Leading the 78 remaining players in the race for the November Nine at the World Series of Poker on Day 7 will be Danish poker pro Theo Jorgensen. After ending Day 5 near the top of the leaderboard, the Dane was able to stay strong throughout Day 6 and by the end of the night had amassed a stack of 8,450,000.
Jorgensen's rush on Thursday night came during the last level of play in a clash of big stacks that sent Fokke Beukers to the rail. Jorgenson made it 105,000 to go preflop and was three-bet by Beukers to 275,000. Jorgensen called and the two saw a flop of . Jorgensen was greeted with a bet of 425,000 from Beukers, which he called. The turn brought the and Beukers checked to Jorgensen, who bet 600,000. Beukers then moved all-in for just more than 2 million in chips and Jorgensen snap-called with two pair, . He was in a great spot against Beukers' one pair, . The didn't improve Beukers, sending him to the rail in stunning fashion.
Although Jorgensen was the player with the most chips, Day 6 of the Main Event might as well have been called the Michael Mizrachi Show. Mizrachi jumped up to the number two spot just as play was winding down for the night, after being a threatening presence for the entire day, holding the chip lead himself for much of it. Mizrachi soared from just under 2 million to his current 7.5 million by consistently collecting chips from the players around him and, at one point, winning a seven-handed pot on a board holding . Whether it was a timely raise, a hero call, or a big fold, Mizrachi looked as if he made all the right moves on Thursday, never putting himself in jeopardy.
Mizrachi looks poised to chip his way all the way to a seat at the Main Event final table come November but if he does make it, he'll have to do it without brother Robert Mizrachi at the table, thus no repeat of the Player's Championship final table. The older Mizrachi was sent packing when he moved his last 196,000 in the middle of the table from under the gun and was called by Josue Sauvageau. Mizrachi showed but found himself behind as Sauvageau revealed . As Mizrachi's railbird yelled for tens and hearts, the dealer peeled off . The turn was the , leaving Mizrachi with only two outs, the ten of diamonds or the ten of clubs. The river was a meaningless and Robert's deep run in the Main Event came to an end.
Team PokerStars Pros Johnny Lodden and William Thorson, along with Tony Dunst, David Benyamine, Scott Clements, Eric Baldwin, Adam Levy, Pascal LeFrancios, Bryn Kenney, Matthew Jarvis and Matt Affleck will be back for another day with stacks ranging from 1,600,000 (Dunst) to 6,200,000 (Thorson). Redmond Lee, Sergey Rybachenko and Jacobo Fernandez will all be below the 1,000,000 mark when they return for Day 7 but will be returning nonetheless.
Johnny Chan will not join Stu Ungar as a three-time Main Event champ this year and will not tie Phil Hellmuth's record for the most WSOP bracelets. His run at title number three and bracelet number 11 came to an end when he ran his jacks (after moving all-in from the cut-off for 550,000) into the aces held by Jonathan Driscoll. Chan was crippled about an hour earlier in a 4 million chip pot when he ran pocket kings into an opponent's pocket aces.
The dream of capturing 2010 Main Event title came to an end for Matthew Reed, Todd Witteles, Christian Harder, Jesper Hougaard, J.P. Kelly, Theo Tran, Tristan Wade, Phil Galfond, Dragan Galic and Matt Keikoan on Thursday.
The 78 players who lasted through Day 6 will convene Friday at 12 p.m. and will not end the day until there are just 27 remaining. PokerNews will have all the action for you in our WSOP live reporting blog.