Toby Lewis Riding High in WSOP Main

Toby Lewis Riding High in WSOP Main

Monday, 13 July 2015

The 2015 WSOP Main Event is moved slowly towards a conclusion this weekend and after two days of betting the 6,420 player field has now been whittled down less than 70.

Sunday's session inside the Rio saw 237 top players return to the felt for a crack at the $7 million+ top prize, but when the betting was over just 69 remained.

Bringing the day to a close and hitting the rail in position #70 was American pro, Daniel Fuhs. After hearing the tournament director announce that there would be just four more hands played on Sunday evening (the early hours of Monday in Europe), Fuhs made a move with 8c 7c.

With the board showing Ks 9c 2s 8h Qc, Fuhs re-raised Dave Stefanski all-in but soon found himself in trouble and heading for the rail after his opponent called with Qs 8s. That hand not only sapped the last of Fuhs chips, but sent him to cashiers' desk to collect his $96,445 consolation prize.

Having watched Fuhs make his way to the rail, the surviving 69 players bagged and tagged their chips while the organisers began calculating the final standings. After some counting in the back, the overall leader at the close of Day 5 was veteran Euro grinder, Pierre Neuville.

Sometimes known as the serial qualifier (on account of how many tournaments he used to satellite into), Neuville closed the session with 7,105,000 chips to finish ahead of the aforementioned Fuhs (6,480,000) and Thomas Paul (6,140,000).

As the final race towards the November Nine now begins, Neuville will be the man in charge. However, also still in the field and looking for a shot at greatness are the likes of, Brian Hastings, Max Steinberg, Fedor Holz and Daniel Negreanu as well as the UK's Toby Lewis, Charles Chattha and George McDonald.

The action will resume later tonight when the field will once again move their way closer to this year's Main Event final table.

Tags: WSOP Main Event, WSOP 2015, Toby Lewis, Daniel Negreanu, Charles Chattha