Lenaghan Leads, Lindgren Lives, Moutinho Last Lady
Day 6 of the 2011 WSOP Main Event saw a huge comeback by Erick Lindgren to put himself into contention for the November Nine.
Also, Ryan Lenaghan emerged as the chip leader after a timely misstep by Bryan Follain and Erika Moutinho is the last woman standing in the 2011 WSOP Main Event.
Erika Moutinho is the Last Woman Standing
At the start of Day 6, three women were left in the field.
Claudia Crawford started as the chip leader among the three, but quickly slid down to less than 1 million.
She was all-in with a straight draw against pocket sevens for Guillaume Darcourt and failed to hit her draw.
Amanda Musumeci started the day as the shortest stack among the women with 565,000.
She never got much going and was eventually all-in with pocket nines against the A-Q for Ryan Lenaghan.
Lenaghan caught a queen on the turn to send Musumeci packing.
Erika Moutinho remains as the last woman standing in the Main Event.
After starting the day with 878,000, she managed to chip up to 2 million to finish the day.
She is the girlfriend of David "Doc" Sands and this is her breakout performance in poker.
Erick Lindgren Makes Huge Comeback to Contend
Erick Lindgren started Day 6 with just 385k.
With that stack, he should have been easily knocked out in the first level or so.
Instead, Lindgren found a couple of timely double-up to move over the 1 million chip mark.
From that point, he chipped up through the day and was up to over 3 million in chips before finishing the day at 2.19 million.
Amazingly, this is Lindgren's first cash in the WSOP Main Event.
He is about half the average stack, but he still has enough chips to make a run at the November Nine.
Ryan Lenaghan Leapfrogs to Chip Lead
After starting the day with 2.3 million in chips, Ryan Lenaghan managed to put together an epic run that resulted in him going into Day 7 with the chip lead.
After taking out both Julian Stuer and Aaron Ruppert, Lenaghan moved up to 7.8 million in chips and was contending for the chip lead.
He took the lead after knocking out Bryan Follain for a massive 4 million-chip pot.
Follain decided to flip with A-Q for his tournament life and Lenaghan made an incredible call with pocket jacks. The jacks held to move him to 12.3 million in chips.
Lenaghan finished Day 6 with 12.8 million and will be the chip leader when players return Monday.
Lamb, Collins and Devonshire Among Top 10
Ben Lamb had yet another strong day at the Main Event and even took the chip lead for a brief time.
He would finish the day with 9.98 million, which is good for second.
Also, he is now officially at the top of the leaderboard in the 2011 WSOP Player of the Year race.
Phil Collins early on looked like he might run away with this thing. He jumped up to 6 million in chips in early action and then ballooned to 10 million.
Collins had twice his nearest competitor before he slipped a bit and other players started chipping up. Collins still finished the day 5th in chips with 7.2 million.
Bryan Devonshire is looking for his first WSOP final table since 2007.
He is currently 10th in chips with 5.97 million. Devonshire is likely most remembered for finishing runner-up to Lee Markholt in the 2008 WPT World Poker Challenge.
The field at the end of play on Day 6 sat at 57 players. They will all return on Monday and the field will be cut down to the final 27 players.
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