Throughout the summer, PokerGO will bring fans across the globe exclusive access to World Series of Poker final table streams and Poker Central will be following all the WSOP action. Each day, “World Series of Photos” will tell the daily stories from the Rio, so you don’t miss any of the sights of the WSOP.Telling the daily stories from the Rio, so you don’t miss any of the sights of the WSOP.
Event #73 – $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event
Argentina’s Damian Salas started Day 5 at the top of the counts and through the first level of play, he’s stayed near the top. Sebastian Comel, who is in the midst of his second-straight Main Event cash, began the day just behind Salas and has kept pace with the new Day 5 chip leaders.
The man who has taken over poll position from Salas and Comel, Germany’s Robin Hegele. He started the day with a double knockout and after Hegele recorded his first-career WSOP cash on Day 3, he quickly became the first player to eclipse 5 million chips on Day 5.
While the previously mentioned players have yet to really make much noise at the World Series of Poker, former Player of the Year Ben Lamb knows a thing or two about WSOP success. Lamb final tabled the Main Event in 2011, while picking up his lone WSOP bracelet that summer as well. The high-stakes Las Vegas cash game professional knows he is far from a repeat final table run but if he continues to build, he will be a serious threat to become the first player to ever make both the November and July Nine.
Charlie Carrel, pictured top, didn’t start the day near the top of the overall chip counts but he did begin Day 5 as one of the top stacks at the PokerGO and ESPN feature tables. The British High Roller nearly won his first WSOP bracelet in the $10,000 Heads Up Championship at the start of the summer and so far, the feature table has treated him well. Carrel is over 2 million and as one of the more experienced players in the field, despite his youth, few would be surprised to see Carrel continue to crush.
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