In 2015 Kelly Minkin was on a deep run in the Main Event. She made it all the way to Day 6 and a 29th place finish for $211,821. This year Minkin is crushing again and with just 310 players left Minkin is 6th in chips with 3,459,000 going into Day 5. The Main Event is a marathon but it’s hard not to start dreaming of a final table appearance for Minkin. Speaking of final tables Barbara Enright who made the final table of the Main Event in 1995 also made it to Day 5 with a short stack of 275,000.
Ema Zajmovic, the first and only woman to win a WPT title, will be back on the felt with 851,000, and Mina Greco who made the final table of WPT Choctaw in 2015 returns with 282,000. Ming Xi (1,933,000), Xi Yang (1,595,000), Chrystal Utley (789,000), and Natalie The (481,000) all made it to Day 5 as well. The players are guaranteed $37,705 at this point.
Unfortunately Day 4 saw a lot of players hitting the rail too, incl. Katie Stone Cappuccio in 378th, Liv Boeree in 379th, Kristen Bicknell in 492nd place, Jessica Dawley in 543th, and Loni Harwood in 721st – just to name a few.
The very best of luck and run good to all the women still left in the field on Day 5.