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2018 World Series of Poker Main Event Down to 26 Players

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Jul/11/2018

Day 6 of the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event wrapped up in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the 7,874-player field down to its final 26 players and a final table to be determined later today (likely during the overnight hours).  Someone will walk away with just shy of $9 million and a handful of new millionaires will be made in the process.

Those final 26, who will play down to the final nine players on Wednesday afternoon, are led by Aram Zobian. The poker pro from Rhode Island bagged up the chip lead with 41,585,000 in chips. It’s a sizable lead with Artem Metalidi in second with just 30,845,000.

“I can’t even comprehend how good I’m running right now,” said Zobian after bagging up his stack. “[I’m] definitely blessed. I’ve never ran this good in a tournament. Not even close. Hopefully that will be true for tomorrow as well.”

One of the bigger names still in the hunt, 2009 Main Event champion Joe Cada. He sits near the bottom of the chip counts with 8,850,000. Despite his experience running deep in this event, the two experiences are completely different.

“My first one I was Day 1C chip lead and was double average, playing comfortably the whole time until maybe the final 15 [players],” said Cada.  “This one, it’s a much different dynamic, playing shorter and grinding more. I’m much more disciplined this time around because I don’t think people give me credit as much. My image has changed, so I have to kind of change as well.”

Bracelet winners Yueqi Zhu, Eric Froehlich, Ivan Luca and Barry Hutter also made it through the day with Zhu finishing just outside the top five with 19,245,000. He won his first bracelet earlier in the summer by taking down the $1,500 mixed Omaha hi-lo event. Hutter comes into Day 7 as the stack with just 2,250,000.

Top 10 Chip Counts:

1st: Aram Zobian - 41,585,000
2nd: Artem Metalidi - 30,845,000
3rd: Antoine Labat - 28,445,000
4th: Michael Dyer - 26,515,000
5th: Alex Lynskey - 22,045,000
6th: Yueqi Zhu - 19,245,000
7th: Kao Saechao - 18,985,000
8th: Martijn Gerrits - 17,790,000
9th: Nicolas Manion - 17,630,000
10th: Eric Froehlich - 15,285,000

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

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