Phil Ivey Still Alive in World Series of Poker Main Event

Published on July 13th, 2009 10:18 pm EST

-- wsop 2009 logo --6,494 players all had a dream of winning the 2009 World Series of Poker main event.

Of those 6,500 players, only 101 remain.

Darvin Moon is the current chip leader of the main event, as he has taken approximately 5.7 million chips with him into the Day 6 dinner break.

Billy Kopp (5.18 million), Antoine Saout (4.81 million), Hamid Nourafchan (4.81 million) and Wesley Ismay (4.2 million) also have top 5 stacks at this point.

Phil Ivey currently has around 2.68 million in chips, thanks in large part to a big hand that took place about a half hour ago.

Ivey got all-in against his opponent pre-flop holding pocket Kings, while his opponent (Bob Whalen) held A-K offsuit.

Whalen didn't manage to connect and was sent to the rail. Ivey, on the other hand, managed to add to his more-than-respectable stack.

Ivey was on the brink of elimination yesterday, but managed to quickly accumulate chips to stay alive in the tournament.

There are a number of well-known names who are also still alive in the main event. They are:

Eugene Katchalov (3.6 million)
Fabrice Soulier (3.55 million)
Jeff Shulman (3.2 million)
Antonio Esfandiari (2.33 million)
Dennis Phillips (2.2 million)
Adam "Nestegg" Bilzerian (1.91 million)
Tom Schneider (1.44 million)
Owen Crowe (1.4 million)
Hac "trex313" Dang (1.04 million)
Peter Eastgate (940k)
Prahlad Friedman (700k)
Noah Boeken (481k)
Joe Sebok (300k)

David Benyamine, Joe Hachem and JC Tran were some of the names that hit the rail on Day 6.

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, who was near the top of the leaderboard for almost two full days, has also been eliminated from the main event.

We'll have another update on later tonight when Day 6 has been completed..



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