By Pocket Bullets Paris
Day 5 of this year’s World Series of Poker is history, and as I would have expected, it was a ridiculously exciting day of play. The field started with 291 players and ended with 79, perhaps bruised and bloodied, survivors. They’ll come into Day 6 today ready to do battle and go for all the chips they can possibly bag at the end of what is sure to be yet another tumultuous day at the Rio Hotel and Casino. All the big names that we were cheering for have now been eliminated.
One guy, who we met last year when he left the final table in ninth place with a sweet $733,224 dollars for his troubles, Mark Newhouse, is now the current chip leader going into day 6 with 7,400,000. He’s followed by Kyle Keranen, holding 1,670,000. Keranen is not a total stranger to the WSOP having finished in 38th place a couple of years ago, earning him a tidy little sum of $191,646. We’ll keep a close eye on these guys, but we will be rooting for Newhouse to take it all.
Day 6 will start at noon PST in the Amazon Room and play through until there are only 27 survivors bagging their chips for the night and licking their wounds in preparation for tomorrow’s battle. We wish them all the best of luck!
The top ten players entering the Amazon today are:
1. Mark Newhouse – 7,400,000
2. Kyle Keranen – 6,670,000
3. Scott Palmer – 6,595,000
4. Bruno Politano – 5,475,000
5. Andoni Larrabe – 5,470,000
6. Dan Smith – 5,360,000
7. Dan Sindelar – 5,240,000
8. Tony Ruberto – 5,235,000
9. Iaron Lightbourne – 4,975,000
10. Leif Force – 4,745,000