Online Poker

Grinder Rules But Chan is No More

by Omar

For 10-time WSOP bracelet winner, and former 2-time Main Event champion, his dreams of capturing an unprecedented 3rd World Champion will not becoming to fruition. Early on in day 5, Chan had the unfortunate cooler of running his pocket Kings into his opponents pocket Aces, leaving his stack completely crippled and making it all but impossible for him to have the fairytale ending poker pros had been yearning for. Instead of having enough chips for a deep run, Chan was instead fighting for his tournament life, ultimately losing the remainder of his stack when his pocket Jacks fell victim to pocket Aces once again. It was Chan’s best showing in several years though the glory would not be his.

Meanwhile, it was another popular pro who continues to steal the headlines as he remains near the top of the leaderboard. Having already captured the prestigious $50,000 Players Championship, Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, is enjoying his greatest World Series of Poker in his illustrious career. Towards the end of the day, he ranked in the top 10 with over $5 Million chips, well over 200 Big Blinds, giving him plenty of room to maneuver. He is currently the odds on favorite to take down the whole tournament, capping a rollercoaster of a year for him.

By the end of the day, just 81 players remained on 9 tables and players could begin to smell a potential victory. The current chip leader is a Danish poker pro named Theo Jorgensen with over 8.45 million chips while the grinder has $7.7 million himself. These two players will be tough to beat given their experience at high stakes tournament poker.

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