WSOP Main Event Day 5: Down to business
There wasn't any getting out of Day 4 without a little self-congratulatory, holy-cow-wasn't-that-awesome, we've-already-won sort of innocent arrogance. Really, who wouldn't give themselves a big, fat pat on the back after making the money in the second biggest WSOP of all time.
But now it is time for everyone to get over himself. If you need any evidence as to why, please see this link.
Is that clear enough for you?
Those are the PokerStars folks who had chips when we reached the bubble last night and who no longer have chips today. We can hold them as examples now of what not to do. Sure, it was all nice that they made the money. We spent more than our fair share of time celebrating their efforts. Now, though, there isn't much special about surviving. To be successful now, you're going to have to make it until tomorrow.
Out of the 7,319 players who began this quest, 574 are still alive. Of those folks, 90 of them are flying the PokerStars flag. At the top is the U.K.'s JP Kelly, who is happily sitting on a million chip. He will lead Johnny Lodden, Jason Mercier, Vanessa Selbst, William Thorson, Greg DeBora, Gualter Salles, and Andre Coimbra toward Day 6.
There is also a large contingent of Supernovas, sponsored players and qualifiers who have a chance at going deep. At the top of that pack is Supernova Bryan Pellegrino from Danbury, New Hampshire. Pelliegrino has 1,240,000
The remaining 7.8% of the starting field is sitting down now to play a total of four levels. Expect somewhere in the neighborhood of 250 players to end with us tonight at 10:15pm.
In the meantime, sit back and enjoy the show. This is where it gets interesting.