James Hobbs has taken over the chip lead after Day 5 of the 2022 WSOP Main Event, but the big story is that Argentinian Rapstar Papo MC is in the Top 5 with only 123 players left.
Facts and Figures 2022 WSOP Main Event
- Buy-in: $10,000
- Players: 123 left of 8,663
- Prize Pool: $80,782,475
- First Prize: $10,000,000
- Average: 4,225,854
James Hobbs chip leader with only 123 left
US Amateur James Hobbs took over the chip lead on Day 5 of the 2022 WSOP Main Event with only 123 left.
All of them have secured themselves a minimum of $62,500, but now the pay jumps are getting big as there is a staggering $10,000,000 up top.
Argentinian Rapstar Papo MC in the Top 5
Big story of Day 5 is that PokerStars ambassador and Rapstar Alejandro Lococo is in the Top 5!
Papo MC made the final table last year and is in contention for back-to back Main Event Final Tables!
Córranse de mi camino, tengo un sueño que cumplir.
Día 5 del Main Event de la World Series of Poker pic.twitter.com/eJDmBT543b
— Papo MC 🔥🦅 (@PapoMcArg) July 11, 2022
Other big names still left in the field are defending champion Koray Aldemir, Kenny Tran, Espen Uhlen Jorstad, Rok Gostisa, Marco Johnson and 2020 WSOP Main Event winner Damian Salas.
Watch 2022 WSOP Main Event Day 5 here:
VIP-Grinders Last Longer Bet Tibor Niuly busts in 180th place
The winner of the $10,000 VIP-Grinders Last Longer Bet Tibor Niuly fought hard and nursed a short stack for a long time.
In the last third of Day 5 Tibor was unfortunately sent to the rails in 180th place for $53,900. Nevertheless, a fantastic performance by the GGPoker online qualifiier, who turned an online satellite into $63,900!
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