Another day at the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event brought more highlights to the PokerGO stage on Day 5Moving day started with 310 players remaining from the 7,874 who entered and Barry Hutter in the lead. The chip lead changed hands many times throughout the day and Kelly Minkin was one of the players who took a turn on top.

The feature table coverage ended abruptly due to a power outage in the Amazon Room at the Rio. Play was halted and resumes tomorrow with 109 players left to fight for the $8.8 million first-place prize.

Day 5 coverage on PokerGO is found here:

Minkin peaked early in the day and earned herself a seat on the feature table next to Shannon Shorr. Not stacked as sharp as she was before, Minkin had to get creative to accumulate chips before the end of the night. The last woman standing in the Main Event field went ‘gangster’ to put her tournament life on the line and bag some extra chips for Day 6.


When Day 6 play starts, Minkin will look to best her 29th place finish from 2015. Others who join in her in the journey to the final table include Hutter, Shaun Deeb, past November Niner Sylvain Loosli, 2017 final tablist Benjamin Pollak, Brian Yoon, and James Obst.

Over 200 players were sent to the payout desk on Day 4 and among them are Brian Altman, Antonio Esfandiari, Daniel Alaei, Paul Volpe, and Cliff Josephy.

Many other dreams came to an end on Day 5 and the demise of hopes are chronicled through the lens of Drew Amato.

Josephy appeared to be on his way toward another final table appearance but a three-outer sent his chips over to current chip leader Michael Dyer.

Listen to Josephy breakdown his Main Event chances on the Poker Central Podcast with other guests Brent Hanks, Shorr, and Bart Lybaert.

2018 WSOP Main Event Day 5 Top 10 Chip Counts
Name Country Chip Count
1 Michael Dyer United States 12,180,000
2 Brian Yoon United States 8,395,000
3 Jeffery Trudeau Canada 8,305,000
4 Hari Bercovici Israel 7,650,000
5 Bart Lybaert Belgium 7,530,000
6 Karen Goncalves United States 6,940,000
7 Peter Campo United States 6,935,000
8 Konstantin Beylin United States 6,930,000
9 Alexander Gross United States 6,755,000
10 Artem Metalidi Ukraine 6,525,000
Day 6 coverage is scheduled to start at 2:30 pm ET on PokerGO before moving to ESPN at 8:00 pm ET. Coverage returns to PokerGO at 11:00 pm ET until play ends at 2:35 am ET. A full schedule of the PokerGO Main Event schedule can be found here. Find all World Series of Poker final tables from 2018 by subscribing to PokerGO today.
*Broadcast times subject to change to due to the inclement weather delay
Barry Hutter, 2018 WSOP Main Event, Kelly Minkin, Cliff Josephy, Benjamin Pollak