WSOP 2013 Main Event: Day 6 Winners And LosersJuly 15, 2013 12:53 pm
Day 6 of the $10k Main Event started with a small field of 68 hopefuls which, after 10 hours of action, was reduced further to just 27 competitors, all of whom can now expect a minimum payout of $229,281 for their hard fought efforts.
The day got off to a whirlwind start after Noah Schwartz was dealt pocket Kings on his very first hand but unfortunately ran into Jay Farber’s pocket aces to severely dent his chip stack. Soon after, Tyler Cornell became the first player to hit the rail when he ran his jacks into queens to exit in 68th place ($102,102) after which a flurry of eliminations then took place.
Amongst those players seeing their 2013 Main Events hopes come to an end on the day was the last woman standing Jackie Glazier, who crashed out in 31st ($229,281) after her pre-flop A-Q jam failed to improve against the pocket tens of Sergio Castelluccio.
Other noticable names falling on Day 6 included Yann Dion in 66th ($102,102), Vladimir Geshkenbein in 62nd ($123,597), Noah Schwartz in 52nd ($151,063), Jim Collopy in 51st ($151,063), Jaime Kaplan in 47th ($151,063), Vitaly Lunkin in 46th ($151,063), Bryan Pellegrino in 44th ($185,694), Phil Mader in 43rd ($185,694), start-of-the-day chip leader Sami Rustom in 39th ($185,694) and Germany’s Somar Al-Darwich in 38th ($185,694).
Out of the 27 players remaining, 12 are from the USA. Topping the chip counts, however, is Germany’s Anton Morgenstern on a massive 21.955m stack, followed by France’s Sylvain Loosli (14.125m) then Americans Chris Lindh (12.035m) and JC Tran (11.97m). Next, though, is the 2001 Main Event champion Carlos Mortensen, with the formidable Spaniard having managed to grow his stack to an impressive 10.79m to start Day 6 in 5th spot.
Other top pros still in contention include last year’s Main Event 9th place finisher Steve Gee (3.16m), who is looking to emulate Dan Harrington’s feat of making back-to-back Main Event final tables (2003-04).
Also with their hopes still intact is WSOP bracelet winners Amir Lehavot (7.385m) and Rep Porter (2.675m), WPT winner Yevgeniy Timoshenko (5.31m), online star David “Raptor” Benefield (1.84m), and three Canadians in the guise of Jason Mann (7.505m), Alexander Livingston (5.8m) and Marc McLaughlin (5.415m).
The remaining competitors will now return to the felts at 7pm today when the action will continue until this year’s November Nine is set.