World Poker Tour
2008 World Series of Poker
Main Event Day 1A
Main Event Day 1B
Main Event Day 1C
Main Event Day 1D
Main Event Day 2A
Main Event Day 2B
Main Event Day 3
Main Event Day 4
Main Event Day 5
Main Event Day 6
Main Event Day 7
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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.
Main Event Day 4
Total number of players to date:
Here are the blinds and ante accomplished for this round of play:
- 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
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.
- Level 18 $6000/$12000 with $2000 ante
- Level 19 $8000/$16000 with $2000 ante
- Level 20 $10000/$20000 with $3000 ante
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
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:
- Dag Martin Mikkelsen -- 3,740,000
- Charis Anastasiou -- 2,672,000
- Richard Harris -- 2,662,000
- Avi Cohen -- 2,392,000
- Jeff Tunkel -- 2,323,000
- Alex Kravchenko -- 2,274,000
- Hevad Khan -- 2,200,000
- Ryan Elson -- 2,137,000
- Paul Spitzberg -- 1,963,000
- Sven Niklas Heinecker -- 1,908,000
- Tuan Lam -- 1,900,000
- Lee Watkinson -- 1,860,000
- Nicolas Atlan -- 1,837,000
- Adam White -- 1,820,000
- Kevin Farry -- 1,800,000
- Scott Freeman -- 1,793,000
- Josh Evans -- 1,792,000
- Julian Gardner -- 1,777,000
- Philip Yeh -- 1,775,000
- Raymond Rahme -- 1,763,000
- Paulo Loureiro -- 1,761,000
- Stefan Mattsson -- 1,704,000
- Lee Childs -- 1,657,000
- Hoa Nguyen -- 1,645,000
- Gus Hansen -- 1,604,000
- Jeff "Mr. Rain" Banghart -- 1,600,000
- Markus Gonsalves -- 1,596,000
- Ronald Kluber -- 1,559,000
- Matt Keikoan -- 1,556,000
- Huck Seed -- 1,546,000
- John Kalmer -- 1,536,000
- John Spadavecchia -- 1,428,000
- Rep Porter -- 1,426,000
- Roy Winston -- 1,420,000
- Cory Carroll -- 1,415,000
- Kirk Morrison -- 1,393,000
- Francis Cagney -- 1,318,000
- Jeff Weiss -- 1,253,000
- Reagan Silber -- 1,232,000
- Daniel Alaei -- 1,219,000
- Tom Peterson -- 1,200,000
- David Tran -- 1,187,000
- Philip Hilm -- 1,183,000
- Scotty Nguyen -- 1,175,000
- Jeff Bryan -- 1,152,000
- Jerry Yang -- 1,150,000
- Floyd Clark -- 1,146,000
- Humberto Brenes -- 1,140,000
- Cody Slaubaugh -- 1,139,000
- Justin Sadauskas -- 1,115,000