NEWS FLASH:  Theo Jorgensen is WSOP Main Event Chip Leader

Johnny Chan among the Day Six Bust Outs

The 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event championship continued today with the play and conclusion of Day Six.  This was the sixth full day of competition for all players who remain alive in the tournament.  The Main Event actually began 11 days ago as the second largest live poker tournament in history, with 7,319 entrants.

Day Six began with 205 players.  After 4 1/2 levels of play lasting nine hours, only 78 players survived.  The surviving players -- consisting of nine tables -- will return Thursday for Day Seven.

The end of Day Six chip leader is Theo Jorgensen from Copenhagen, Denmark.  He currently has 9,300,000 in chips, which is an advantage over several players grouped around the 7,000,000 to 7,500,000 mark.  For a complete list of players remaining, along with their chip counts, click HERE.

Among those who did not fare as well on Day Six was back-to-back world champion Johnny Chan, who was eliminated in 156th place.  Chan experienced a nightmare scenario early in the day when he was dealt pocket kings.  The big hand came at the worst possible time, since another big stack belonging to Robert Pisano was dealt pocket aces.  Chan lost the hand and became short-stacked for the first time in the tournament.  He was eliminated about an hour later.  Other notable names who played Day Six, but will not return for Day Seven include – Jesper Hougaard (Copenhagen, Denmark), J.P. Kelly (Aylesbury, UK), Jimmy Tran (Houston, TX), Robert Mizrachi (Las Vegas, NV), Tomer Berda (Arsus, Israel), Phil Galfond (New York, NY), Russell Rosenblum (Las Vegas, NV), Todd Witteles (Las Vegas, NV) and Matt Keikoan (San Rafael, CA).

Breeze Zuckerman, from Moorpark, CA was also eliminated.  She was the last female in this year’s Main Event.  Zuckerman finished 121st.

The next stage of play is expected to trim the 78 remaining competitors down to 27 survivors -- or three full tables.  That session will be followed by the final day of competition at this summer's series, which plays from 27 players down to the final nine.  On July 17th the final table players will ultimately be determined, which is otherwise known as the “November Nine.”