Ryan Lenaghan, Ben Lamb On Top Heading Into Day 7

Published on July 18th, 2011 2:52 am EST

The King is standing next to the WSOP (World Series of Poker) logo - Reporting on the final eventDay 6 of the 2011 World Series of Poker main event just came to a close, with 57 of the original 6,865 entrants making it through to Day 7 on Monday.

At the top of the leaderboard is Ryan Lenaghan, who will be taking nearly 13 million chips with him into Day 7 on Monday. This is nearly 3 million chips more than his next closest competitor, Ben Lamb (9,980,000).

As a result of his deep run in the main event, Ben Lamb has passed Phil Hellmuth and is now sitting atop the 2011 World Series of Poker POY race. Lamb will be looking to pad his lead with a strong finish in the main event (don't forget that the WSOPE also counts towards the POY race as well).

Here are the top five stacks heading into Day 7 on Monday:

Ryan Lenaghan - 12,865,000
Ben Lamb - 9,980,000
Matt Giannetti - 7,940,000
Andrey Pateychuk - 7,255,000
Phil Collins - 7,240,000

Some of the other notable names that are still alive after six full days of play are:

Bryan Devonshire - 5,970,000
JP Kelly - 3,750,000
David Sands - 2,765,000
Tony Hachem - 2,250,000
Erick Lindgren - 2,195,000
David Bach - 1,985,000

The last woman standing in the main event is Erika Moutinho, who will be taking a stack of around 2 million chips with her into Day 7. Moutinho is the girlfriend of David "Doc" Sands, who is also still alive in the main event. As a matter of fact, they will be playing at the same table when play gets underway on Day 7.

Some of the notable names who hit the rail on Sunday:

Jean-Robert Bellande
Allen Cunningham
Sorel Mizzi
Eli Elezra
Sami Kelopuro


As mentioned, there are currently 57 players still alive in the event heading into Monday.

All 57 players are guaranteed a minimum of $130,997 for making it this far. The eventual winner of the event will walk away with $8,711,956, while the runner-up will take home $5,430,928.


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