Evan Lamprea, Michael Skender Lead World Series of Poker Main Event After Day 5

Published on July 15th, 2010 4:27 am EST

-- The King is holding a WSOP chip UFC style --Heading into Day 6 on Thursday, just 205 of the original 7,319 entrants in the 2010 World Series of Poker main event are still alive.

Of those 205 players who are still alive in the main event, many big names remain. Johnny Chan, Phil Galfond, Michael Mizrachi, David Benyamine - they are all still alive after five full days of play, and are all still hoping to be a part of the “November Nine”.

Evan Lamprea (3.6 million chips) and Michael Skender (3.5 million chips) will enter Day 6 as the tournament chip leaders. A number of well-known names, including Theo Jorgensen (3.1 million), Bryn Kenney (2.9 million), Alexander Kostritsyn (2.6 million) and Johnny Chan (2.6 million), will be playing with above average chip stacks when plays resumes at 12 pm local time on Thursday afternoon.

The average chip stack after Day 5 is a little over 1.07 million chips.

All 205 players who have made it this far are guaranteed a minimum of $48,847. As the tournament field continues to get whittled down, the pay jumps will get bigger and bigger. The eventual winner of the main event will take home just under $9 million, while the runner-up will walk away with $5.5 million.

Here are the chip stacks of some more well-known names heading into Day 6:

Michael Mizrachi - 1,793,000
Johnny Lodden - 1,625,000
Scott Clements - 1,535,000
JP Kelly - 1,474,000
Adam Levy - 1,147,000
Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond - 1,025,000
Jean-Robert Bellande - 946,000
Tony Dunst - 327,000
Eric Baldwin - 292,000
Hasan Habib - 266,600
Robert Mizrachi - 224,000

Scotty Nguyen, Cole South and Jason Mercier were just a few of the names that were sent to the rail on Day 5.


Day 6 of the main event will get under way at 12 pm (local time) on Thursday afternoon.


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