It's been a wild weekend at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas with the WSOP Main Event slashing and burning its field down to 36 players out of the original 6,650 entrants. On Sunday, Day 6 began with only 96 players left in the hunt for the bracelet at $8 million in cash for first place. However, shortly after Midnight, only 36 players remain.
The final 36 are scheduled to return to action on Monday morning where 27 of them will head to the cage but nine of them will lock up seats at the final table and secure a min-cash worth a million bucks. At this point, places 28 thru 36 pay out $198,550. Places 19 thru 27 pay out $241,800. Places 17 thru 18 pay out $305,000. Places 14 and 15 earn $380,050. Places 12 and 13 lock up $470,000. Both tenth and eleventh place pay out the same $585,000.
German pro Koray Aldemir began Day 6 as the overall chip leader. The chase pack caught up to him, but he still managed to add a little bit to his stack and bag 18.9M for fifth overall. Ramon Colillas, the Spanish Moneymaker, was the chip leader at the end of Day 4 and he was second overall at the end of Day 5. By the end of Day 6, Colillas had a healthy stack worth 18.2M and good enough for seventh overall.
The rest of the Top 10 at the end of Day 6 included Demosthenes Kiriopoulos, Joshua Remitio, Chase Bianchi, George Holmes, Alejandro Lococo, Ozgur Secilmis, and David Cabrera.
The other 26 lucky souls that are still alive include Vasu Amarapu, Jareth East, Mitch Halverson, Jack Oliver, Norbert Kob, Nicolas Vayssieres, Nicolad Dumont, Arkadi Onikoul, Jesse Lonis, Philipe Pizzari Pinto, Sean Ragozzin, Andreas Kniep, Denys Prydvor, Jung Woo, Matija Dobric, Jonathan Dwek, Bob Mitchell, Stephen Gerber, Glynn Beebe, Matthew Schulte, Chance Kornuth, Matthew Jewett, Lewis Spencer, Roongsak Griffeth, Ronnie Abro, and Ruslan Dykshteyn.
The last two women in the Main Event saw their fates end on Day 6. Canada's Fatima Nanji busted in 90th place, so Dragana Lim from Las Vegas took on the honor as the last woman standing in the Main Event. Lim busted in 64th place and her entire score worth $95,700 will be donated to her own animal rescue.
Nick Petrangelo and Stevie Chidwick were among the top pros who failed to survive the carnage on Day 6.
Notables who were among the 60 players that busted on Day 6 included... Alex Goulder, Tyler Cornell, Rob Cowen, Tonio Roder, Behrooz Jamshidi, Adam Walton, Alireza Amiri, Josh Field, Nick Petrangelo, Stevie Chidwick, Jason Osser, Mikiya Kudo, Nick Rigby, Gabe Sack, David Coleman, Yaniv Peretz, Josh Prager, Dragana Lim, John Morgan, Jake Toole, Chris Trang, Mike Nugent, Adam Duong, Heng Zhang, Asher Conniff, Stephen Song, Shai Abel, Fatima Nanji, Austin Lewis, and Niko Koop.
2021 WSOP Main Event
Players Remaining: 36
TOP 10 CHIP COUNTS - END OF DAY 6:
1. Hye Park (USA) 29,500,000
2. Demosthenes Kiriopoulos (Canada) 24,905,000
3. Joshua Remitio (USA) 21,490,000
4. Chase Bianchi (USA) 20,765,000
5. Koray Aldemir (Germany) 18,905,000
6. George Holmes (USA) 18,425,000
7. Ramon Colillas (Spain) 18,200,000
8. Alejandro Lococo (Argentina) 17,950,000
9. Ozgur Secilmis (Turkey) 14,700,000
10. David Cabrera (Spain) 14,530,000