The 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event's Day 5 kicked off at noon on Sunday in the Amazon Room. 237 players took seat but only 69 remained after five two-hour levels of play. This means that the remaining players have so far survived 50 hours of poker (25 levels).
Pierre Neuville, from Belgium, began Day 5 in 77th place but finished as the chip leader. Neuville hasn't cashed at the WSOP this year (until now), but he made the money not less than eight times last year. He also made it past the money bubble in the 2010 Main Event. We wish him the best of luck!
Unfortunately, the last former Main Event champion fell on Day 5. Jim Behctel, the 1993 winner, was eliminated in 121st place. He was joined on the rail by several WSOP bracelet winners, including Jake Cody (113th place), Farzad Bonyadi (114th place), Norbert Szecsi (115th place), Vitaly Lunkin (119th place), Jared Jaffee (137th place), Elio Fox (163rd), Antonio Esfandiari (168th), Men "the Master" Ngiuyen (211th place).
Brian Hastings, a two-time bracelet winner this summer, is still alive. The American high stakes poker pro is among the top 10 players heading to Day 6 and he's one of the favourites to win the 2015 WSOP "Player or the Year" honours. Other big names that will return today include Daniel Negreanu (3.6 million - 22nd place), Toby Lewis (2.6 million - 33rd place) and Justin Bonomo (1.2 million - 57th place).
Tomorrow you'll find a brief recap of Day 6 here on BankrollMob.