Day 5 of the 2010 World Series of Poker came to a close after the elimination of 368 November Nine hopefuls, and when the final hand was dealt and completed for the night, Evan Lamprea had the biggest stack — 3,569,000. Snapping at the heels of Lamprea were Micael Skender, who ended the night with 3,527,000, Joseph Cheong, with a stack of 3,357,000, Duy Le, who will return to a stack of 3,186,000, and Theo Jorgensen, who's got 3,088,000.
Out of the three-million-chip group, Jorgensen is surely the biggest name. The Dane recently took down the WPT Grand Prix de Paris in May and is riding that momentum here in Vegas. In one hand, our reporters caught up with Jorgensen raised to 38,000 and one of the last women standing, Dorothy VonSachsen, moved all-in for about 75,000 from the button. Jorgensen made the call with when it got back to him and was out in front against VonSachesen's . The board ran out and VonSachsen was sent to the rail.
Jorgensen put a dent in the Mizrachi brothers earlier in the day by eliminating Danny from this year's WSOP Main Event. Mizrachi moved all in preflop for his last 67,000 and was called by Jorgensen in the big blind showing . Mizrachi had two live cards with and was the first player to make a pair — on the flop. At that point, brother Michael arrived at the table to sweat the rest of the action. He called for a nine on the turn and got the instead — no help to Jorgensen. The river would not be so kind as Jorgensen managed to catch the to make a king-high straight, better than Mizrachi's jacks and nines.
That leaves us with two remaining Mizrachi brothers, and it's no surprise it's the two who already have a WSOP bracelet to their names, Robert and Michael. Robert started out strong by taking a huge pot from Jason Mercier early in the day but fell on hard times and ended with a paltry 224,000. Michael, on the other hand, who was one of the shortest stacked brothers to start the day, won a few timely coin flips and worked his way to 1,793,000.
Tony Dunst, who bulldozed through the field on Day 4 and began Day 5 as the leader, was unable to hold on to most of his stack and finished the night with a mere 375,000 — down but not out. Joining Dunst in the field for Day 6 will be [B]Eric Baldwin, Theo Tran, David Benyamine, Jean-Robert Bellande, Scott Clements, Alexander Kostritsyn, Phil Galfond[B/], Team PokerStars Pros William Thorson, Johnny Lodden, JP Kelly and Gualter Salles, who managed to turn 1,000 into 939,000 in truly spectacular fashion.
Two-time WSOP Main Event winner Johnny Chan managed to stay near the top of the leaderboard once again, and he certainly has what it takes to win the big one. Chan earned back-to-back titles in 1987 and 1988, and if he is able to win a third title in 2010, he would become only the second player to win three Main Event titles, joining the late Stu Ungar who snagged titles in 1980, 1981 and 1997.
Chan increased his stack to 2.7 million late at night after he took a massive pot and eliminated Garrett Adelstein. The latter chose a horrible time to move all-in after a raise-reraise war preflop with Chan. Adelstein finally got his remaining 970,000 in the middle with only to be devastated by Chan's call with . The board ran out to send Adelstein home and give Chan a large sum to add to his stack.
The title of Last Woman Standing for 2010 WSOP Main Event now belongs to Breeze Zuckerman. It came down to Zuckerman and Dorothy Von Sachsen, but with Von Sachsen's elimination before the final break of the night, Zuckerman joins Annie Duke, Mario Ho, Leo Margrets, Wendeen Eolis and Tiffany Michelle, on the list of final females in the WSOP Main Event. The lone lady for 2010 will return to a stack of 1.1 million in chips when play resumes of Thursday.
A few players who won't be back for Day 6 include Brent Hanks, Steve Billirakis, Brett Richey, Dash Dudley, Jason DeWitt and Will Failla.
The race to the November Nine restarts Thursday at 12 p.m. and PokerNews will have all the action in our WSOP live reporting blog.
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