2007 World Series of Poker Main Event Day 4

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2007 World Series of Poker
Main Event Day 4

Main Event Day 4 action will intensify as we will go another 6 levels. The length of levels (120 minutes each), breaks and dinner break will be unchanged from prior days.

Total number of players to date:
  • Day 1A: Total players entered 1,287, players that survived 447
  • Day 1B: Total players entered 1,545, players that survived 589
  • Day 1C: Total players entered 1,743, players that survived 659
  • Day 1D: Total players entered 1,783, players that survived 641
  • Day 2A: Total players combined 1,036, players remaining 350
  • Day 2B: Total players combined 1,300, players remaining 447
  • Day 3: Total players combined 797, players remaining 337
  • Day 4: Total players remaining 337
Here are the blinds and ante accomplished for this round of play:
  • Level 18 $6000/$12000 with $2000 ante
  • Level 19 $8000/$16000 with $2000 ante
  • Level 20 $10000/$20000 with $3000 ante
12:10 p.m. Players are being allowed to enter the Amazon room here at the RIO for another scheduled 6 levels of play. Day 4 of the Main Event will start soon.

12:12 p.m The order to 'Shuffle up and Deal!' was heard around the room, and play is underway. Action will finish up time left on level 17 and then begin level 18 play with blinds of $6000/$12000 with a $2000 ante.

12:35 p.m. There has to be nothing worse than to bustout on the first hand of play, but that is what happened to Peter Hill who had 208,000 chips when he moved all-in with pocket K's only to be stonewalled by another players pocket A's. The remaining cards were no help to either player and Hill gathered his belongings and went to the rail. Same thing happened to Steven Prentky who was short stacked with 52,000 chips. Prentky was on the button when he pushed his chips to the middle with Ac 6c, to end up defeated by the two pair (9's and 4's) of Andrew Barnes.

12:52 p.m. Mimi Tran had to leave the tournament when her pocket 9's lost out to another players pocket Q's. Hasan Habib was also eliminated after his two pair (K's and 2's) were trounced by the set of 2's belonging to Mike Sousa. Television producer for the Simpsons, Sam Simon followed these two great players to the sidelines after paired 10's beat the K J Sam had.

1:10 p.m. Players are dropping like flies right now. New to the list of the fallen are Matt Shepsky, Darrell Dicken and Josh Miranda. Josh had a particularly hard way to leave after his full house (10's/9's) was run over by another players full house (J's /10's). Others who began as short stacks may be close behind like Hans 'Tuna' Lund who began the day with 68,000, Steve Sung who started with 64,000, Ken Weiner with 87,000 and holder of 7 WSOP gold bracelets Billy Baxter 105,000 chips.

2:00 p.m. It is on fire here in the Amazon room. The pace of eliminations has picked up even more since the last post, leaving 290 players in the field. Among those lining up to get their winnings due to elimination are Hans Lund (320th), Steve Sung, Mark Sanchez, Bob Preston, Ut Nguyen, Laurence Hughes and Alex Melnikow. Actor Tobey McGuire who started the day with 131,000 chips was crippled on one hand and then broken with another, resulting in one more player leaving the Main Event. That may have not been too bad for Tobey as he actually started getting camera shy when ESPN cameras were at the table he played at. He actually got up, left and came back with a hooded sweatshirt that he pulled over his head. A world famous actor in 3 blockbuster movies, (Spider-Man 1, 2 and 3), playing at the Main Event and he's camera shy? We'll tack it up to Main Event stress.

3:05 p.m. Gone from the Main Event now are Steve Crockett, Wayne Johnson, Jason Lester, Amanda Baker, Noel Schwartz and Matt Cohen. But some players are running over other contenders like steamrollers, like Josh Evans who started with 400,000 and is now up to 1,900,000 as current chip leader, Ryan Lawrence beginning with 671,000 and is now up to 1,325,000 chips, Allen King beginning with 400,290 is up to 1,200,000, Christian Togsverd with 666,000 vaulted up to 1,250,000 and Richard Harris going from 374,000 to 1,170,000 chips. There are about 240 in the field at this point.

4:14 p.m. Sully Erna from the band 'Godsmack' has been eliminated from the Main Event. Number of players remaining is at 215. Matthew Hilger was also busted when his set of 2's lost out to the nut flush of Zachary Clark. Carlos Mortensen is no longer in the Main Event after Mortensen's all-in move with pocket J's were not enough to outdo another players pocket Q's. Play has reached level 18 with blinds at $6000/$12000 with a $2000 ante.

4:48 p.m. Sorel Mizzi was eliminated from the tournament. After a flop of Js 3d 7c, Mizzi went all-in and was called by Ed Betlow. Mizzi showed Kd Jc and Betlow produced Ah 7h. Turn card was a Ac and the river card was a 8d ending Sorel Mizzi's chance at the Main Event bracelet in 207th place. But he will take home $51,398 for his efforts.

5:17 p.m. Blind player Hal Lubarsky was busted out of the Main Event in 196th place. When that happened, Nolan Dalla called Hal to the podium to recognize his incredible and amazing effort. Hal will pocket $51,398 for an excellent performance that will be remembered by many who played in this years WSOP. Mike Souza and Conor Tate have also been eliminated. At this point there are 180 players left in Day 4.

