WSOP Main Event Update Days 5 & 6

Stack of chips

The World Series of Poker is now right down at the business end of proceedings as the last couple of days have brought the field down to just three tables of players. This means that we are now extremely close to establishing the famous ‘November Nine’ that will fight it out for the title.

Check out the last couple of days action:

Day 5 Newhouse Topping 79

Day 5 of the World Series of Poker brought the playing field down even further as the 291 players that had done magnificently well to last so long were cut down to just 79. That field was led by Mark Newhouse come the end of the day after his 7,400,000 chip count was enough to put him firmly at the top of the leaderboard.

Others who had done well at this point of the tournament were Kyle Keranen, Scott Palmer and notable name Dan Smith. Day 5 did see the usual high amount of eliminations however with the likes of Mike Sowers, Brian Townsend, Griffin Benger, Jeff Madsen and Jonathan Aguiar being the most notable of them.

The Top Ten From Day 5

1st) Mark Newhouse – 7,400,000

2nd) Kyle Keranen – 6,670,000

3rd) Scott Palmer – 6,595,000

4th) Bruno Politano – 5,475,000

5th) Andoni Larrabe – 5,470,000

6th) Dan Smith – 5,360,000

7th) Dan Sindelar – 5,240,000

8th) Tony Ruberto – 5,235,000

9th) Iaron Lightbourne – 4,975,000

10th) Leif Force – 4,745,000

Day 6 Jacobsen Leading Final 27

The field after Day 6 has been reduced to just 27 players after another entertaining session at the World Series of Poker, with Martin Jacobsen once again returning to the top of the chip counts. Jacobson was in fact the very first chip leader in the event after finishing at the top of the chip counts on Day 1a and is now showing what a strong tournament he is having by returning to the summit once more.

He sits with 22,450,000 chips giving him a comfortable advantage over Luis Velador in second place with 16,810,000 and will now surely be considered as one of the favourites for the title.

He still has work to do though, especially with notables such as Dan Smith, Mark Newhouse and Bryan Devonshire still among the remaining 27 players.

The biggest names to fall on Day 6 were Brian Hastings, Maria Ho, Vitaly Lunkin and Matt Waxman, though they should be very proud to have come so far.

The Current Top Ten

1st) Martin Jacobson – 22,450,000

2nd) Luis Velador – 16,810,000

3rd) Dan Sindelar – 16,510,000

4th) Andoni Larrabe – 15,700,000

5th) William Pappaconstantinou – 14,000,000

6th) Bruno Politano – 12,290,000

7th) Dan Smith – 10,100,000

8th) Craig McCorkell – 8,500,000

9th) Felix Stephensen – 8,000,000

10th) Andrey Zaichenko – 7,820,000