WSOP Main Event Day 5 Update - Ladies, Johnny, and The Brothers
Only 7.8% of the original 7,319 players that started the Main Event this year have survived the first four days of play - 574 for those of you that care to not do the math. Jack Effel has estimated that we will lose at least half of that today and have around 275 players left after the four levels have been finished. We will be here all day to gather up the stories of the day.
Per our count this morning a total of 11 ladies remain in the field, which is 1.9% of the remaining players. That really isn't a good sign for the chances that this will be the year of the ladies.
Coming into day 5 Breeze Zuckerman was the only woman with more than 500k in chips, which is still below average. She had 531k to start off the day and was followed by newly signed PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst who had 397k to start the day.
Johnny Chan Continues Climbing
Somehow over the previous four days Johnny Chan has managed to keep his name and chip count towards the top of the leaderboard. Last night he bagged up 1.159 million. Considering that he played in none of the preliminary events to get ready for the Main, besides the Tournament of Champions, we can guess that he is refreshed and ready to continue the long grind to possibly the November 9.
3 of the 4 Mizrachis left
The Mizrachi brothers are still at it, with all four of them making it to the money yesterday and three of them surviving into Day 5. Eric was the lone brother to not survive as he busted out shortly after the money bubble.
Coming into the day Danny was the top dawg amongst the brothers with 437k. He was closely followed by Robert who had 381k while Michael was the low one of the group with 241k. The brothers accounted for 0.5% of the field today and currently have 0.6% of the chips in play, that is 0.3% less than what current chip leader Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond has.
Join us later today as we bring you more reports from the floor, I will try to not overkill the percentages at that point.