And then there were 6 - WSOP Main Event winding down

There are now only six players vying for the top prize of $8.8 million in this year's WSOP Main Event.  After starting with 7,874, those that have survived river rats, bad beats and Phil Hellmuth's outbursts are seeing their blood pressures rise as the race for the title continues to heat up.  It won't be long before the final showdown gets underway, finally crowning a new champion. 

Michael Dyer currently leads the pack with over 156 million chips.  He scored a huge win against Nicolas Manion in an A-K vs. A-Q showdown to extend his lead, leaving Manion in second place with less than half his amount at 72.25 million.  John Cynn has been holding on, currently resting in third place with 61.5 million, followed by Tony Miles, Joe Cada and Aram Zobian. 

Antoine Labat was the first to be eliminated at the final table when his pocket Kings faced off against Artem Metalidi's pocket Queens.  Unfortunately for the French pro, a Q on the flip gave Metalidi the set and the win, sending Labat home with $1 million.  Soon after, Matilidi got it in against Zobian with pocket fives, only to beat by a K-high diamond flush to be sent to the rail in eighth place for $1.25 million.  Alex Lynskey would go next, losing with pocket sixes against John Cynn's K-Q off-suit after Cynn scored a suckout straight with a J on the river.  Lynskey took home $1.5 million as a consolation prize. 

Day 9 gets underway at Level 38 at 9:00 PM today.  It will be available to US viewers via ESPN and on TSN in Canada.    

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