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2010 WSOP Reflection Part 11 – The tournament takes shape in Day 5

August 31st, 2010 No comments
Phil Galfond

Phil Galfond survived the lights and the camera's at ESPN's Featured Table to advance to day 6

8 days into the Main Event, you began to see the tournament really take shape.  On day 5, players had logged 33 hours of play into this event, and were guaranteed a payday of at least $24,079.  But the attraction now of the 574 remaining players was clear: How do I now make the November 9? 

The man that stood the best chance was the one with the most chips, and that honor belonged to the smoothly dressed Tony Dunst.  Nicknamed “Bond” because he’d wear a suit and tie to the office (aka the Amazon Room) and put his skills to work at the table, properly stacking chips en route to a $1.5 million chip count. Read more…