Published on April 27th, 2007 2:35 am EST

The fifth day of play at the World Poker Tour championships wrapped up with Paul Lee as your dominant chipleader heading into the final day of play on Friday. Lee chipped up throughout the day, ending Day 5 with a formidable 11.8 million in chips. Juan Carlos Mortensen, probably the most famous name left in the field, is in second with 6.5 million in chips.

They played down from 27 to 6 people on Thursday, and some well-known names were lost. Phil Hellmuth went out in 18th place when he got all of his money in with pocket Jacks against pocket Aces. Sorel "Imper1um" Mizzi bowed out in 15th place, victim of a couple of bad beats, included one hand where his set was outdrawn by a weak flush draw. Scott Fischman went out in 8th place, unable to really recover after his pocket aces were busted by pocket Queens that hit a four flush.

The names heading to the final table include: Paul Lee, Juan Carlos Mortensen, Guy Laliberte, Kirk Morrison, Mike Wattel and Tim Phan. All players are guaranteed at least $300,000, with the winner receiving just under $4 million dollars.


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