NEWSBRIEF
BY MARKANDERSON
2010 WSOP Main Event: What Are The Chances
July 16, 2021
Six full days of play have now been completed at the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event and the drama of this singular tournament just keeps growing.  Seemingly with each level completed at this year’s Main Event, more world class players suddenly find themselves in the payout line, leaving scores of journalists to continually re-imagine their future headlines for this year’s November Nine.

Day Six’s big unexpected knockout- or at least one of them- was poker legend Johnny Chan, who had a miserable day despite beginning it with a top ten chip stack worth over 2.5 million.  Chan, too often it seems, found himself on the losing end of big pocket pair versus big pocket pair confrontations, including one huge one with a pot worth over $4,000,000, when his Kings ran into Aces.  Chan, who was shooting for his eleventh WSOP bracelet and third Main Event title, instead by mid-day had to settle for $57,102- the payout for a 156th place cash.

Other top players eliminated during the pivotal day included Robert Mizrachi, Matt Keikoan, Dragan Galic, 21-year old John May, Farshad Fardad, Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond, Binh Nguyen, Theo Tran, J.P. Kelly, Jesper Hougaard, Christian Harder, Juha Helppi, Todd “DanDruff” Witteles and Breeze Zuckerman- the official last women to get knocked out in this year’s Main Event field.

Only 78 players remained by the end of Day 6 play, but luckily despite all of the Day’s casualties there are still plenty of exciting names on the survivor list worth watching on Day 7 including Jean-Robert Bellande (700,000), Hasan Habib (1,165,000), Scott Clements (1,085,000), Tony Dunst (1,550,000), Johnny “The Thinker” Lodden (2,105,000), Eric “basebaldy” Baldwin (2,135,000), Matt Affleck (5,315,000), Alexander Kostritsyn (5,715,000) and Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, currently in second place with over 7 million in tournament chips behind only Theo Jorgensen, who has a little over 9.

Day 7 of the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event begins today (7/16) at noon Vegas time.  To rail all these players online check out the excellent tournament updates powered by PokerNews at www.wsop.com.
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