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WSOP Main Event Gets Ready For Day 6 With Newhouse In The Lead

Last year’s WSOP 9th place finisher is leading the remaining 79 players after day five of 2014 WSOP main event draws to a close. Mark Newhouse will be looking to build upon his already formidable stack going into day six and secure his place the first of last year’s top nine to make the final table.

Mark Newhouse leads field of 79 after day 5 at WSOP main event.

Displaying patience, Newhouse picked his plays meticulously and put in the chips where it counted to make everyone at the table pay. Now sporting the chip lead, he’ll no doubt be able to dictate the course of subsequent hands barring any deviation from his current mode of play.

Chicago native Matthew Hauten was initially in the lead, but things quickly changed as the first level came to a close. Zach Jiganti emerged as the big stack until a surprising pair of hands from Bruno Positano made short work of his chips.

Griffin Beneger then took up the lead only to bust at level 25 with jacks against queens on the featured table. The day continued with ups and downs for many, eventually settling on a final field of many players who had also made it through day 5 in the past. Among them were Scott Palmer, Bryan Devonshire, and the last woman standing Maria Ho.

OCA News Editor