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Main Event Day 5: Chan Still Crushing
Johnny Chan, Bryn Kenney and Theo Jorgensen headlined another busy day at the 2010 WSOP Main Event on Wednesday.
A total of 566 players entered the fray on Day 5 but after 12 hours of play the field had once again been cut down to size with 205 players still shooting for glory.
Perhaps no player in the field has surprised more people than 1986 and 1987 WSOP Main Event winner Johnny "The Orient Express" Chan.
Chan's last WSOP bracelet came in 2005 and many were wondering if the veteran rounder could still hang with the young guns that dominate today's game.
It seems like Chan has answered in a big way by dominating for three staight days and never falling that far from the top 10 chip counts.
For three straight days Chan has stuck like glue to the top 10 chip counts and kept pace with all the surging players.
Chan is joined at the top by Danish dominator Theo Jorgensen, upstart internet sensation Bryn Kenney and Russian Alexander Kostritsyn.
Relatively unknown Canadian Evan Lamprea finished as the chip leader with 3.56 million, although German Michael Skender is close behind with 3.52 million.
There were numerous notable players that hit the rail on Day 5 including Jason Mercier, Evelyn Ng, Scotty Nguyen, Vitaly Lunkin and Hoyt Corkins.
Amazingly brothers Robert Mizrachi and Michael Mizrachi are still alive in the tournament with a chance to replicate their final table appearance from the $50k Players Championship earlier this summer.
Day 6 begins tomorrow at 12 p.m. As always PokerListings.com will be on hand for live updates, photos, news stories and videos straight from the Rio.