All the way down on the leaderboard, Oliver Biles started Day 5 with a mere 8 big blinds and looked down at pocket tens in the first hand. He moved the chips in and picked up the blinds and antes to get into double-digit territory again.
Over at table 468, Toby Lewis was still stacking the chips from his overnight bag while raising to 50,000 from early position. In the small blind, Joshua Field took his time before three-betting to 200,000. Lewis, still stacking, four-bet shoved all in and Field folded after three minutes.
Out of a field of 6,650 total entries in the flagship event of the 2021 World Series of Poker, only 292 hopefuls remain in contention for Day 5 of the Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event Championship. They have already locked up at least $33,900 for their efforts and the next pay jump awaits with 288 players remaining.
PokerStars ambassador and 2019 PokerStars Players No Limit Hold'em Championship champion Ramon Colillas leads all the survivors when the action resumes at noon local time in the Amazon room of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.
The Spaniard will return with a stack of 5,007,000 in chips and has several contenders hot on his heels including Demosthenes Kiriopoulos (4,500,000), Stephen Song (4,417,000), Stephen Chidwick (4,376,000), and Zachary Mcdiarmid (4,093,000).
Day 5 Top 10 Chip Counts
Dragana Lim has claimed a top ten stack for the second day in a row and will return with 3,801,000 in chips after a topsy turvy Day 4. She is one of five women still in contention and is joined on Day 5 by Fatima Nanji (2,307,000), Melissa Bryne (807,000), Mimi Luu (459,000), Marle Spragg (302,000).
Another storyline for Day 5 includes the two remaining former WSOP Main Event champions. Chris Moneymaker was among the chip leaders mid-way through Day 4 before he dropped back into the middle of the pack and will return with 621,000 chips. Furthermore, Qui Nguyen will also aim to earn a second title in the pinnacle live poker event of the year and starts his journey on Day 5 with a stack of 1,146,000.
Plenty of other notables made the cut such as Alex Goulder, Andy Spears, Toby Lewis, Jareth East, Chance Kornuth, Nick Petrangelo, Jason Koon, Matt Berkey, and Koray Aldemir to name all but a few.
Day 5 will recommence in level 21 with blinds of 12,000/24,000 and a big blind ante of 24,000. A total of five two-hour levels are scheduled to bring the tournament one step closer to crowning a champion in the days to come. The PokerNews live reporting team will be back on the floor to provide exclusive updates from start to finish.
The 2021 WSOP Main Event in Numbers
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