Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Second Break Of The Day; The Grinder Surges Towards The Top

Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi

It was another busy session as the rate of eliminations only slowed up a little towards the later stages. It was all a little too much for our website servers obviously, but fingers crossed we can keep the wheels spinning for two more days!

That session saw us farewell Internet sensation Phil Galfond, Aussie Matthew Pearson, and the pun-loving trio of Charles Noris, Todd Brick and Johan Slutter.

Day 4 chip leader Tony Dunst recovered from his short stack, as the man who is dressed to impress, worked his way back up over the two million chip mark before a brutal beat just before the break sent him spiraling back down to Earth. He'll need a swig of something strong at the break!

Pisano, Racener and Luis are still in our top ten, while Russian superstar Alexander Kostritsyn is still prominent as he has quietly chipped up to 3.7 million.

One of the huge stories of this Main Event has been the run of the Mizrachi brothers, and that story continues as Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi surged into the chip lead during that level. He's on 5.5 million and looking a genuine threat with 121 players to go.

However they all trail Joseph Cheong who finds himself with 6.2 million after his pocket aces held up to eliminate Christopher George.

Grab a coffee and join us again in twenty minutes.

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