2017 World Series of Poker Main Event Day 5: Max Silver and Antoine Saout Among Top Ten Stacks – CardPlayer.com

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At the end of the fifth day of the 2017 World Series of Poker main event only 85 players remain from the starting field of 7,221. That means that the field is down to the top 1.2 percent of finishers, and the money on the line is starting to get serious. The remaining 85 players are all now guaranteed a minimum payday of $72,514. Surely each and every remaining player has their eyes on the $8,150,000 first place prize and the championship bracelet, which is now less than a week from being awarded to this year’s poker world champion.

The chip leader going into day six is Robin Hegele with 9,990,000. (Fun fact: that is just shy of 200 starting stacks, which were 50,000 in this event.) The German player has less than $50,000 in prior live tournament earnings, which means that no matter what happens he has already secured his largest career cash.

There are plenty of recognizable names still left in the main event after day 5. 2017 WSOP $3,000 six-max limit hold’em bracelet winner Max Silver ended the day in third chip position with 8,665,000. The British-born Dublin, Ireland resident has over $3.3 million in live tournament earnings and is in prime position to add a healthy chunk of money to that number with a deep run in this event.

France’s Antoine Saout is also inside the top ten, ending the night in eighth position with 8,260,000. Saout is one of a handful of former WSOP main event final table finishers still in the field. He was part of the second ever November Nine in 2009. He finished third that year for $3,479,670. Other former November Niners still in with a shot at making their second

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