Incoming chip leader Jeremy Joseph came in with $2,197,000 and saw that total drop as low as a million before rebounding to end the day with an unofficial count of $3,200,000. Also making a big surge to put her ahead of Joseph and the majority of the field was poker video hostess Tiffany Michelle, who over the course of the day jumped from $909,000 to a whopping $3,800,000.
The biggest mover of the day, though, was Mark Ketteringham. After starting the day's proceedings with $1,600,000, Ketteringham surged to the top of the leaderboard by the end of the evening by finishing with $5,700,000 in chips. Almost one quarter of his gain over the entire day came during a key hand where Ketteringham held pocket nines against Jose Barbero's A-Q; the flop brought Barbero an ace but the river gave Ketteringham a set and the chip lead.
More than a few notable players who began the day failed to make the cut today, including EPT hostess Kara Scott, 2006 Victor Ramdin ($700,000), and Thomas "Thunder" Keller ($400,000).
Day 6 is due to kick off at noon Pacific Time in the Amazon Room, with the plan to play down to 27 players. As always, PokerListings.com will be there pwning the competition with the best WSOP coverage team in town.