WSOP 2014 Day 5: Main Event Winners And Losers

WSOP 2014 Day 5: Main Event Winners And LosersDay 5 of the 2014 WSOP Main Event saw 291 competitors return to the Rio in Las Vegas, but by the end of 10 hours of action just 79 hopefuls still remain. All survivors will now receive a minimum payout of $85,812 on their initial $10k investment, with a whopping $10 million payday awaiting the eventual winner.
Amongst the 212 players eliminated on Day 5 was such notable pros as Kevin MacPhee ($38,634), Shawn Sheikhan ($42,990), Greg Merson ($42,990), Jeff Madsen ($44,728), Rep Porter ($44,728), Brian Townsend ($44,728), Ronnie Bardah ($50,752), Vladimir Shchemelev ($52,141), Annette Obrestad ($71,053), Griffin Benger ($72,369), and Ali Eslami ($85,812).
Also competing on the day was hedge fund manager David Einhorn, who earlier on tweeted: “Chipping up. Nice cards. 685k at second break. Less than 200 people left. #shortstackwarrior.”
One hour later, however, and Einhorn, too, hit the rail, tweeting:
“Sadly all done. AJ vs AQ and I couldn’t find another miracle. Lots of fun and no TeddyKGB regrets. 173rd place 44,728 for @RobinHoodNYC.”
Progressing through to Day 6 as the chip leader was Mark Newhouse (photo) on a 7.4m stack, who last year’s finished the ME in 9th place for $733,224. Following his remarkable run, Newhouse, commented:
“I’m trying not to think about it. Last year I was very excited. This year I feel super relaxed and I’m just playing poker and having fun. I’m trying not to think about anything that will make me feel pressure or anything. Just doing the best I can.”
Also thriving on the day was Dan Smith (5.36m), Leif Force (4.74m), Bryan Devonshire (3.83m), Matt Waxman (3.125m), Isaac Baron (3m), Brian Hastings (2.94m), and Vital Lunkin (1.08m).
The Ladies
After Mikiyo Aoki was eliminated in 83rd for $72,369, Maria Ho became the last woman standing for the second time in her poker career. In 2007, Ho finished in 38th ($237,865), but this time around she will start Day 6 as the shortest stack with just 435,000 in chips.
“I had no idea. it’s pretty cool, obviously,” said Ho. “I think anything that helps to bring in to the game is awesome so having that distinction kind of gives women something to strive for, so they could watch and relate to the fact that hey a woman could do really well in the Main Event. I have my eyes on a much bigger prize and that is not Last Woman Standing but I appreciate the acknowledgement.”
Day 6 get underway at 12pm Las Vegas time, when the field will be reduced to just 27 players.
Top 10 Chip Counts:
1  Mark Newhouse – 7.4m
2  Kyle Keranen – 6.67m
3  Scott Palmer – 6.59m
4  Bruno Politano – 5.475m
5  Andoni Larrabe – 5.47m
6  Dan Smith – 5.36m
7  Dan Sindelar – 5.24m
8  Tony Ruberto – 5.235m
9  Iaron Lightbourne – 4.975m
10 Leif Force – 4.745m

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