Two levels of play are complete on Day 6 of the Main Event. After 12 eliminations during the first level, 10 more were sent to rail during the past level. There are now only 46 players remaining.
Chris Lindh is now the current chip leader. He knocked out Jaime Kaplan on one the last hands before break, and now holds over 12 million in chips. His nearest competitor has only about 8 million.
J. C. Tran vaulted to the upper tier of the leaderboard as well. He won a big, all-in confrontation with Jorn Walthaus after Tran flopped a set to beat Walthaus’s pocket rockets. The hand put Tran above eight million in chips. He has since built his stack to over nine million, and entered the break as the chip leader.
A little while later, Tran doubled up Jackie Glazier, the lone remaining woman in the field. Glazier had two million in chips just before break. Carlos Mortensen, the 2001 Main Event champion, also scored a double up during this level. His beat Jorn Walthaus’s when Mortensen rivered a Broadway straight. Steve Gee joined the double up crowd as well, and later built his stack to over four million.
The break is schedule for 20 minutes. We’ll have updated chip counts from every table for you soon, and we’ll be back with live updates when players return to the tables.