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

Break It Up

William Thorson

We've arrived at another break in the action.

Over the last two hours, William Thorson, Filippo Candio, and John Racener have chipped over over the 10-million mark and to the top of the counts. Theo Jorgensen continues to hang around near the leaders, and Pascal LeFrancois and Bryn Kenney made big moves upward that level as well. Meanwhile, moving in the opposite direction was Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi, who finds himself down around the 2 million-chip mark currently.

Meanwhile, we said goodbye to Dennis Pisarev, who earned $114,205 for his 64th-place finish. Following him were Gary Dishongh, Jim McCrink, Rudy Miller, Bill Melvin, Eric Baldwin, David Benyamine, Matt Harris, Jared Ingles, and Josh Brikis. They all earned $138,285 for their WSOP Main Event efforts. And Petter Jetten and Christopher Bolt are out, too, both getting $168,556 for making it as far as they did.

That left us with 52 characters left, and 52 cards to help us sort them out.

Then came the stunner -- Alexander Kostritsyn getting knocked out in a huge one versus Bryn Kenney as Level 27 concluded. Kostritsyn finishes in 52nd, earning $168,556, meaning there are just 51 players still with hopes for the bracelet.

Back in 20 minutes for more action.