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Johnny Chan Among Chip Leaders at 2010 WSOP

by Poker Team

Less than an hour ago, the cards flew up in the air ringing in day 5 of this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event with 205 players remaining from the original starting field of over 7,000. Most of the world’s best known poker pros have fallen by the wayside though a handful still remain among the throngs of amateurs taking their shot at poker immortality. Everyone still in play has already earned close to $50K apiece but the dream of greater riches is almost within site. Of the pros remaining in the field, the highlighted bold face names include 2-time main event winner and poker legend Johnny Chan, Theo Jorgensen and Brandon Cantu. In particular, Chan has ridden some stellar play throughout the top of the leaderboards since very early on.

Though long considered one of poker’s elite, Chan has been on a major drought, not capturing any bracelets since 2005. In addition to the aforementioned pros still in contention, internet sensation Bryn Kenney remains a force to be reckoned with as pro after pro fell early and often throughout a brutal day 5, including Evelyn En, Hoyt Corkins, Scotty Nguyen and Jason Mercier. Still in contention for the title are brothers Robert and Michael Mizrachi, who both met at a final table early on in this year’s series at the $50K Player’s Championship.

With 205 players remaining, here are the top 5 chip leaders at the 2010 WSOP

1 Evan Lamprea 3,564,000
2 Michael Skender 3,527,000
3 Joseph Cheong 3,357,000
4 Duy Le 3,186,000
5 Theo Jorgensen 3,088,000

9 Johnny Chan 2,259,000

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