Cannuli, Matusow and Esfandiari Through to Day 5 of Main Event

Thomas Cannuli was among the 354 who survived a tense day four in the Rio last night, the ACR pro still on course to recreate his final table run in 2015 that saw him finish 6th and walk off with almost $1.5million…

By: Andrew Burnett

Mike the Mouth Matusow is still in with a fighting chance, one of the lower stacks but making up for it with the loudest voice as usual!

Former champions Chris Moneymaker, Johnny Chan and Qui Nguyen won’t be joining Mike when play resumes later today, however, all three busting and ensuring there will be a first time champion this year.

Allen Chainsaw Kessler has made a career out of min. cashing his way through tournament poker, but the Main Event money had always eluded him – until this year that is, breaking his duck a day ago and then nursing his way through to day five with a dream…

HighStakes pro Joseph subiime Cheong has already had a dream WSOP, but there may be more to come as he brings almost 2million chips back later this afternoon.

He’ll be joined by Daniel Hachem, son of former champ Aussie Joe Hachem and everyone will be chasing online qualifier Dean Morrone, the Canadian almost 1million chips clear in front, with $10million awaiting the eventual winner.

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