WSOP 2012 Day 5: Main Event Winners And Losers

WSOP 2012 Day 5: Main Event Winners And LosersOn Day 5 of the 2012 WSOP Main Event, 282 hopefuls took their seats at the Rio in Las Vegas, but by the end of the day just 97 players remained. Everyone is now guaranteed at least $62,021 for their initial $10k buy-in, but all eyes, instead, will be set on reaching the final table where an $8.5 million payday awaits the eventual champion.
Amongst those players starting on short stacks and unable to survive the  constant pressure of the rising blinds was John Juanda, Freddy Deeb and Daniel Negreanu, who later tweeted:
“It was a good run but I’m out in 160th place. Lost key pot with 44 vs 22 on 367 flop turn 2 put me in tough spot. Then KQdd vs AQ no good.”
Other notable names sent to the rail on Day 5 include Sorel Mizzi, Eric Cloutier, Andrew Lichtenberger, JP Kelly, Dan Shak, Joseph Cheong, Marcel Luske and Matt Marafioti. In addition, the most bizarre elimination went to Jarrett Nash in 171st ($44,655) after his 500k+ stack was blinded away having taken the whole of the day off to observe a non-denominational Christian day of rest.
On the other side of the coin, progressing through to Day 6 as the chip leaders were Americans Kyle Keranen (photo right) on 6.632m, Robert Salaburu (6.154m) and Taylor Paur (5.85m) with Sweden’s Erik Helman (4.40m) and Germany’s Wilfreid Haerig (3.9m) completing the top five.
Notable names with their Main Event hopes still intact include Jan Heitmann (3.41m), Amnon Filippi (3.4m), Paul Volpe (3.25m), Jason Somerville (1.4m), David ‘ODB’ Baker (1.36m), Eric Cajelais (1.205m), Sam Holden (765k) and Gavin Smith (675k),
The Ladies
Heading the ladies still in contention is France’s Gaelle Baumann in 7th (3.86m), followed by Elisabeth Hille in 18th (3.39m), Marcia Topp (1.7m), Vanessa Selbst (1.35m) and Susie Zhao 740k.
The players will return to the action at noon Las Vegas time today so don’t forget to check back tomorrow at for your Day 6 update.
Here are the top ten chip counts:
1. Kyle Keranen – 6,632,000
2. Robert Salaburu – 6,154,000
3. Taylor Paur – 5,850,000
4. Erik Hellman – 4,400,000
5. Jacob Balsiger – 3,900,000
6. Robert Corcione – 3,900,000
7. Gaelle Baumann – 3,860,000
8. Jesse Sylvia – 3,800,000
9. Eric Pratt – 3,742,000
10. Charles Coultas – 3,620,000

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