Day 4 of the second-largest WSOP Main Event began with 1,286 runners already guaranteed a minimum $15,000 (INR 10.28 Lac). The day ended with the field coming down to just 354 players. While each of the 354 survivors is guaranteed $34,845 payout, they all will be eyeing the top prize of $10 Million (INR68.68 Crores) and the coveted gold bracelet. It’s Canadian player and a qualifier from 888poker – Dean Morrone who emerged as chip leader, topping 354 survivors with 4,980,000 chips.
Three Indians Still Alive & The Rest 7 Players Gone!
As many as 10 Indians had returned for Day 4 play among the 1,286 but only three of them could make it to Day 5 of the world’s most prestigious event. Bagging the biggest stack among them was none other than Kartik Ved who has already cashed in this Main Event last year, finishing 128th for $57,010 (INR 39.20 Lac). He will be looking to better his previous score when returns for Day 5.
Ved had started day 4 as the chip leader among the 10 Indians and he retained his position, ending the day with a stack of 2,243,000 (93 big blinds). The two other Indians who will be joining him on Day 5 are London-based Yudhishter Jaswal (1,333,000 – 56 big blinds) and the young gun Akshay Nasa (670,000 – 28 big blinds), who is better known for his exploits and scores on the online felts.
7 Indians finished in the money on Day 4 and among them Goonjan Mall (1,115th for $15,000) was first to exit. Following him with slightly bigger payouts were Jaideep Sajwan (1,055th for $15,970), Romit Advani (1,005th for $15,970), Siddharth Karia (944th for $17,135), Aditya Kasaraneni (864th for $18,535), Aditya Agarwal (844th for $18,535) and Ankit Ahuja (822nd for $18,535).
The most notable among the Indians ITMs was Aditya Agarwal who had won the DPT Colossus Main Event for INR 31,00,000 in May this year. This ITM finish in the Main Event was the third cash at the 2019 WSOP for Agarwal who holds most ITM finishes at the Main Event among Indians.
— Aditya Agarwal (@AdiAgarwal_int) July 9, 2019
Three WSOP Main Event winners – Johnny Chan, Chris Moneymaker and Qui Nguyen had made it to Day 4 but they all got busted on the day. However, there are plenty of notables still in the mix and some of them include Day 3 chip leader Preben Stokkan (2,900,000), former American footballer Richard Seymour (2,750,000), former WSOP bracelet winners Antonio Esfandiari (2,583,000) and Craig McCorkell (2,580,000), Romain Lewis (2,368,000), Dario Sammartino (2,302,000), Todd Brunson (1,151,000), Mike Matusow (726,000) and 2013 WSOP Main Event runner-up Jay Farber (436,000).
Canada’s Dean Morrone bagged the biggest stack of 4,980,000 (208 big blinds) and he will be returning for Day 5 later tonight among the the 354 survivors to battle it out for the coveted title.
Top 10 Chip Counts At Day 4 End:
1st: Dean Morrone – 4,980,000
2nd: Lars Bonding – 4,040,000
3rd: Michael Messick – 3,925,000
4th: Warwick Mirzikinian – 3,900,000
5th: Henrik Hecklen – 3,862,000
6th: Mihai Manole – 3,781,000
7th: Robert Heidorn – 3,700,000
8th: Sean Mills – 3,692,000
9th: Christopher Wynkoop – 3,563,700
10th: Andrew Brokos – 3,518,000