The fifth day of the most popular poker competition has come to an end. To be sure, we are talking about the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event. At the beginning of the day, 251 poker players started to compete for the opportunity to continue to play on Day 6. However, only eighty of them managed to be able to sit at the poker table on the 6th day. Jerry Wong from Plattsburgh, New York managed to take a lead and collect 11,555,000 chips.
The New Zealand-based player Jan Suchanek is currently taking the second place with 10,305,000 chips earned during the tournament. He can boast ten WSOP cashes. However, he is still able to increase his total earnings at the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Poker.
He is followed by Kenny Hallaert from Hansbeke, Belgium, who has been able to collect 10,050,000 chips.
Griffin Benger has finished Day 5 in the fourth place. He succeeded in pocketing 9,860,000 chips. Benger could even occupy the first position for a short period of time. We hope that he will be able to finish in one of the leading places.
The list of five leaders is finished with Joshua Weiss from the United States. He can boast a little bit of more than 8 million chips.
It is interesting to note that the best female player at the 2016 WSOP Main Event was eliminated on the fifth day. Her name is Gaelle Baumann. She managed to take the 102nd place. Moreover, this is her second cash prize in the Main Event for the last five years.
Marc-Andre Ladouceur could achieve the same results. He cashed at the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event in 2012 taking the twelfth place. As for this time, he showed a more modest result, being busted in the 139th place.
Many other reputable poker players who can already boast WSOP titles are still able to try to win another gold bracelet. For example, Paul Volpe has 7,290,000 chips, and Max Silver has earned 3,545,000 chips. Another potential favorite is Cliff Josephy. His total number of chips reached 6,175,000 after Day 5. In addition, there is Tom Marchese, who has a very successful summer. This season of the year has already brought him five WSOP cash prizes.
The tournament will continue on Sunday. Those who have been able to enter the list of 80 top finishers will get at least $80,721.