WSOP 2011 Day 5: Main Event Winners And LosersJuly 17, 2011 6:47 am
It took 8 hours of play on Day 5 of the 2011 WSOP Main Event to reduce the remaining 378 player field to just 142 hopefuls.
Each of the player still in the competition are now guaranteed a minimum of $54,851, although all will be aiming for the ultimate accolade in tournament poker and the $8,711,956 top prize.
One of the most disappointed players to exit the Main Event was start of the day chip leader Manoj Viswanathan. Despite his 2.115m stack, the amateur player was eliminated after around four hours in 191st place for $47,107.
Other notable names exiting the action on Day 5 included Daniel Negreanu, Freddy Deeb, Max Heinzelmann, Martin de Knijff, Ted Forrest, T.K. Miles, Mark Newhouse, Jon Friedberg, Hoai Pham, Kevin Saul, Peter Jetten, Marvin Rettenmaier, Alex Kamberis, Tom Braband, Jon Turner and John Cernuto.
With Day 6’s blinds starting out on 12k/24k with a 3,000 ante, this is how Day 5’s winners finished.
By the end of the day, 10 players were sitting on stacks in excess of 3 million. Leading the way is the 2009 $50k HORSE event winner David Bach (4.7m chips). The pro has also placed 2nd, 3rd and 14th at this year’s series for $334,388 and it remains to see how much more he will be adding to his 2011 tally.
WSOP 2011 wunderkind and bracelet winner Ben Lamb continues to shine and currently has a 4.032 stack, while Germany’s Sebastian Ruthenberg, a 2009 bracelet winner with $3,231,023 in earnings has a 3.354m stack. Close behind are Lars Bonding (3.352m) and Bryan Devonshire (3.292m).
Other top pros still in contention include the 2 times WSOP bracelet winner JP Kelly (2.664m), Tony Hachem (2m), Vladimir Geshkenbein (2.536m), WSOP 2010 ME finalist Joseph Cheong (1.988 million), David Sands (1.62m), Jean-Robert Bellande (1.23 million), and Amanda Musumeci (738k).
Successfully playing a short-stack all day but in need of a good start to today’s action is poker legend Allen Cunningham (641k), Sorrel Mizzi (500k), and Eric Lindgren (385k).
With the original starting field reduced from 6,865 to only 142 players, the remaining players will now return to the Amazon room at 12 pm Las Vegas time, as the excitement continues to mount.