Only 68 Remain on WSOP Main Event Day 6 Only 68 Remain on WSOP Main Event Day 6

There’s only 68 players left in the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event, as the tournament heads into the final stretch and prepares for it’s penultimate day.

While there are still 68 who are fighting to be a part of this year’s November Nine, Day 5 saw its share of notable eliminations as well. The impressive showing of 2012 Main Event Champion Greg Merson came to an end as he busted in 150th place yesterday, as did the deep run of WSOPE Main Event Champion Annette Obrestad, as she bowed out in the 83rd spot.

Big names that also hit the rail on Day 5 include Greg Mueller, Kristy Gazes, Scott Freeman, Vivek Rajkumar, Brandon Steven, Marvin Rettenmaier and, for those of you keeping track, the infamous Josh “JJProdigy” Field.

When Beverly Lange was eliminated, Australia’s Jackie Glazier found herself to be the last woman standing in the tournament, and all eyes will be on her as she finished with a top 12 chip stack at the end of the night. Everyone will also be watching Carlos “The Matador” Mortensen. The 2001 Main Event Champ, while not yet ever battling for the chip lead, has been holding steady and is still in contention on Day 6.

Southern California’s Sami Rustom sits with the overnight chip lead, at just over 7 million in chips, followed closely by Marc McLaughlin, Jason Mann and Maxx Coleman. Among those joining them in returning today will be professional poker players Yevgeniy Timoshenko, David Benefield, Noah Schwartz, Jonathan Jaffe, JC Tran and Brett Richey.

Finally, the last of the 2012 Octo-nine, Steve Gee, is still in the hunt to try to make back-to-back trips to the WSOP Main Event final table.

Play of the 44th Annual WSOP Main Event resumes at 12PM PST with chip counts and updates to be found on WSOP.com.