Day 4 of the World Series of Poker Main Event is now in the books after another thrilling day at the tables for the players. The players that came into the day had to negotiate the bubble period before cementing themselves into the paying places.
Once the day had finished the field had been reduced to just 291 players with Matthew Haugen being the one to finish up with the chip lead. He amassed 2,808,000 chips, giving him an almost 500k advantage over Zach Jiganti in second place.
Of the notables still involved, Griffin Benger and Dan Smith are the highest ranked after building up stacks of 2,329,000 and 2,229,000 respectively. Brian Hastings is also in the top ten with a chip count 2,079,000, meaning we have some very strong players left in the event.
— Griffin Benger (@GriffinBenger) July 12, 2014
Bagged 2.2m heading to 6k/12k!
— Dan Smith (@dansmithholla) July 12, 2014
As for the eliminations, the biggest name was Phil Ivey who fell in 430th place whilst he was also joined on the rail by the likes of Phil Galfond, Angel Guillan, Olivier Busquet, Faraz Jaka and Jonathan Little. It was a good performance by each player to have even made it this far but they will obviously be disappointed not to have made deeper runs.
I’m out of the Main Event. Thank you for all the support this Summer.
— Phil Ivey (@philivey) July 12, 2014
— Faraz Jaka (@FarazJaka) July 12, 2014
The action returns again today where we should get ever closer to determining which players will be making that illustrious final table. Come back again tomorrow to read our next update on the WSOP Main Event.
The Current Standings
1st) Matthew Haugen – 2,808,000
2nd) Zach Jiganti – 2,364,000
3rd) Griffin Benger – 2,329,000
4th) Michael Finstein – 2,316,000
5th) Bruno Politano – 2,280,000
6th) Dan Smith – 2,229,000
7th) Andoni Larrabe – 2,195,000
8th) Kyle Keranen – 2,157,000
9th) Farid Jattin – 2,135,000
10th) Brian Hastings – 2,079,000