WSOP Event #68 $10K NLHE Main Event Day 4
There are only 237 of the original 6,420 entries into the Main Event remaining, just 3.7% of everyone who entered. However, there are
8 9 of 150 (yes, not 149!) Pacific Northwest players left. Okay, that’s just 5.3% 6%, but that’s actually 2 three whole players more than the statistical average (well, two three-and-a-half, but the only half player in the Northwest is yours truly).
The ringer in the field has been Binh “Jimmy” Nguyen, who was confused in the official reports as a Vegas pro with the same name. He finally got recognition when he placed 437th for $21.8K. He’d nearly doubled his stack on Day 1C, then ended Days 2C and 3 with virtually the same number of chips, until he shot up to over a quarter-million chips on Day 4. He made it through three payout levels, and nearly cleared a fourth before busting and claiming his fourth cash of the series.
The players remaining in Day 5 are still at the $34K payout level. Payouts over $100K don’t begin until 63rd place. Blinds in the first level of Day 5 will be 8K/16K with an ante of 2K.
UPDATED: Two eliminations as of 1:40pm. Tommy Hang and Vivek Rajkumar. It was Hang’s third cash of the series and Rajkumar’s only cash.
UPDATE: [3:15pm] Two more down. Cole Jackson and Terik Brown. Number 4 this year for Cole (including just missing a bracelet in Event #22), and the solo for Terik.
UPDATE: [5:00pm] Shahriar Fahim is out in 155th place. Meanwhile PNW players Jonas Mackoff and Noah Merritt tangle.
UPDATE: [8:00pm] Players are on dinner break. Noah Merritt is out in 132nd place.
NOTE: The official report for the end of day 4 did not include Terik Brown, so his rank and chip count at the end of the day are not included in the table below and he wasn’t included in the original version of this report.
|In the Money Finish Position||Rank End of Day 4||Rank End of Day 3||Player||State||Chips End of Day 3||Chips End of Day 4|
|352||95||Gareth Struivig De Groot||BC||513,000|
WSOP Daily Deepstacks $235 NLHE 7/10
Mark Daniel Hughes of BC cashed yet again this summer, placing 30th in a 372-entry field.
Upcoming Las Vegas Series Events
- There are Daily Deepstacks at the WSOP through the 14th.
- The Venetian Deepstack Extravaganza has the first of three entry days to a $2M guarantee NLHE event ($5K buy-in), with a $600 satellites tonight.
- Tomorrow at Bellagio is a $2,140 NLHE Seniors tournament.
If you haven’t seen them already, check out my PokerNews story on the ages of final table players at the Main Event, and my write-up of my evening playing poker with Oregon poker phenom Angela Jordison at the Encore $35K last night (she went on to take second place; I went out in the middle of the field, natch).