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Mike is all smiles at this year's Main Event.

Brady Returns for Day 5 of the WSOP Main Event

LAS VEGAS, NV—Today is moving day at the Rio, with less than 310 players remaining in this year’s WSOP Main Event.

Among them is Mike Brady, Upswing Poker’s content manager par excellence, with a very respectable 686,000 chips. Heading into today’s play Mike reports that he feels “pretty good,” and that he’s “gonna get a massage to loosen up.”

Other notable players moving on to day 5 include Antonio Esfandiari, Shaun Deeb, and Joe Cada. Cada is the only former WSOP Main Event winner remaining in this year’s field. Leading in chips is Barry Hutter (5,597,000), who is fresh off a runner-up finish in a $3k NLH event.

Many familiar names are absent from day 5, including Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth.

Ivey busted in typical fashion, turning 9s9c into a bluff versus Brian Altman on a board of Qc-Js-2s-8s-3d. Altman tanked but ultimately called with QsJc. Hellmuth, despite a theatrical entrance to the series dressed as Thor, was struck down on day 3, well before the money bubble burst.

We’ll have an update after today’s play concludes. And best of luck, Mike!

Update: Mike busted in 260th for $42,980. Nice run!

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