WSOP 2011 – Main Event Day 6 complete with 57 surviving

WSOP 2011 – Main Event Day 6 complete with 57 surviving

Monday, 18 July 2011

Day 6 of the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event began with just 142 of the 6,865 entrants remaining in contention, all guaranteed a five-figure payday but looking to become one of eight millionaires made at the final table. That dream died for almost 100 players as we are left with 57 returning for Day 7, led by Ryan Lenaghan with a huge 12,000,000 in chips.

For a while last night it looked as though Phil “USCphildo” Collins would be dominating the Day 7 field. It was as though he could hear it calling In The Air Tonight and he smashed through the field like a gorilla smashes through a drum kit, Against All Odds becoming the first player to break the ten million chip barrier. It was still Another Day In Paradise for USCPhildo, though – he ended the day with over 7m and one of the top counts in the room. He’ll have to wait One More Night to take on the field in Day 7 though. OK, we’re done.

Other notable survivors include Team PokerStars Online member Andrew Brokos, who has now cashed in five of the past six Main Events. He has a big but below-average stack heading into Day 7 and shares a table with perhaps the most famous survivor, Erick Lindgren.

Two interesting survivors are David “docsands” Sands and last woman standing, Erika Moutinho. Not only is she the last woman alive in the field, she also happens to be dating one Mr. David Sands. They were seated together at the feature table on ESPN throughout Day 6.

JP Kelly and Samuel Holden are the two remaining UK survivors, both nestled in the middle of the leader board.

The leading chip counts are as follows:

1 Ryan Lenaghan 12,865,000
2 Ben Lamb 9,980,000
3 Matt Giannetti 7,940,000
4 Andrey Pateychuk 7,255,000
5 Phil Collins 7,240,000
6 Hilton Laborda 7,160,000
7 Nelson Robinson 6,420,000
8 Tri Huynh 6,295,000
9 Aleksandr Mozhnyakov 6,070,000
10 Bryan Devonshire 5,970,000

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Tags: WSOP 2011 Main Event, Phil Collins, Ryan Lenaghan, Ben Lamb, JP Kelly, Samuel Holden, Erick Lindgren