2016 November Niners Michael Ruane and Kenny Hallaert are still in with 85 left and a chance to make back-to-back WSOP Main Event final tables.
Both Ruane and Hallaert have middle-of-the-pack stacks but if either of them make the final nine they’ll be the most recent person to do it since Mark Newhouse in 2013 and 2014.
Hallaert has had a huge summer already, having made two WSOP final tables, while Ruane’s last live tournament cash was his 4th-place finish in last year’s Main Event.
Former November Niners Antoine Saout and Ben Lamb are also still in with a chance to make their second WSOP Main Event final tables.
Germany’s Robert Hegele leads overall with American Joshua Horton as the only other person with over 9 million.
Day 5 of the saw the field cut from 297 down to just 85. Everyone who’s still in is guaranteed at least $85,382.
Here’s the top ten chip counts, courtesy of WSOP.com:
Robin Hegele – 9,990,000
Joshua Horton – 9,360,000
Max Silver – 8,665,000
Frank Crivello – 8,500,000
Damian Salas – 8,400,000
Daniel Ott – 8,320,000
Karen Sarkisyan – 8,270,000
Antoine Saout – 8,260,000
Randy Pisane – 8,105,000
Joseph Dipascale – 7,450,000
Other name-pros advancing to Day 6 include Bryan Piccioli, Marcel Luske, Brandon Meyers, Dario Sammartino, Jonas Mackoff, Conor Drinan and Martin Finger.
The plan for Days 6 and 7 call for the field to be cut down to the final nine, all of whom will be guaranteed a $1 million payday.
And unlike every year since 2007, the final table will play out July 20-22 and forgo the three-month November Nine break.