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Event #73 – $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event
Germany’s Robin Hegele held the chip lead at the start of Day 6 but through the first portion of play, Hegele has fallen and four players have taken control at the top of the leader board. American Dan Ott, pictured top, who entered this year’s Main Event with just two previous WSOP cashes on his resume, is the current chip leader heading into the second break of the day. Ott has just over 18 million and while he has yet to grace the PokerGO or ESPN feature tables, a stack of this size this late in the Main Event is impossible to ignore.
Another relative newcomer to the WSOP, Jack Sinclair is currently second in chips with 16.3 million. The British flag was near the top of the leader board when play resumed earlier today, with Max Silver holding a top-three stack at the feature table, and even though Silver has stumbled thus far, Sinclair has kept the Union Jack near the top of the charts.
Contrary to the top-two on the current leader board, Scott Stewart has some past tournament experience to draw from. Most of his best scores have come on the WSOP Circuit, including a podium finish in this year’s WSOPC Tunica Main Event, where he earned $86,907. The entire field is guaranteed almost double that right now, so Stewart has not only locked up a career-best score in the Main Event but could also be on his way to a career-defining one when it is all said and done.
If you are going to have one prior tournament score heading into the Main Event, a 3rd place finish in the WSOP Circuit Cherokee Main Event isn’t a bad experience to draw from. Each year, the Cherokee stops on the Circuit are some of the biggest of the year and Joshua Horton reaped the rewards with a $146,000 score just a few months ago. Now, he’s looking to do even better on an even bigger stage, as he’s currently working a top-four stack.
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