2016 WSOP Main Event: Day 6 Winners And Losers

Day 6 of the 2016 WSOP Main Event saw 81 players return to the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, but by the end of more than 10 hours of action just 27 hopefuls remained, 12 of whom hail from outside of the US. All the players are now guaranteed a minimum of $269,430 for their deep runs, but with just a solitary Day 7 left to play in the world’s most prestigious tournament, all survivors will squarely be focussed upon becoming one of this year’s official November Nine, with a huge $8 million first place prize awaiting the eventual champion.
A whole slew of talented pros were sent to the rail during Day 6, including the likes of Dietrich Fast in 55th ($116,963), Tony Gregg in 50th ($142,447), Chris Klodnicki in 45th ($174,826), Max Silver in 33rd ($216,211) and Paul Volpe in 29th ($216,211).
One of the biggest scalps to fall, though, belonged to Daniel Colman, who saw his chip stack decimated on Day 6, before eventually getting it all-in preflop holding J-9 on a J-7-2-3 board, only to be called by Fernando Pons with A-J. The Q on the river changed nothing, and so Colman then bowed out of this year’s competition in 31st place for a $216,211 payday.
Chip leader by the end of play was Czech Republic player Vojtech Ruzicka on a 26,415,000 stack, followed by US players Michael Ruane (24,565,000), and then perhaps the most high-profile player still remaining in the competition, 2-times bracelet winner Cliff Josephy (23,860,000). Commenting on his unprecedented run in the Main Event, the player known online as “JohnnyBax” (photo), explained:
“It feels unbelievable. Nothing could feel better except making the final nine and what comes after that. This is the goal. I’ve reached the goal and everything has just gone perfectly so far.”
Other notable players still in contention includes Aussie pro James Obst (19,560,000), 8-times WSOPC winner Valentin Vornicu (17,450,000), Kenny Hallaert (15,465,000), Thomas Marchese (15,420,000), Canada’s Griffen Benger (6,530,000) and France’s Antoine Saout (5,525,000).
Day 7
The remaining 27 survivors will return to the Rio later today at noon, with the action resuming at yesterday’s blind levels of 100k/200k, and a 30k ante.
Remaining 27 Chip Counts:
1: Vojtech Ruzicka 26,415,000
2: Michael Ruane 24,565,000
3: Cliff Josephy 23,860,000
4: James Obst 19,560,000
5: Myung Mike Shin 19,345,000
6: Valentin Vornicu 17,450,000
7: Fernando Pons 17,270,000
8: Thomas Miller 17,185,000
9: Kenny Hallaert 15,465,000
10: Tom Marchese 15,420,000
11: Matthew Moss 15,250,000
12: Kakwan Lau 15,110,000
13: Jerry Wong 12,975,000
14: Joshua Weiss 11,580,000
15: Michael Niwinski 10,660,000
16: Andrew Christoforou 9,450,000
17: Gordon Vayo 8,795,000
18: Jared Bleznick 8,300,000
19: Adam Krach 7,540,000
20: Griffen Benger 6,530,000
21: Christopher Kusha 6,530,000
22: William Kassouf 6,095,000
23: John Cynn 5,760,000
24: Antoine Saout 5,525,000
25: Qui Nguyen 4,790,000
26: Jeff Hakim 4,375,000
27: Phillip Postma 2,225,000

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