WSOP Main Event: Day 5 Wrap-Up

With Day 5 now behind us, only 45 players remain in the 2006 World Series of Poker. Among the field sit nine PokerStars players who are all fighting for their first WSOP bracelet. So far, dozens and dozens of PokerStars players have cashed in the main event. You can see those players my checking out the PokerStars WSOP winners page. Now, it's time for the nine remaining PokerStars players to fight for their spot at the final table. Day 6 play begins at noon on Monday. Here's a look at PokerStars biggest stars of the WSOP main event.

Erik Friberg

Erik Friberg is from Stockholm, Sweden. His nickname "lirar" is Swedish slang for "player" or "gambler." The young man in his mid-twenties is an internet poker genius who won the Swedish Poker Challenge in 2005. Chips: 5,905,000

Eric Lynch

While Eric "Rizen" Lynch has been proving himself online at PokerStars for months now, many people are saying the 2006 WSOP is his coming out party. He's aleady made the final table of a $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em event this year and now has more chips than any other PokerStars qualifier in the field. Chips: 1,950,000

Mark Garner

Mark Garner has a couple of reasons to be happy this week. He just celebrated his birthday and he's not walking away from Las Vegas with less than $240,000. The man from Little Rock, Arkansas lost some chips toward the end of the day after a failed bluff, but got them all back then some at the very end of the night. Chips: 1,800,000

Doug Kim

Doug "technologic" Kim recently graduated from Duke with a degree in Economics. He won his seat on PokerStars on July 23rd, one of the last satellites available. His game has been honed through PokerStars play as well as in a Duke home game that includes Jason Strasser. Chips: 1,335,000

Brian Hansen

Brian "LXIXME17" Hansen is the only remaining PokerStars VIP Club Supernova member left in the field. The long-haired poker player is a rock at the table and is among the elite players online at PokerStars. Chips: 1,230,000

Cuong Do

Cuong Do is a 24-year-old who had never left Canada until he came to the World Series of Poker. He had to get an emergency passport to come to the WSOP. What's more, he'd never played a live tournamet and now he is guaranteed nearly $250,000 in the 2006 WSOP. Chips: 1,100,000

Rob Berryman

Rob "boilingfish" Berryman is barely old enough to even play in the WSOP. He's only been of age for two months. Now, while his friends scream "Roll Tide" from Alabama, Steve sits in the final 45 players while his dad watches and takes notes from the rail. if Steve wins this, he will be the youngest WSOP main event winner ever. Chips: 1,250,000

Dan Nassif

Dan Nassif wasn't really expecting to be in Vegas today. The 33-year-old advertising sales executive is taking vacation to play in the World Series - and last year he got knocked out on the first day when his tens ran into AK and the flop brought king. Obviously, this year is going much better. Chips: 1,035,000

Kyle Bowker

Kyle "kwob20" Bowker is originally from Walton, New York, but now lives in New York City. He now plays poker professionally, and his best tournament finish previous to this event is a 4th place finish a World Poker Finals event at Foxwoods. This is his first cash in three WSOP events. Chips: 885,000

Humberto Brenes

Humberto Brenes needs no introduction. He is the Godfather of Costa Rican poker and is the most famous of the Brenes family of poker players. Brenes is also a proud member of Team PokerStars. Chips: 565,000

For a look at all the coverage from Day 5, visit the World Series of Poker Day 5 Index.

Beginning Day 6 Chip Count

Jamie Gold Malibu, CA $7,330,000
Erik Friberg Stockholm, Sweden $5,905,000
William Thorson $3,545,000
Rhett Butler Rockville, MD $3,210,000
Kevin Aaronson Mission Viejo, CA $3,190,000
Ricki Nielsen Copenhagen, Denmark $3,120,000
Siddharth Jain Los Angeles, CA $3,090,000
Michael Binger Atherton, CA $3,045,000
Jeffrey Lisandro Salerno, Italy $2,995,000
David Einhorn Rye, NY $2,840,000
Jim Routos Seattle, WA $2,775,000
Richard Lee San Antonio, TX $2,350,000
Robert Betts Albuquerque, NM $2,235,000
Andrew Schreibman Vienna, VA $2,200,000
Dan Schmiech Houston, TX $2,155,000
Paul Wasicka Westminster, CO $2,055,000
Lee Kort Los Angeles, CA $2,005,000
John Magill Ireland $1,955,000
Eric Lynch Olathe, KS $1,940,000
Rob Roseman Miami, FL $1,845,000
Mark Garner Little Rock, AR $1,810,000
Mitch Schock Bismarck, ND $1,785,000
Kevin O'Donnell Scottsdale, AZ $1,600,000
Prahlad Friedman Los Angeles, CA $1,600,000
Paul Raeburn Overby, Denmark $1,385,000
Eric Molina Mission Viejo, CA $1,360,000
Douglas Kim Hartsdale, NY $1,335,000
Marc Friedmann Zurich, Switzerland $1,315,000
Weikai Chang Bay Area $1,295,000
Allen Cunningham Las Vegas, NV $1,290,000
Brian Hansen Norman, OK $1,230,000
Mikael Thuritz Stockholm, Sweden $1,185,000
Rob Berryman Killen, AL $1,150,000
Cuong Do Toronto, Canada $1,115,000

Dustin Holmes Atlanta, GA $1,100,000
Fred Goldberg Hollywood $1,080,000
Dan Nassif St. Louis, MO $1,035,000
Kyle Bowker Walton, NY $885,000
Sirous Jamshidi Philadelphia, PA $845,000
John Lee Las Vegas, NV $805,000
Richard Wyrick Lake Mary, FL $800,000
Humberto Brenes Costa Rica $565,000
Luke Chung Atlanta, GA $560,000
Leif Force Tallahassee, FL $510,000
Lowell Kim Las Vegas, NV $350,000

Brad Willis
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