Event 6: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Mixed-Max
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Joe Tehan Leads The Way Into Day 2 of the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Mixed-Max

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Joe Tehan

Welcome to Day 2 coverage of Event 6, the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Mixed-Max. A field of 409 came to play and following 10 levels on Day 1, 112 players bagged up chips to ensure their return on Day 2. Per the unique structure of this event, Day 2 action will be six-handed. The top 44 players will make the money and play is scheduled to commence until 32 players remain. From there, Days 3 and 4 will consist of heads-up matches until one player is left standing to capture the coveted WSOP bracelet.

Joe Tehan had an outstanding Day 1 and leads the way with 219,000 - the only player to cross the 200,000 chip mark. No stranger to tournament success, Tehan has 22 career WSOP cashes including two final tables. The highlight of his poker career came back in 2006 when he won the WPT Mandalay Bay Poker Championchip for $1,033,440. He will surely be looking to add a WSOP bracelet to his résumé this summer and with a cash in Event 4 earlier in the week, he is off to good start.

Here are the top 10 chip counts entering Day 2:

PlayerChips
Joe Tehan219,200
Aaron Jones167,100
Marvin Rettenmaier166,500
Raja Kattamuri149,100
Gavin Smith138,600
Warwick Mirzikinian126,000
Jared Jaffee121,800
Bryce Yockey110,500
John Duthie99,800
Ben Tollerene98,000

Plenty of other notables remain, too. Among them are Chris Klodnicki (95,000), Victor Ramdin (93,700), Adam Geyer (93,600), Will Failla (91,200), Brian Rast (89,700), Eugene Katchalov (87,300), Olivier Busquet (82,900), Jason Somerville (50,600), Shaun Deeb (43,700), and Faraz Jaka (24,200).

The cards will be in the air at 1pm local time, about 90 minutes from now, so keep it here throughout the Day as we play down to the final 32 to players.