Saturday, July 16, 2011

WSOP Main Event Day 4

Manoj Viswanathan ended day 4 above the 2 million chip barrier and was the only one to do so as the main event field burst the bubble to get to the money.

Our top 5 chip stacks line up as follows:

Manoj Viswanathan - 2.12m
Sam Barnhart - 1.93m
Pius Heinz - 1.89
Stephane Albertini - 1.87m
Daryl Jace 1.85m

378 players lasted the day and will be back for day 5. Among them are a host of notable pros including Kevin Saul, Eli Elezra, Jean-Robert Bellande, JP Kelly, and Erick Lindgren.

The 2011 WSOP Main Event bubble boy was Reza Kashani. After less than an hour of hand-for-hand play 2010 November Niner Joseph Cheong busted Kashani to send him to the rail empty handed. The actual bubble boy is never the one who misses out these days however, as Kashani was given a 2012 Main Event seat, so Dylan Linde is the poor guy who really goes away empty handed.

The remaining 693 players were all now guaranteed the $19,359 min-cash and the chips started to fly. Huge pots appeared all across the Rio and when the dust settled 378 players were able to last the day and maybe, just maybe, start to dream about coming back in November.

Day 5 is now underway and anyone looking at the biggest stacks will reconise a player who's managed to amass a huge stack of over 2 million: Max Heinzelmann - I can only assume he's using his image from what has to be one of the moet talked about hands of the WSOP Main Event so far.


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