2009 WSOP Main Event Update: It’s Getting Interesting

Prahlad Friedman (foreground, right) shows his face about once a year and makes a deep run at the Main Event.

Prahlad Friedman (foreground, right) shows his face about once a year to makea a deep run at the World Series of Poker Main Event.

Day 5 of the 2009 WSOP Main Event wrapped early, with 185 remaining.

Warren Zackey will hold the overnight chip lead, stacked at 4,977,000. He’s followed by Kasper Cordes with 4,295,000.

Lots of big named pros are still alive. Among them are Tom Schneider (3,168,000), Fabrice Soulier, a frog (1,450,000), Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier, a frog (1,400,000), Phil Ivey (1,380,000), Theo Tran (1,205,000), Blair Hinkle (1,100,000), Joe Sebok (990,000), Peter Eastgate (927,000), Prahlad Friedman (760,000), Dennis Phillips (735,000), Kenny Tran (700,000), David Benyamine (640,000), Antonio Esfandiari (430,000), Lou Diamond Phillips (390,000), and the spectacularly-breasted J.C. Tran (360,000).

UPDATE: Lou Diamond Phillips was actually eliminated on the last hand of the night. Chaaaaveeeezzz! A moving tribute to LDP here.

Chip counts aren’t official yet, but those are close. Get a full recap here.

 

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