This weekend in London Winter Wonderland opens for business in Hyde Park but over in Las Vegas its Hye Park who means business and is in his own wonderland having taken the chip lead in the Main Event with just days to go.
The 38 year old WSOP circuit ring holder closed Day 6 with 29,500,000.
This is the furthest he has ever made it in the Main Event with his previous best coming in 2012 when he finished in 222nd place.
60 Sent To The Rail
We started out 6,650 players and are now down to double figures of survivors, one of which will walk away with the $8,000,000 top prize and the championship bracelet.
Day 6 started out with 96 players remaining, and there were 60 players that were sent to the rail throughout the day.
Everyone still left in the hunt will pocket minimum pay day of at least $198,550.
The next in line from Park is 2019 World Poker Tour Fallsview Poker Classic Main Event winner Demosthenes Kiriopoulos, or just Demo Kiriopoulos, from Canada who has collected 24,905,000 in chips.
He has more than $1.6 million in live tournament earnings but has put himself in a great position to bag what would be the biggest payday of his career.
First Cash At This Level
The top pair are followed by 27 year old Joshua Remitio who will carry 21,490,000 over in to Day 7, just ahead of the 2016 WSOP $1,000 buy in no limit Hold’em event bracelet winning Chase Bianchi who finished the day in the top four.
Remitio has never cashed in an event with a buy in above $300 but that is obviously about to change, and he looks right at home in this company.
He is also supported by a decent rail which will help him as he runs deep.
The final member of the top five is Koray Aldemir of Germany who had been the chip leader when the day began but slipped down the order to close out the day with 18,905,000 in chips.
Other notable names holding on to big stacks include 2019 PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship winner and one time chip leader in this event Ramon Colillas of Spain who has 18,200,000 and Chance Kornuth who already has three bracelets to his name and finished Day 6 with 13,645,000.
Big Names Busted
There were also plenty of big names from the poker world who were eliminated on Day 6 of this year’s Main Event.
Stephen Chidwick collected his third and largest cash of this year’s series when he was sent to the rail in 89th place, taking $68,900 with him.
Bracelet winning Stephen Song exited in 83rd for the same amount, two time bracelet winning WPT champion Asher Conniff and Yuri Dzivielevski, left in 80th and 81st place respectively and each took home $81,000.
Just two females made it to Day 6 but neither got our alive.
Fatima Nanji picked up her best live career cash when was sent to the rail in 90th place for $68,900.
That left Dragana Lim as the last woman standing but she too was gone from her first ever Main Event appearance before dinner in 64th place.
Lim has committed to using her $95,700 to set up a charitable foundation dedicated to animals.
That leaves Barabra Enright, who finished fifth in 1995, as the only female poker player to reach the final table at the WSOP Main Event.
The final 36 will be back at the Rio at midday local time with blinds of 120,000-240,000 and a big blind ante of 240,000 where they will play until the final table has been decided.
The final nine finishers will each earn a seven figure pay day between $1,000,000 and $8,000,000.
The Final 36 Chip Counts
|15||Philipe Pizzari Pinto||12,940,000|