Joseph McKeehen Currently Leads WSOP Main EventPublished on July 12th, 2015 9:50 pm EST
With roughly half of Day 5 still left to be played in the World Series of Poker main event, 117 of the original 6,420 entrants in the tournament are still alive and kicking.
Joseph McKeehen of North Wales, Pennsylvania is currently leading the event with a stack of 5.6 million in chips. Brian Hastings, who has already won two World Series of Poker bracelets so far this summer, is currently sitting in second place with a stack of 4.02 million chips. Bruce Peery (3.8 million chips), Mike Vanier (3.7 million chips) and Clayton Fletcher (3.57 million chips) round out the list of the top five stacks.
The biggest name still left in the event? That would be Daniel Negreanu, who is currently sitting in 19th place with a stack of 2,567,000. Negreanu was all-in for his tournament life just a few moments ago, as he got all-in pre-flop with pocket Kings against the Ac-Kh of Sal diCarlo. The board ran out 10d-3d-8d-4d-7c, giving Negreanu the best hand and a key double-up. Negreanu is looking for his 7th World Series of Poker bracelet in this event.
There are some other notable players who are still alive in the main event, including:
Justin Bonomo, 3.3 million chips
Fedor Holz, 3.07 million chips
Matt Jarvis, 2.5 million chips
Brandon Adams, 1.2 million chips
Jake Cody, 1.2 million chips
Farzad Bonyadi, 490k chips
All players who have made it this far are guaranteed a minimum of $46,890.
The eventual winner of the event will take home $7,680,021, while the runner-up will receive $4,469,171. All nine of the final table finishers will walk away with at least seven figures ($1,001,020).
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