When Day 5 began, there were 378 players with the dream to take down a spot at the final table in November. A journey of four days of surviving beats, exhaustion and controlling the emotional monster that lives in us all ended with only 142 players bagging chips at the end of the day!
Even though Manoj Viswanathan started the day as chip leader, he lost a large part of his giant stack early on and fell to around 25th place in the standings. He was out of the tournament in 191st place in what had to be a shocking reversal of fortune.
David Bach is the current chip leader and also a former gold bracelet winner. He took down the 2009 Poker Players Championship (then it was called the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship) and received very little recognition because that year ESPN did not film any of it. He also took second place in Event #57 WSOP Pot-Limit Omaha High-Low Split. Put him on your watch list to lead into the final table in November.
Some of the more well-knowns that were eliminated in the first four hours of play were: Peter Jetten (Toronto, Canada), David Levi (Las Vegas, NV), Richard Lee (San Antonio, TX), "Miami John" Cernuto (Miami, FL), Freddy Deeb (Las Vegas, NV), Darus Suharto (Toronto, Canada), Mike Ellis (London, UK), Garry Gates, Matt Stout, Jon Friedberg, Jeff Siegel, and Daniel Negreanu.
Some of the big stacks and notables that are still in the quest include Bryan Devonshire, Thomas Grey, Lars Bonding, Aleksandr Mozhnyakov, Sam Barnhart, Sebastian Ruthenberg, JP Kelly, Tom Koral, David Barter, Tony Hachem, Jean-Robert Bellande, Andrew Brokos, Aaron Jones, Tyler Bonkowski, Daryl Jace, Allen Cunningham, Joseph Cheong, Bryan Colin, Ruben Visser, Sami Kelopuro, Ray Henson, David Sands, Sorel Mizzi, Eli Elezra and Erick Lindgren.
|1 ||David Bach ||4,706,000 |
|2 ||Pius Heinz ||4,699,000 |
|3 ||Kyle Johnson ||4,654,000 |
|4 ||Phil Collins||4,109,000 |
|5||Ben Lamb ||4,032,000 |
|6 ||Aleksandr Mozhnyakov ||3,462,000 |
|7 ||Sebastian Ruthenberg ||3,354,000 |
|8 ||Lars Bonding ||3,327,000|
|9 ||Bryan Devonshire ||3,292,000 |
|10 ||Thomas Grey ||3,262,000 |
When the WSOP Main Event began, there were 242 women at the tables...that figure represents 3.5 percent of the entire field. At the end of Day 5 three had been eliminated and three remained: Claudia Crawford (1,880,000); Amanda Musumeci (738,000); and Erika Moutinho (878,000).
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