Day 5 of the Main Event of the 2012 World Series of Poker features a battle that began when an old poker warrior, who started playing in the WSOP in the 70s, directed the dealers to “shuffle up and deal.” Three- time bracelet winner, 76-year-old Perry Green, of Anchorage, Alaska, then took seat 5 at table 375 with 304,000 in chips.
As of this writing at 5:20 pm central time, the top three players are all holding more than 3 million in chips, with Pennsylvania’s Paul Volpe, sitting at table 401, in the lead with 3,550,000 in chips. Volpe is only ahead by 150,000 in chips with nearest competitor, Robert Corcione, holding 3,400,000.
We are glad to see a few familiar faces still hanging on; 2011 November Niner, Sam Holden, is at table 394 with 1,060,000 in chips and sitting at table 405 with 495,000 in chips is Daniel Negreanu, just to name a couple. There are only 216 players left out of the original field of 6,598 and every one of them will cash out with the first 48 eliminated today getting a sweet little payday of $38,453 for their finishes.
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