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Mizrachi Steals WSOP Main Event Day 6
There are players with more chips than him, but no one received more media exposure than Michael Mizrachi on Day 6 of the 2010 WSOP Main Event.
Mizrachi already has one WSOP bracelet from the $50k Players Championship this year but looked hungry for poker's biggest prize as he stacked his way up to 7.5 million by the time play ended.
It was good enough for second place behind Danish rounder Theo Jorgensen who had 9.3 million at the end of the day.
Mizrachi appears to be in prime position as we enter the final two days before the 2010 November Nine are set.
Outside of Mizrachi's dominance, perhaps the biggest story of the day was former World Champion Johnny Chan falling out of contention.
Chan couldn't get away from pocket kings versus aces for a 4 million chip pot and shortly after that he shoved pocket jacks into another pair of aces.
It was a disappointing finish for Chan, who was seemingly always within the top 10 chip counts over the last few days.
Regardless his finish impressed numerous members of the poker community who thought the Orient Express couldn't keep up with the younger generation of poker player.
Also falling to the rail on Day 6 of the 2010 Main Event were Christian Harder, Jesper Hougaard, Theo Tran, JP Kelly, Robert Mizrachi and Phil Galfond.
A total of 78 players made it to the end of the day including notables Theo Jorgensen, John Racener, Alexander Kostritsyn, William Thorson, Bryn Kenney, David Baker, Adam Levy and Scott Clements.
The stakes will be higher than ever tomorrow as the players who make it through Day 7 will be within a few tables of the November Nine.
Action resumes at 12:00 p.m. PT and PokerListings will be on the scene with live updates, photos and videos.