Day 6 of the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event has come and gone. We got through four and a half levels of play today, which means that we are finally back on track with no more overlapping of levels at the end of the day. Hoorah!
The Main Event remains on track as our field of 205 players has been reduced to the magical number of 78 by the close of play. There were big movers and shakers, in both directions, with perhaps none greater than the fall of the legendary Johnny Chan. Poker fans around the world were excited to see Chan going deep in this event, but his run ended rather abruptly today after running both kings, and then jacks, into opponents' pocket aces. It was too much for even the great Johnny Chan to overcome.
Others to join Chan at the cashier during the day included Phil Galfond, Gualter Salles, Robert Mizrachi, Tristan Wade, JP Kelly, Theo Tran, Jesper Hougaard, Christian Harder, Todd Witteles, Juha Helppi, Ian Gordon and the last woman standing in the field, Breeze Zuckerman, who finished in 121st place.
At the other end of the spectrum, Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi was amongst the leaders throughout the day to continue his rich form during this series. However he was overtaken in the last level of play by Theo Jorgensen (9,295,000) who will enter Day 7 of the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event with all of the cameras, attention and pressure as official "chip leader". We'll have the complete and official chip counts for you shortly.
Others still in contention include John Racener, Alexander Kostritsyn, William Thorson, Matt Affleck, Bryn Kenney, David Baker, Scott Clements, David Benyamine, Johnny Lodden, Tony Dunst, Hasan Habib, Peter Jetten and Jean-Robert Bellande.
We'll be back to do it all over again tomorrow as the action kicks off at 12 noon local time. That's all from us at the Rio this evening and we look forward to your company again tomorrow as we reduce the field down to our final 27.