Day 5 of the 2011 WSOP Main Event was the first where all of the players who started the day were in the money. The bustouts came at a torrid pace and of the 378 players that began, we believe that 142 remain after four levels of play. Leading the field is David Bach at 4,706,000 who is followed by Pius Heinz (4,699,000), Kyle Johnson (4,654,000), Phil Collins (4,109,000) and Ben Lamb (4,032,000) who are the only other players above the four million mark.
One of the key hands for Bach was near the end of the day when Bach got it in bad preflop with against Max Heinzelmann’s . The flop had Bach very live though as it came to give him a flush draw. The on the turn changed nothing but Bach spiked the on the river to nail his flush and bust Heinzelmann.
The chip lead changed numerous times throughout the day between Bach, Heinz and Lamb with a few others thrown in there for brief periods. But the man who started the day ahead, Manoj Viswanathan, didn’t hang onto it for very long. By dinner break, he was already shockingly gone at the hands of David Barter who took a couple of big pots off Viswanathan throughout the day until Viswanathan ran his pocket queens into Barter’s aces to bust.
Some other big stacks and notables still left include Bryan Devonshire,Thomas Grey, Lars Bonding, Aleksandr Mozhnyakov, Sam Barnhart, Sebastian Ruthenberg, JP Kelly, Tom Koral, David Barter, Tony Hachem, Jean-Robert Bellande, Andrew Brokos, Aaron Jones, Tyler Bonkowski, Daryl Jace, Allen Cunningham, Joseph Cheong, Bryan Colin, Ruben Visser, Sami Kelopuro, Ray Henson, David Sands, Sorel Mizzi, Eli Elezra and Erick Lindgren.
There are also three women still left in the field, each with a chance to become the first woman to make the November Nine. They are Claudia Crawford, Amanda Musumeci and Erika Moutinho.
A bunch of those who weren’t lucky enough to make it through the day included Daniel Negreanu, Darus Suharto, Freddy Deeb, John Cernuto, Jon Turner, Alex Kamberis, Robert Mcgreevy-Iler, Carter King, Peter Jetten, Kevin Saul, Paul Volpe, Joe Tehan, Matt Stout, Mark Newhouse, Garry Gates and Martin De Knijff.
Play will resume tomorrow at 12 p.m. PST where five levels of play are scheduled however we shall see if they reduce the number of levels played down to four. In any case, we certainly hope to see you back here again at PokerNews where we will have all of your coverage of the WSOP Main Event.