German Anton Morgenstern leads the way heading into the penultimate day of this year’s Main Event…
The sixth day of this year’s WSOP Main Event reached its conclusion after only four levels of play overnight. With the action and eliminations coming fast and furious, the initial 68 was cut to 27 much quicker than expected and as a result the lucky few who who managed to survive were rewarded with a rare early night.
Leading the way into day 7 will be German Anton Morgenstern who amassed a mouth-watering 21,955,000 chips almost 8 million more than his closest rival. The German has three previous cashes at the WSOP including one this year when he came 26th in the $5,000 NLHE, but already this will be by far his most significant result.
The day began with Sami Ruston at the head of the leaderboard, but after only three levels his 7 million stack was gone and in the end the American had to settle for 39th spot and $185,694.
He’s not going to have it easy though despite his significant lead. In what’s shaping up to be potentially the best final table for years, there are still several big names sitting in strong positions, not least 2001 Main Event champion Carlos Mortensen.
Then there is last year’s ninth-place finisher Steve Gee, the Ukrainian sensation Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Cardrunners pro David Benefield and how could anyone count out multiple bracelet winner JC Tran.
The remaining 27 players are all guaranteed at least $285,408, with each of the top 7 finishers in line to become millionaires. Play resumes tomorrow night 8pm UK time and by the end of the day the elusive November Nine will be decided…
2013 WSOP Main Event top 10:
1st Anton Morgenstern 21,955,000
2nd Sylvain Loosli 14,125,000
3rd Chris Lindh 12,030,000
4th JC Tran 11,970,000
5th Fabian Ortiz 10,810,000
6th Carlos Mortensen 10,790,000
7th James Alexander 9,445,000
8th Jay Farber 8,975,000
9th Matthew Reed 7,705,000
10th Jason Mann 7,500,000