We have reached Day 5 in the World Series Of Poker Main Event and the players have left for the first break of the day with 200 players left. Yesterday, 251 out of the 6. 737 entries bagged chips before returning today at noon and all were guaranteed to cash $36.708 but it’s never enough for Poker players. Everybody who is still in desperately wants to keep grinding through the day to advance to Day 6 and eventually to the final table for wich the final nine will return to Las Vegas in late October.
When play resumed, Bryan Piccoli was the only one to be above 4 millions but he had good company with Daniel Colman (3.711.000), Thomas Miller (3.684.000), Pierre Merlin (3.396.000) und Farhad Jamasi (3.380.000).
A bunch of familiar faces were also still around for the beginning of Day 5 like the 2015 WSOP Player of the Year, Mike Gorodinsky (1.612.000), James Obst (3.003.000), Melanie Weisner (3.078.000) who got a nice boost in the last hand of Day 4 with AA>AK, Tom Marchese (2.108.000), Tony Gregg (2.013.000), Sean Berrios (1.877.000), Chris Klodnicki (1.877.000), Shaun Deeb (1.089.000) or Jennifer Shahade (976.000). Also well known but rather short are Andrew Barber (364.000), Todd Brunson (548.000) and Paul Volpe (640.000), who can still become the 2016 Player of the Year if he finishes in the top 3 of this event.
Two former Main Event winners also came back for Day 5: Greg Raymer (992.000) and Johnny Chan (968.000) and two Main Event final table players, both from France are also doing quite well. Gaëlle Baumann who came in 10th in the 2012 came back with a stack of 1.791.000 and Antoine Saout, 3rd place finisher in 2009 has also a very decent stack.
Today, players will be in for 5 or 6 levels of play in total before the remaining players bag chips again.
All updates will still be available throughout the tournament on wsop.com.