000), Bryan Devonshire (3,830,000), Isaac Baron (3,000,000), Brian Hastings (2,945,000), Vitaly Lunkin (1,080,000) and Maria Ho (425,000).
The day 6 starters are guaranteed at least $85,812 but will have eyes on much richer pickings when play resumes this evening.