7:03 p.m. Here is an example of the top players with chip counts so far. Adam White 2,900,000, Dario Minieri 2,120,000, Roy Winston 1,950,000, Gus Hansen 1,895,000 and Lee Watkinson 1,815,000. There are 5 players over 2 million and 28 players over 1 million in chips. And this meant the list of those no longer in the tournament has grown. Players like Cliff Pappas, Nick Binger, Matt Brady, Clint Schafer, Robert Varkyoni, Henry Ma, and Donna Blevins are gone. We are below 165 players at this time.

7:29 p.m. Just to let you know that someone does think about the unfortunate in this world, Milwaukee’s Best Light a sponsor of this years WSOP, is hosting the second annual Bubble Playoff tournament. It is a a free-roll poker event for the final nine players eliminated "out of the money" in this year’s Main Event. This will be extended to players who finished in positions 622 to 630, as 621 is where the payouts began. The winner will receive a freeroll seat to the 2008 Main Event and enough free beer to last an entire year! Players will soon break for dinner and be back in 90 minutes.

9:04 p.m. Dinner break is over and play has resumed. Word from tournament officials is that play will continue for 3 hours or whenever 99 players are left. Current count is 153 players still in the field. Some of the top pros still in the field include Lee Watkinson, Cory Carroll, Roy Winston, Scotty Nguyen, Mark Ellerbe, Gus Hansen who dropped to 629,000 chips but never count him out until his chips are 0, Francois Saffiediene, Huck Seed, Berry Johnston, Humberto Brenes, Chad Brown, John Spadavecchia, Brian Tracy, Thor Hansen, Maria Ho, Peter Feldman and Billy Baxter.

9:37 p.m Gus Hanson is on the comeback trail as he just pulled in a big pot of $300,000 with a full house (7's/10's). This put him at just over 1 million in chips. Dag Martin Miikkelsen just crossed the 3 million mark after busting Jeff Weiss who was number 2 in chips on Day 3.

10:35 p.m. Branson Adams was recently eliminated from the Main Event. David Levi and Billy Baxter are both close to the rail with just 168,000 and 155,000 chips respectively.

11:08 p.m. There are 140 players left at the tables. Recent eliminations are Billy Baxter, Peter Feldman, Claude Cohen, Thor Hansen, Mickey "Mouse" Mills and Samuel Padgett.

2:20 a.m. Saturday July 14 By the time the day ended there were 112 players left. Action will start at noon with a goal of 5 levels of play or until 27 contenders are left standing. David Levi was among those in the final eliminations of Day 4.

Top 50 players with chip counts:
  1. Dag Martin Mikkelsen -- 3,740,000
  2. Charis Anastasiou -- 2,672,000
  3. Richard Harris -- 2,662,000
  4. Avi Cohen -- 2,392,000
  5. Jeff Tunkel -- 2,323,000
  6. Alex Kravchenko -- 2,274,000
  7. Hevad Khan -- 2,200,000
  8. Ryan Elson -- 2,137,000
  9. Paul Spitzberg -- 1,963,000
  10. Sven Niklas Heinecker -- 1,908,000
  11. Tuan Lam -- 1,900,000
  12. Lee Watkinson -- 1,860,000
  13. Nicolas Atlan -- 1,837,000
  14. Adam White -- 1,820,000
  15. Kevin Farry -- 1,800,000
  16. Scott Freeman -- 1,793,000
  17. Josh Evans -- 1,792,000
  18. Julian Gardner -- 1,777,000
  19. Philip Yeh -- 1,775,000
  20. Raymond Rahme -- 1,763,000
  21. Paulo Loureiro -- 1,761,000
  22. Stefan Mattsson -- 1,704,000
  23. Lee Childs -- 1,657,000
  24. Hoa Nguyen -- 1,645,000
  25. Gus Hansen -- 1,604,000
  26. Jeff "Mr. Rain" Banghart -- 1,600,000
  27. Markus Gonsalves -- 1,596,000
  28. Ronald Kluber -- 1,559,000
  29. Matt Keikoan -- 1,556,000
  30. Huck Seed -- 1,546,000
  31. John Kalmer -- 1,536,000
  32. John Spadavecchia -- 1,428,000
  33. Rep Porter -- 1,426,000
  34. Roy Winston -- 1,420,000
  35. Cory Carroll -- 1,415,000
  36. Kirk Morrison -- 1,393,000
  37. Francis Cagney -- 1,318,000
  38. Jeff Weiss -- 1,253,000
  39. Reagan Silber -- 1,232,000
  40. Daniel Alaei -- 1,219,000
  41. Tom Peterson -- 1,200,000
  42. David Tran -- 1,187,000
  43. Philip Hilm -- 1,183,000
  44. Scotty Nguyen -- 1,175,000
  45. Jeff Bryan -- 1,152,000
  46. Jerry Yang -- 1,150,000
  47. Floyd Clark -- 1,146,000
  48. Humberto Brenes -- 1,140,000
  49. Cody Slaubaugh -- 1,139,000
  50. Justin Sadauskas -- 1,115,000
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