Sunday, July 17, 2011



It was a bloody affair when David Bach and Max Heinzelmann were all in late ... Bach holding kings, Heinzelmann aces - with his tournament life on the line.

Bach got there ... but he didn't hit a king, he actually drew four cards to hit a flush - terrible way for our Day 4 "player to keep an eye on" Max Heinzelmann - he goes from Top 10 to out of the tournament in a few hours.

Bach, the 2009 50K H.O.R.S.E. WSOP Championship (now known as the Poker Player's Championship), is looking to solidify his legacy on the poker circuit - he goes into today's Day 6 play with the chip lead.

We were introduced to Pius Heinz earlier on Day 5 - he had the chip lead going into the dinner break - and now sits second, only a few antes behind Bach.

Kyle Johnson's late surge has him third on the board, while Phil Collins and WSOP POY candidate - the red-hot - Ben Lamb is still in it to win, placing fifth after Day 5 play.

Here is a list of notable players with at least 1M in chips...
David Bach 4,706,000
Pius Heinz 4,699,000
Kyle Johnson 4,654,000
Phil Collins 4,109,000
Ben Lamb 4,032,000
Aleksandr Mozhnyakov 3,462,000
Sebastian Ruthenberg 3,354,000
Bryan Devonshire 3,292,000
Sam Barnhart 3,065,000
Per Linde 2,986,000
JP Kelly 2,664,000
Vladimir Geshkenbein 2,536,000
Tony Hachem 2,067,000
Joseph Cheong 1,988,000 888,000
Stefan Huber 1,789,000
Christian Harder 1,624,000
David Sands 1,620,000
Jean-Robert Bellande 1,230,000
Ruben Visser 1,127,000
Minh Nguyen 1,100,000

It wasn't all roses on Saturday - Kevin Saul, who had a serious chip stack for days now, wasn't able to keep the momentum going, he was eliminated prior to the dinner break on Saturday.

Also gone is the man who held the chip lead heading into Saturday's play, Manoj Viswanathan - didn't take long for him to lose the chip and suffer elimination. Popular pro Daniel Negreanu also bowed out on Saturday.

Other notable Day 5 eliminations included: Former WPT Tour Champion Martin DeKnijff, Garry Gates, Fernando Brito, Matt Stout, Aadam Daya, Jon Friedberg, Joe Tehan, Jonathan Depa, Peter Jetten, Carter King, David Vamplew, Collin Moshman, Marvin Rettenmeier, Jared Jaffe, David Levi, Jon Turner and Freddy Deeb.

2011 World Series of Poker
World Series of Poker NLH Main Event
July 17-November, 2011

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino | Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Buy-in: $10,000 | Prizepool: $64,531.000 | Entries: 6,865

Bracelet Winner 170
Runner-Up 110
3rd place 95
4th place 85
5th place 80
6th place 75
7th place 70
8th place 65
9th place 55
10th place 45
11th place 40
12-14th place 38
15-17th place 35
18-20th place 32
21-23rd place 28
24-27th place 25

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