Phil Ivey and Antonio Esfandiari Finish Day 6 Near Top of Leaderboard

Published on 2009-07-14 08:44:56

-- antonio esfandiari - wsop 2009 - main event --Day 6 of the World Series of Poker main event is now in the books.

185 players were still alive when play began on Day 6 of the World Series of Poker main event, and now only 64 remain.

Phil Ivey continued his surge up the leaderboard after nearly being eliminated on Day 5, and is now one of the main event chip leaders heading into Day 7.

Ivey, according to his most recent Twitter post, finished Day 6 with 6.345 million in chips, which should be good for third place overall.

Ivey made a major move on Day 6, adding around 5 million in chips.

Antonio Esfandiari, another well-known pro, also made a big move on Monday, finishing the day with around 5.61 million in chips.

Darvin Moon finished Day 6 as the chip leader, and he will take nearly 10 million in chips with him into Day 7. Billy Kopp also had a strong Day 6, and will take around 8.3 million in chips into Day 7.

Here are some of the other well-known names who are still alive in the tournament after Day 6:

Jeff Shulman (4.75 million)
Adam "Nestegg" Bilzerian (3.3 million)
Eugene Katchalov (3.3 million)
Fabrice Soulier (3.02 million)
Tom Schneider (2.90 million)
Dennis Phillips (2.30 million)
Joe Sebok (1.0 million)
Prahlad Friedman (840k)

Much respect to Dennis Phillips for making his second deep run in consecutive years - that's pretty impressive.

David Benyamine, Joe Hachem and Hac "trex313" Dang were some of the well-known names that hit the rail on Monday.

In just two days time, the "November Nine" will be set. Will Ivey and Esfandiari make it through to the final table? Can Dennis Phillips make his second WSOP final table in a row?

We're about to find out.


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