Six hours down today. That makes 56 hours total, if you can believe that. Still a few more to go tonight, then more tomorrow before we'll know which players will be this year's November Nine.
We went from 51 to 42 that level. Shortly after the break, a short-stacked James Manning lost a race with Sergey Rybachenko to go out in 51st place. Manning took home $168,556 for his finish. Also receiving the same amount were end of Day 4 chip leader Tony "Bond18" Dunst (50th), Jacobo Fernandez (49th), James Fennell (48th), Evgeny Shnayder (47th), and end of Day 5 chip leader Evan Lamprea (46th).
Sergey Rybachenko went out next in 45th. David Assouline, who led all players at the end of Day 2, went out in 44th. And Matthew Berkey hit the rail in 43rd. Each of those three earn $206,395.
Meanwhile, Level 28 was a good one for Joseph "sublime" Cheong who charged to the top of the chip counts. Cheong was overtaken, however, as the level ended by Cuong Nguyen after that huge hand between Nguyen and Theo Jorgensen in which Nguyen claimed a huge portion of the latter's chips.
And Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi got a little healthier during the last two hours, due in large part to surviving an all-in situation versus Thorson to double up. He goes to dinner with a below average stack.
The plan tonight will be to play down to just 27 players. We'll be back in 90 minutes to continue play, so cards should go back in the air a little before 8:30 p.m. local time. See you back here then.