The fifth day of the World Series of Poker Main Event has come to an end, after yet another long and exhausting day of play. The fifth day of the prestigious event started with 291 players out of the 6.683 that entered in total and we are now down to a mere 79 players after a long day of setup's, bad beats and bad plays.
Day five was the longest day of play we have had so far in the main event, as day three and four was shortened, an additional hour was put on day five. While there are some players who probably preferred to play an hour less, like Andrey Zaichenko who busted in the last hand of the day, it is still good that the remaining players can see what is awaiting on the next couple of days of play.
The chipleader at the end of day one is Mark Newhouse, who has a massive 7,400,000 in chips, with Kyle Keranen right after him with 6,670,000 in chips and Scott Palmer in third with 6,595,000 in chips. Other notable chip counts includes Dan Smith with 5,360,000 in chips, Isaac Baron with 3,000,000, Brian Hastings with 2,945,000 and Maria Ho with 435,000. Ho is also once again the last female to be in a WSOP event, which shows how great a poker player she truly is.
Day six will return later today and if you are curious about how things are going, then you can follow the live reporting of the main event at WSOP.com, where you'll also find other interesting information about the players and tournament.