The 2017 World Series of Poker $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event drew a massive field of 7,221 entries this year, the third largest in the poker tournament’s history. From that sea of players who flooded the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino, there are now only 27 players vying for the championship bracelet and the first-place prize of $8,150,000.
Day 6 began with 85 players, which means that 58 players hit the rail before play was halted for the night. Among those to bust on day 6 were 2014 WSOP $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. champion Chris Wallace (32nd – $214,913), Brandon Meyers (42nd – $176,399), Dario Sammartino (43rd – $176,399), Max Silver (45th – $176,399), Connor Drinan (56th – $121,188) and 2016 sixth-place finisher Kenny Hallaert (64th – $101,444).
Day 7 is set to resume at 12:00 p.m. local time. The final 27 players are all now guaranteed a payday of at least $263,532. Surely they have their eyes set on the next goal of making the final table, which will guarantee them a minimum of $1,000,000 and the chance at the title of poker’s world champion.