On Thursday, July 11, Day 6 of the 2019 WSOP $10,000 Main Event kicked off at 12 noon local time.
2019 WSOP: Event #73: $10,000 NLHE MAIN EVENT
- Schedule: July 3 to July 16, 2019
- Venue: Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
- Buy-in: $10,000
- Prizepool: $80,548,600
- Total Entries: 8,569
- Remaining: 35
Nicholas Marchington is Chip Leader of Day 6
Nicholas Marchington is the chip leader with 39,800,000 chips at the end of Day 6, which concluded around 2am on Friday.
Marchington is also a first-timer in the Main Event.
Typically an online cash player, Marchington described the ambience in the Main Event as "awesome." When was asked what it feels like to be leading the top 35 players going into Day 7, he replied, "I'm at a loss for words. I could never have imagined it but here I am. The support from home has been great. Obviously at first, a lot of my family wasn't sure about me playing poker for a living. But not only with this score, just the result kind of shows that I made the right decision."
Trailing behind Marchington are players such as: 2015 EPT Prague Main Event champ Hossein Ensan (34,500,000), Timothy Su (34,350,000), Milos Skrbic (31,450,000), Henry Lu (25,525,000), and Garry Gates (25,025,000).
Other notable players still in the running towards becoming the next WSOP Main Event champion are: 888poker qualifier Mihai Manole (9,700,000), and other seasoned competitors such as Dario Sammartino, (19,850,000), Preben Stokkan (14,600,000), and Yuri Dzivielevski (13,750,000).
Those Who didn't Make It
Timothy Su busted 888poker qualifier Sam Greenwood on this day. It appeared that Lady Luck favored him on his showdown against Greenwood, and gave Su a straight on the river, which shocked the live and online audience. Regarding that hand, Su said he was only trying to take advantage of a pay jump, "He had one of the best hands to call it off with. The cards determined where the money went."
Notable players who unfortunately busted on Day 6 were Alex Foxen (40th - $211,945), Chris Hunichen (54th - $173,015), Romain Lewis (60th - $142,215), Dan Colpoys (63rd - $142,215), Andy Hwang (64th - $117,710) and Jake Schindler (67th - $117,710).
As for Daniel Hachem, son of 2005 Main Event champ Joe Hachem, he also went bust on this day, finishing 79th for $98,120.
Here's the list of End-of-Day Chip Counts, showing the 35 lucky survivors of Day 6:
The 35 remaining players shall return once again on July 12, Friday at noon local time, for Day 7, in which they will play down to the final 9 players.