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Dan Colman Atop Dinner Break Counts on Day 5

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  • Dan Colman may be building toward a second huge WSOP win as he has the Day 5 dinner break lead.

The 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event has headed to a one-hour dinner break with just 127 players left in the event, and it's Dan Colman sitting atop the chip counts with 7.995 million.

Colman, of course, has experienced major success here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino before, winning the $1 Million Big One for One Drop in 2014 for over $15 million. That was part of an epic $22 million year for Colman, and he'll again be the talk of the poker world if he can continue to crush in the Main Event.

Colman, who came into the day second in chips with 3.711 million, moved into the lead early in the day when he eliminated Joseph Potts on a completed board of {j-Spades}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{a-Hearts}. Potts moved all in on the river with {k-Spades}{3-Spades} for two pair, but Colman held {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts} for top set on the flop.

More recently, Colman came out on top of a big confrontation with two-time bracelet winner Dan Heimiller. Three players checked a flop of {q-Spades}{7-Spades}{3-Hearts}, and a {4-Spades} on the turn prompted a bet of 275,000 from Colman. Heimiller jammed in his whole stack of 1.755 million, and Colman eventually called with {k-Spades}{9-Spades} for a flush. Heimiller held {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts} and needed to fill up, but the {a-Hearts} river missed him.

A pair of Canadians, Michael Niwinski (7.355 million) and Griffin Benger (7.08 million) trail Colman in the counts, followed by James Obst (6.08 million) and Vojtech Ruzicka (6 million).

Niwinski, featured here on PokerNews, made a full house for a big pot and then got in with a combo draw against an opponent who had top two on his rush to the top. He also eliminated Todd Brunson with {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs} against Brunson's {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}.

Players joining Brunson on the rail in the six hours before dinner included Mukul Pahuja (138th), David Pham (152nd), Sorel Mizzi (157th), Johnny Chan (180th), and Shaun Deeb (221st).

Play resumes at 7:45 p.m. local time.

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