Day five coverage of the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event continues tonight on ESPN with two back-to-back, one-hour premier episodes.
The pros continue to maintain their presence in the field, but who will make it to day 6?
At the feature table, Jean-Robert Bellande still holds court in seat 9, using his chips and his lips to great effect while day four chip leader, Manoj Viswanathan, tries to resurrect his rapidly diminishing stack.
On the outer tables, former Facebook executive, Chamath Palihapitiya is alive and kicking as is 2010 “November Niner” Joseph Cheung.
The ever-present Ben Lamb, one of the few early chip leaders still proving to dominate, is once again the focus of attention and continuing to collect chips. His rival Tony Hachem is looking to repeat his brother's success in 2005 but has a tough table draw with Lamb and up-and-coming shark Matt Gianetti, who is quickly establishing himself as one to watch in this tournament.
Join hosts Lon McEachern and Norman Chad as they bring you all of the action complete with hole cards and the traditional Tuesday night format poker fans have come to expect from ESPN in terms of World Series of Poker action.
A starting field of 6,865 players entered the $10,000 buy-in event this year, creating an enormous $64,531,000 prize pool which will make the eight finalists all millionaires and the winner will walk away with $8,711,956.
Who will advance to day six and be one step closer to being one of the 2011 “November Nine?” The WSOP on ESPN brings you all of the excitement and the drama as the remaining players in gaming’s richest annual event come closer than ever to attaining poker immortality.