Jonathan Duhamel With Chip Lead at Day 8 Dinner Break of World Series of Poker Main EventPublished on July 17th, 2010 10:24 pm EST
15 of the 27 players who started Day 8 of the World Series of Poker main event are still alive at the dinner break, with Jonathan Duhamel leading the pack heading into the last few levels of the day.
Here are the top five chip stacks heading into the Day 8 dinner break:
Jonathan Duhamel - 29,400,000
Matthew Jarvis - 29,000,000
John Racener - 21,700,000
Filippo Candio - 21,000,000
Matt Affleck - 19,200,000
The average stack at this point is just over 13.7 million chips.
Adam “Roothlus” Levy, Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi and Hasin Habib are the three biggest names still remaining in the event, but all three will be nursing short stacks when the tournament resumes in an hour. Levy currently has 5 million in chips, Mizrachi has around 3.8 million and Habib has just 2.3 million chips left in his stack.
A number of well-known names fell earlier today, including:
Scott Clements - 18th place
William Thorson - 22nd place
Johnny Lodden - 27th place
Thorson and Lodden each took home around $317k, while Clements walked away with $397k.
All of the 15 players who are still alive in the main event at this point are guaranteed a minimum of $500,165 for making it this far.
Places 13-15 will take home $500,165, while the 10th-12th place finishers will walk away with $635,011.
The nine players who end up forming this year’s “November Nine” will all receive a minimum of $811,823, with the eventual winner of the event walking away with $8,944,138.
Day 8 will resume at 8:30 pm local time, when the remaining 15 players will play down to the “November Nine”.
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