Rustom Takes the Lead as Rettenmaier Exists in WSOP Main Event
Sami Rustom has soared ahead to take the lead late in Day 5 of the World Series of Poker Main Event. After the dinner break he was ahead with over 7 million chips and he finished the day with 6.5 million.
However, the last couple of days have seen some big names fall, most noticeably Doyle Burnson who was knocked out by Sergei Stazhkov.
Brunson had bet 86,000 and Stazhkov re-raised to go all in. Buronson called all-in for 204,00 with K-19, Stazhkov showed a pair of 10s. The flop didn’t help Brunson and it was the same story with the turn and the river cards and Brunson exited at 6pm to a round of applause.
Brunson, now 79 years old, won the Main Event in 1976 and 1977.
He began the Day 4 with 626,000 chips and was won of 410 players left in the tournament.
Another noticeable exit was reigning BLUFF Player of the Year Marvin Rettenmaier, he busted in 99th place after being bested by Carlos Mortensen. There are now just 28 players left competing in the Main Event.