WSOP: Fast-paced Main Event Carnage Reigns on Day 6, Aram Zobian Leads

Artem Metalidi finished Day 6 with the second biggest chip stack.

One day after a power outage wreaked havoc on the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event, the remaining 109 players returned to action and continued with a breakneck pace of eliminations with 83 more players being shown their way to the cashier while just 26 remain in contention for the $8.8 million first-place prize.

Aram Zobian finished Day 6 with 41,585,000 and the overall chip lead. That lead could have been much larger had he not lost a massive pot to Ukrainian Artem Metalidi with ace-king versus kings. Metalidi finished with the second largest stack thanks largely to that hand. Metalidi wound up with 30,845,000.

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France’s Antoine Labat spent a good chunk of the day with the chip lead and finished with 28,445,000, good enough for the third biggest stack.

Joe Cada remains in contention for a second Main Event title after surviving Day 6 with 8,850,000. Sylvain Loosli is also looking for the second Main Event final table appearance of his career, bagging up 11,635,000 at the end of the night.

Included in the 83 players who were eliminated on Tuesday were Shannon Shorr, James Obst, Brian Yoon, Kelly Minkin, Stefan Huber and New Jersey‘s own Michael Lavenburg.

Shaun Deeb, the last remaining former #1-ranked PocketFiver in the field, was also eliminated, finishing in 105th place for a $57,010 score and the 13th of his summer. Deeb has now managed to cash in the Main Event three times during his career.

Clayton Fletcher‘s elimination in 28th place was supposed to draw play to a close on Day 6, but Jorden Fox was eliminated on another table just seconds later, leaving the field with just 26 players to go.

The 26 players will return to play Wednesday and work their way down to a final table of nine, starting at Noon PT.

Final 26 Chip Counts

  1. Aram Zobian – 41,585,000
  2. Artem Metalidi – 30,845,000
  3. Antoine Labat – 28,445,000
  4. Michael Dyer – 26,515,000
  5. Alex Lynskey – 22,045,000
  6. Yueqi Zhu – 19,245,000
  7. Kao Saechao – 18,985,000
  8. Martijn Gerrits – 17,790,000
  9. Nicolas Manion – 17,630,000
  10. Eric Froehlich – 15,285,000
  11. Paulo Goncalves – 15,230,000
  12. Tony Miles – 14,945,000
  13. John Cynn – 14,750,000
  14. Alexander Haro – 12,940,000
  15. Hari Bercovici – 12,775,000
  16. Frederik Jensen – 12,100,000
  17. Sylvain Loosli – 11,635,000
  18. Ryan Phan – 9,545,000
  19. Joe Cada – 8,850,000
  20. Ivan Luca – 8,820,000
  21. Konstantin Beylin – 8,305,000
  22. Ming Xi – 7,550,000
  23. Jeff Trudeau – 5,090,000
  24. Nirath Rean – 4,950,000
  25. Bart Lybaert – 3,825,000
  26. Barry Hutter – 2,250,000