Joseph Cheong World Series of Poker Chip Leader Heading Into Day 8 on Saturday

Published on July 17th, 2010 2:57 am EST

WSOP ChipsDay 7 of the World Series of Poker main event has now come to a close.

7,319 players signed up to play in this year’s main event, and now just 27 remain.

Joseph Cheong will be the tournament chip leader when play resumes on Saturday afternoon, as he managed to finish the day with nearly 24.5 million in chips. Right behind Cheong will be Cuong Nguyen, who managed to finish Day 7 with a little over 23 million in chips.

The top five chip stacks heading into Day 8 are:

Joseph Cheong - 24,490,000
Cuong Nguyen - 23,100,000
Pascal LeFrancois - 15,780,000
Jason Senti - 13,550,000
Matthew Jarvis - 13,300,000

Scott Clements (7,250,000), Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi (6,300,000), Adam Levy (4,745,000) and William Thorson (3,680,000) all managed to make it through to Day 8 as well, but all four will be starting with below average stacks when play resumes on Saturday afternoon.

All 27 of the players who are still alive in the main event will receive a minimum of $317,161 for making it this far. The nine players who end up forming the “November Nine” will all walk away with a minimum of $811,823.

A number of notable names fell on Friday, including:

Bryn Kenney, 28th place
Theo Jorgensen, 30th place
Tony Dunst, 50th place
Alexander Kostritsyn, 52nd place
David Benyamine, 58th place
Eric Baldwin, 59th place
Jean-Robert Bellande, 78th place


By this time tomorrow, we should know the identity of 2010’s “November Nine”.


Filed Under: The World Series of Poker

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