Sorel Mizzi and Joseph Cheong Depart in Latest WSOP Main Event Broadcast on ESPN
The count down towards the November Nine continued this week on ESPN as two more episodes of World Series of Poker Main Event coverage focusing on Day 6 aired on Tuesday night.
David Bach was the overnight leader with a 4.7 million chip stack though the likes of Phil Collins, Ben Lamb, Sebastian Ruthenberg and Pius Heinz were all in touching distance of the WSOP bracelet winner.
Erick Lindgren made the first bold play of the evening after pushing the last of his 329,000 chips into the middle with A-9os. Minh Nguyen made the call from late position but was crushed with A-7s. The 4-9-4-T-5 board doubled E-Dog through to 697,000.
Lindgren was obviously in no mood for hesitant play after jamming all in post-flop soon after with a top pair of Kings. Lars Bonding tank called but was dismayed to find he was outkicked by his opponent. The blanked turn and river sent Lindgren past the 1 million chip mark.
2010 November Niner Joseph Cheong was the first notable casualty after running his A-Q into Phil Collins' pocket rockets. The 3-9-Q flop gave him hope but the turned 4 and rivered 5 ended Cheong's hopes of back to back final table finishes.
Collins' good run continued when he managed to crack Sam Holden's pocket queens with a modest 4-2s. Collins turned a set and though he managed to extract 105,000 from Holden, the latter eventually abandoned ship.
Sorel Mizzi's elimination rounded out the second episode. Mizzi had an 84 percent chance of winning a hand after flopping a full house but Alexandr Mozhnyakov counterfeited that premium holding on the river to send Mizzi to the rail in 95th place.