WSOP Main Event: 12 UK & Ireland Players Through To Day 5!

WSOP Main Event

The 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event is well and truly in the money places after the 720 players who started the day with high hopes were reduced to just 282 over the course of five 120-minute levels. Amongst those 282 players are 12 of our boys who are on course to go all the way in poker's biggest tournament.

Officially out best placed player is Niall Farrell from Lugar Agrshin who will start Day 6 with 829,000 chips; good enough to place him 87th. If we want to go all unofficial then we will continue to adopt Nick Abou Risk who is in 36th place with 1,287,000 chips – he is residing in Dublin after all!

Our surviving players are chipped up as follows:

PositionNameChips
36Nick Abou Risk1,287,000
87Niall Farrell829,000
94JP Kelly778,000
104James Brodie705,000
105John O'Shea701,000
134Craig McCorkell618,000
145Daniel Sauva586,000
190Derek Chisholm399,000
207Sam Holden358,000
235Chuck Clark300,000
255James Keys218,000
260Keith Johnson191,000

The man they all have to catch is Paul Volpe who bagged up 2,750,000 chips when the tournament director called time on proceedings whilst Erik Hellman (2,216,000), Dave D'Alesandro (2,093,000), Kyle Bowker (2,081,000), Erich Buchman (2,076,000) and Elisabeth Hille (2,014,000) all ended the day with over 2,000,000 chips.

Other notables still in the field include Leo Wolpert (1,835,000), Vanessa Selbst (1,678,000), Erik Cajelais (1,600,000), Andrew Lichtenberger (1,150,000) and a whole host of other extremely talented players besides.

Join the action over on the Main Event Live Reporting pages from 20:00 UK time for full coverage of this amazing tournament, one that is heading towards the grand finale at blistering pace!

WSOP Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts

PositionNameChips
1Paul Volpe2,750,000
2Erik Hellman2,216,000
3Dave D'Alesandro2,093,000
4Kyle Bowker2,081,000
5Eric Buchman2,076,000
6Elisabeth Hille2,014,000
7Andras Koroknai1,971,000
8Amit Zulkowitz1,961,000
9Eric Legoff1,947,000
10Nicco Maag1,899,000

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