WSOP Main Event Day 5: Two Aussies Progress; 97 Players Remain
Posted at 04:02 2012-07-16 by Barry Gallagher
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event is now down to below 100 players at the conclusion of Day 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 6,598 people paid $10,000 each to enter the tournament and now just a skilled 100 remain. There were 282 players remaining at the start of play today and by the end of five hard levels only 97 players were bagging up to return to the Rio Casino tomorrow.
There were two remaining Aussies at the start of the day and they both survived the day and made it up the pay levels. Lawrie Gibson started the day with 570,000 chips and he managed to chip-up to finish up with 2,210,000 good enough for 34th place. Gibson survived an all-in when he was behind when he put in all his chips pre-flop with and was called by Nghi Van Tran with . Gibson rivered a straight to knock out Tran whom he had covered.
The other Australian deep in the Main Event is Sydney’s David Balkin who started the day’s events with 579,000 and will come back tomorrow with a 1,295,000 stack and finished in 63rd spot. Balkin who has one small cash from a Sydney event in 2007 is soon to add a significant sum to his poker CV.
The minimum any of the surviving players will walk away with now is $62,021 but all eyes will on making the final table and the riches that go along with becoming a member of the November Nine. Some of the big names to bust out today include John Juanda, JP Kelly, Sorel Mizzi, Dan Shak and PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu. Some big names are still in there with the likes of Jason Somerville (1,400,000), David ODB Baker (1,360,000), Vanessa Selbst (1,350,000), Sam Holden (765,000), and Gavin Smith (675,000) all still alive.
Hopefully our two Aussie boys can keep their tournament alive and make a final table run.
WSOP Main Event Day 5 Top 10 Chip Counts
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