Timothy Su Takes Huge Lead with 106 Surviving Players
Day 5 of the 2019 the World Series of Poker $10,000 Main Event broke a lot of players’ dreams when the field returned 354 players and ended with just 106. Those players have 10 hours of rest before returning to the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino for another long day of play. Timothy Su looks to be the chip leader after ending the day with almost 20 million.
Su is estimated to have 7 million chip lead over Duey Duong’s second-place stack. Sam Greenwood and Andy Hwang finished in the top ten.
Chad Power, Daniel Hachem and Antonio Esfandiari ended the near the top of the counts. Garry Gates, Alan Goehring, Alex Foxen, Corey Burbick, Mukul Pahuja and Jeff Madsen advanced to Day 6.
Hachem, son of 2005 WSOP Main Event champ Joe Hachem, finished the day with 6.7 million. The younger Hachem was hungry during Level 25 and Joe arrived with a few pizzas to feed his tablemates as well.
ACR pro Tom Cannuli began the day with around a half million after spending Days 3 and 4 in the top ten chip counts. He couldn’t keep pace but did manage to survive a couple pay jumps and was ultimately eliminated in 354th place for $34,845. He’s cashed the last three years in a row, at nearly the same point in the tournament: 298th place in 2018 and 285th place in 2017.
Brian Yoon, Andrew Brokos and Ali Eslami busted late in the day, joining Adam Friedman, Richard Seymour, Aaron Steury and Nick Rampone who hit the rail earlier in the day.
The Day 6 broadcast is all PokerGO affair on Thursday. The coverage begins at 6 pm ET and runs without interruption until 10:15 pm ET. The players and broadcast team take a 90-minute dinner break and then resume from 11:45 pm – 4:05 am ET.
Day 5 Projected Top Ten Chip Counts
1. Timothy Su – 19,235,000
2. Duey Duong – 12,550,000
3. Luke Graham – 11,250,000
4. Warwick Mirzikinian – 10,600,000
5. Romain Lewis – 10,400,000
6. Larurids Nielsen – 10,290,000
7. Sam Greenwood – 10,100,000
8. Jiwoon Kim – 9,400,000
9. Andy Hwang – 9,300,000
10. William Romaine – 8,900,000
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Photo credit to Lucas Buffa of Codigo Poker.