2016 WSOP Main Event: Day 5 Winners And Losers

Day 5 of the 2016 WSOP Main Event is now complete, with just 80 players remaining from the 251 that originally started the day, all of whom are now guaranteed a minimum of $80,721 for their hard-fought efforts.
Day 5 was not a favorable one for former Main Event winners, with surviving champions Johnny Chan exiting in 180th for $42,285, before being joined on the rail by Greg Raymer in 122nd for $49,108, who subsequently tweeted:
“thx for all your support, dream over for 2016, out 122 @WSOP #MAINEVENT. had 18xBB and 99, lost to a deserving @SpaceyFCB and his TT.”
Unfortunately, the ladies had an equally tough time of things, too, with start of the day top 10 chip count Melanie Weisner busting in 127th ($49,108) after getting her last 20bb in preflop holding A-K, but eventually being ousted by Farad Jamasi (5-3), after the board ran out 4-2-2-4-5. Also eliminated on the day was Maria Ho in 242nd ($36,708), Jennifer Shahade in 204th ($42,285), and last woman standing Gaelle Baumann (photo) in 102nd ($49,108), who later tweeted:
“End of a dream in 102nd out of 6,737… it was magical to have yet another deep run this tournament! THANK YOU! #WSOPMainEvent”
Also seeing their WSOP ambitions put on hold for another year was Shaun Deeb in 221st ($42,285), Sorel Mizzi in 157th ($49,108), Todd Brunson in 154th ($49,108), Mukul Pahuja in 138th ($49,108), Dan Heimiller in 137th ($49,108), Michael Gathy in 107th ($49,108), Mike Gorodinsky in 87th ($67,855), and Bryan Piccioli in 84th ($67,855).
Leading Day 5 at the end of play was US pro Jerry Wong on a 11,555,000 stack, followed by Jan Suchanek (10,305,000), and Ken Hallaert (10,050,000).
Notable pros taking big stacks forward into the next session includes Griffin Benger (9,860,000), Jared Bleznick (7,995,000), Tom Marchese (7,155,000), Paul Volpe (7,290,000), Antoine Saout (6,705,000), Daniel Colman (6,345,000), and Cliff Josephy (6,175,000).
Amongst those players surviving on smaller stacks was James Obst (4,880,000), Max Silver (3,545,000), Chris Klodnicki (1,875,000), and Tony Gregg (1,405,000).
Day 6
The remaining 80 hopefuls are currently on an overnight break, but will return to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino at 12pm today, when they will compete over another 10 hours or so of action.

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