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WSOP Day 6 Preview: Will We Slow Down?

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An incredible two days of carnage have left us at 45 players heading into Monday.

Analysis
  • Look for things finally to slow down at the beginning: Only Lowell Kim and Leif Force have an M less than 2 to start the day, and nine others have an M between 10 and 5. Look for play to start cautiously.
  • Payouts now dictate play for a chunk of the field: You get another quarter of a million to get to 27th place, so look for players to have those tattered payout sheets held firmly in front of them.
  • The chip leader takes a hit: I've been following Jamie Gold since Day 1, but today should be a day he loses the chip lead. He's shown a willingness to pay people off, and he'll need to adjust today to keep cranking. Johnny Chan is now in his corner, so that is a wild card in all this.
  • A couple of players will take the day off: You can make a lot of money today by rarely playing hands. Look for a couple of players to figure it out.
Five Tables (Total Chips)
  • Table 151 (22.6M): Probably the ESPN Table to start out, with Jamie Gold sitting on $7.3M and the chip lead. Siddarth Jain and Kevin Aaronson each have $3M. This should be a fairly tight table with Gold raising a ton of pots, and he'll put everyone to the test.
  • Table 139 ($17.8M): Erik Friberg has the chips, and there are two short stacks at the table. Allen Cunningham has navigated the waters to get here, and look for him to either move into the top five today or move out. Some players will definitely try to get rid of him, so he'll need some help with his steal attempts today.
  • Table 149 ($17.1M): Rhett Butler is fourth in chips, and you can make up whatever line you'd like to use here. This is the most balanced table in the room, and Luke Chung at $0.5M will either double up or check out early. Look for these guys to get to know each other for a long time as they wait each other out.
  • Table 143 ($16.5M): Three players with less than $1M on the low side and three players over $3M. We could see some fireworks here as players will be making a stand trying to survive. This may be the dynamo table next to Gold's.
  • Table 142 ($13.75M): Humberto Brenes is short here with $0.5M, and having Jeff Lisandro and Prahlad Friedman at the table won't help him very much. No one has more than $3M here, so the difficult thing here is there may be a challenge tomorrow for these players that make it through today. This is probably the table not to be at.

Players left for today:

  1. Erik Friberg $5,905,000 139 1
  2. Eric Lynch $1,940,000 139 2
  3. Leif Force $510,000 139 3
  4. Andrew Schreibman $2,200,000 139 4
  5. John Magill $1,955,000 139 5
  6. Allen Cunningham $1,290,000 139 6
  7. Paul Raeburn $1,385,000 139 7
  8. Mitch Schock $1,785,000 139 8
  9. John Lee $805,000 139 9
  10. Fred Goldberg $1,080,000 142 1
  11. Humberto Brenes $565,000 142 2
  12. Kevin O'Donnell $1,600,000 142 3
  13. Weikai Chang $1,295,000 142 4
  14. Eric Molina $1,360,000 142 5
  15. Dan Schmiech $2,155,000 142 6
  16. Jeffrey Lisandro $2,995,000 142 7
  17. Dustin Holmes $1,100,000 142 8
  18. Prahlad Friedman $1,600,000 142 9
  19. William Thorson $3,545,000 143 1
  20. Sirous Jamshidi $845,000 143 2
  21. Marc Friedmann $1,315,000 143 3
  22. Richard Wyrick $800,000 143 4
  23. Rob Berryman $1,150,000 143 5
  24. Rob Roseman $1,845,000 143 6
  25. Ricki Nielsen $3,120,000 143 7
  26. Kyle Bowker $885,000 143 8
  27. Michael Binger $3,045,000 143 9
  28. Richard Lee $2,350,000 149 1
  29. Luke Chung $560,000 149 2
  30. Rhett Butler $3,210,000 149 3
  31. Mikael Thuritz $1,185,000 149 4
  32. Lee Kort $2,005,000 149 5
  33. Cuong Do $1,115,000 149 6
  34. Dan Nassif $1,035,000 149 7
  35. Jim Routos $2,775,000 149 8
  36. David Einhorn $2,840,000 149 9
  37. Paul Wasicka $2,055,000 151 1
  38. Jamie Gold $7,330,000 151 2
  39. Brian Hansen $1,230,000 151 3
  40. Lowell Kim $350,000 151 4
  41. Robert Betts $2,235,000 151 5
  42. Mark Garner $1,810,000 151 6
  43. Siddharth Jain $3,090,000 151 7
  44. Douglas Kim $1,335,000 151 8
  45. Kevin Aaronson $3,190,000 151 9

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