World Series of Poker Main Event Day 6: Theo Jorgensen leads

World Series of Poker Main Event Day 6: Theo Jorgensen leads

Friday, 16 July 2010

The sixth day (well, technically tenth if you count the multiple opening flights) of the World Series of Poker Main Event was a pretty dramatic one. Yesterday the field of 205 remaining players has been narrowed down to just 78, with Theo Jorgensen and Michael Mizrachi leading the remaining 78 players all guaranteed at least $94,942.

Danish pro Jorgensen, who has two EPT final tables and one WSOPE bracelet (£5,000 PLO, 2008) under his belt, made a late surge to steal the top of the chip counts from WSOP 2010 legend Michael Mizrachi.

In a day that saw us lose poker legends and online favourites, Johnny Chan and Phil Galfond both hit the rail; the former running KK then JJ into aces and the latter just unable to find momentum on Day 6. Sadly for UK supporters, British favourite and multiple bracelet-winner JP Kelly couldn’t survive Day 6 and pocketed $57,102 for his 111th place finish.

Still in contention for the top prize are William Thorson, Alexander Kostritsyn, Matt Affleck, David Benyamine, Tony Dunst and Jean-Robert Bellande. Join us tomorrow after Day 7 when we will have established the final three tables totalling 27 players, each guaranteed a take-home payday of at least $317,461 but gunning for the nine-million dollar first prize.

The top five chip counts are as follows:
1. Theo Jorgensen 9,300,000
2. Michael Mizrachi 7,535,000
3. John Racener 7,200,000
4. Jonathan Driscoll 6,570,000
5. William Thorson 6,525,000

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