Martin Jacobson On Top Again At WSOP 2014 Main Event

Jacobson is chip leader again
Justice was eventually served by Dan Smith

Things are getting very serious in the WSOP main event with just 27 players left in this year’s big dance at the end of day 6. Maria Ho’s second run as the last woman left in the event came to an early end when she busted in 77th and further exits followed for Brian Hastings (64th) Vitaly Lunkin (57th) and Isaac Baron (52nd.)

One of those still with chips in front of them at the end of the day was Dan Smith, who had an eventful day courtesy of a tablemate who seemed intent on getting under everybody’s skin. After being told by the tournament director that his clock allowance was being reduced due to incessant stalling, he found himself sitting on top set on the flop with Smith shoving for what was less than 2 BBs effective. Still it took him an age to act, pointlessly slow rolling Smith when he eventually flipped over his pocket aces and won.

That left the whole table wishing him a swift exit, and they got what they wanted within the hour when once again he made top set on a flop of {A-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}. Dan Smith was again the opponent and his decision to call a continuation bet with only {Q-Spades}{10-Spades} was rewarded when he hit runner runner {J-Hearts} {K-Clubs} for Broadway to exact retribution on his previous tormentor and bust him.

Play ended for the day after Matthew Haugen’s rollercoaster ride ended with his elimination in 28th place. Haugen started day 5 as chip leader, went down to less than 3 BBs, recovered to break the 10 million chip mark (100 BBs) on day 6 and then finally lost with {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs} against Brian Devonshire's {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}.

By the end of the day Martin Jacobson was once again chip leader and his 22,335,000 (186 BBs) puts him well ahead of the rest of the field. There are also numerous other familiar faces left in this such as former bracelet winners Luis Velador, Leif Force and Craig McCorkell, plus 2013 November Nine member Mark Newhouse. Selected stacks from day 6:

Martin Jacobson      22,335,000

Luis Velador             16,600,000

Dan Smith                10,335,000

Mark Newhouse        6,820,000

Bryan Devonshire     5,765,000

Monday (day 7) will be the last day of the series for the summer, after which we will be left with our nine players who will contest the final table later in the year. It’s shaping up to be a good one and we’ll have more updates from the closing stages tomorrow. 


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