Warwick Mrizikinian Nears 10M for Main Event Chip Lead
Day 5 of the 2019 World Series of Poker $10,000 Main Event is halfway through with nearly three levels in the books. Leading the charge of the 205 remaining players is Warwick Mirzikinian with 9.25 million.
Lars Bonding, Chris Hunichen, Alex Foxen and Antonio Esfandiari all have above average stacks and seem to be smooth sailing through the day. Andrew Brokos dropped out of the top ten for the first time in three days but still has 4.4 million.
Andy Hwang, Richard Seymour and Aaron Steury are closer to the average stack while Chance Kornuth, Mike Matusow and Todd Brunson are below average and fighting to survive the day.
Bracelet winners Tom Cannuli, Joe Cheong, Anthony Spinella, Galen Hall and Max Silver were each eliminated on the day. Sam Gagnon, Matt Glantz, Olivier Busquet, Danielle Andersen, Jay Farber and Matt Stout also met their end through the first few hours of play.
Cannuli managed 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.
Once the field returns from a break scheduled in Level 23, they’ll play for about an hour and then revert back to the simple break in between levels. Play is scheduled to end at around 1 am PT.
The Day 5 broadcast skipped the early action on Wednesday and ran on ESPN from 8 pm – 11 pm ET. Then it moves to ESPN2 from 11:30 pm – 2 am ET and finishes up on PokerGO from 2 am – 4:20 am ET.
Day 5 Projected Top Ten Chip Counts
1. Warwikc Mirzikinian – 9,250,000
2. Laurids Nielsen – 7,500,000
3. Florian Duta – 7,150,000
4. Milos Skrbic – 6,200,000
5. Robert Heidorn – 6,200,000
6. Romain Lewis – 6,100,000
7. Hossein Ensan – 5,850,000
8. Ryan Yu – 5,500,000
9. Dean Morrone – 5,400,000
10. Zhen Cai – 5,200,000
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Photo credit to Lucas Buffa of Codigo Poker.