The World Series of Poker Main Event field returned in the money yesterday and over the course of five levels, moving day had moved most of those players to the rail. While nearly two-thirds of the field was dispatched, the final 297 players return at 11 AM PT for Day 5. Argentina’s Damian Salas leads the way with over 4.5 million chips but some big names are near the top of the leader board, including Kenny Hallaert.
The Belgian has already graced the PokerGO and ESPN feature tables but to start the day, there will be some new names headlining the live broadcast. The main feature table includes a handful of sizable stacks, including England’s Charlie Carrel and Australia’s Ben Richardson. Two-time bracelet winner and former professional hockey player Greg Mueller rounds out the lineup, and although he may be near the chip average, the Canadian brings tons of WSOP experience.
Another Canadian is leading the way at the first outer table, as Sammy Lafleur sits just outside the Day 5 top-ten. He leads a diverse outer table into the restart, with England’s Matthew Moss, who went deep in last year’s Main Event, returning over 2 million and Australia’s Michael Addamo, Russia’s Sergey Tikhonov and Cyprus’ Miltiadis Kypiakides under the chip average.
The other outer table includes recent bracelet winner Max Silver, the runner-up in this year’s Colossus event, Taylor Black, and 2016 bracelet winner Kyle Bowker. The secondary outer table is likely going to break quickly and a new lineup will take their place on the live broadcast after the first level.
PokerGO and ESPN’s coverage of Day 5 of the WSOP Main Event begins at 11:00 AM PT and will continue until 1 PM PT on ESPN. The action then shifts to PokeGO, with live coverage running from 1 PM until 6:15 PM PT. A complete schedule of PokerGO’s WSOP Main Event coverage can be found here.