Day Six of the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event has reached the dinner break and just 37 players remain from the start of day field of 68.

Following this customary 90-minute recess, cards will go back in the air for two more levels before players call it a night one last time before we determine this year’s November Nine on Monday.

The now-completed afternoon session was filled with a number of major developments.  Here are some of the highlights:

A New Chip Leader

Anton Morgenstern, from Berlin, Germany rocketed into the chip lead at about 6 pm for the first time, overtaking the previous big stack, Chris Lindh.  The amazing part about Morgenstern's trip to the top of the count is that it came as a steady build, with the German taking down numerous seven-figure pots to work his way to up near 20 million.  He's posted four cashes at the WSOP so far, including two this year and two last year.  Morgenstern currently sits atop the poker world with more than 19 million in his stack.

The Matador is Still in the Ring

Carlos Mortensen remains very much alive in the Main Event. When defending champion Greg Merson was eliminated on Day Five, the Spaniard became the lone previous World Champion still in the hunt. Mortensen has 6,455,000.

An interesting side note is that Mortensen is also the last Main Event champ to win another gold bracelet after winning the Main Event. Mortensen's second gold bracelet victory took place in 2003, two years after he won in 2001.

A November Niner Repeat?


Steve Gee is the lone Main Event finalists from last year who is still alive in the Main Event.  Gee, who finished ninth in 2012, appears to be good shape at the moment, with an above-average stack.  Should he make the final table, he would become only the tenth player in history to make back-to-back Main Event final tables and the first to do it since Dan Harrington pulled off the feat in 2003 and 2004. He's currently got 2,460,000 chips, which is below average, but almost double what he started the day with.


The Dream is Over

For 31 players who started the day with chips, the dream is already over. Among the more accomplished players who went out already are Jonathan Jaffe (42nd), two-time bracelet winner Vitaly Lunkin (46th), bracelet winner Jim Collopy (51st), Noah Schwartz (52nd), Brett Richey (55th), UK footballer Steven Watts (59th), and Tyler Cornell (68th).

Girl Power

Jackie Glazier started Day Six as the only female player remaining in the field.  Day Five started with six females, but Glazier was the lone survivor.  Fortunately for her, she began the day in 14th place. Following six hours of action, Glazier has been in a few tough spots, including being all-in for her tournament life three times. She survived all of them and heads to dinner with 3,730,000.


Some Numbers


All remaining players are now guaranteed a payout worth at least $185,694.

The average chip count at the moment is 5,150,000.

There are 14 nations will players still remaining in the Main Event.  The following countries are represented:  Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Holland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Spain, and the United States.

Here is a look at the top ten counts headed into dinner break:

1. Anton Morgenstern – 19,000,000
2. Chris Lindh – 13,725,000
3. JC Tran – 10,465,000
4. Jay Farber – 9,890,000
5. Jason Mann – 9,500,000
6. Yevgeniy Timoshenko – 8,110,000
7. Marc McLaughlin – 7,580,000
8. Matthew Reed – 6,650,000
9. Fabian Ortiz -6,500,000
10. Carlos Mortensen – 6,455,000