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2005 World Series of Poker
Main Event
Day 4

Event #42 No Limit Texas Hold'em World Championship July 12 Day 4
185 players have begun Day 4 of the Main Event with the goal of reaching between 100 and 150 contestants, again narrowing the field of those who wish to reach the final table. Yesterday saw the elimination of many players once the in the money positions were reached such as Layne Flack leaving in position 194 ($39,075), James Meehan at position 195 ($39,075) and Michael Mizrachi at 230 ($33,197). There are other players such as 2004 WSOP champion Greg Raymer, (who has his chip stack at over 1,000,000), that are in a very good position to begin this round of the tournament. And some who are short stacked at this point such as Paul Darden with 60,000, Mike Wattel with 62,500 and Dutch Boyd with 92,000 that have their challenge set before them.

UPDATE 3:10 p.m.
140 players are left after some eliminations. Paul Darden is out, Dutch Boyd is out, David Plastik, James Pollack and Joe Beevers of the Hendon Mob gone. We'll have to bring up where each finished later because so much is happening so fast. But Mike Wattel who started on the short stack has been doubling and even tripling up on a couple of hands to build his stack of chips. Greg Raymer is the "Monster Player of the Moment" as he has taken pots uncontested for the past 20 min.

UPDATE 5:12 p.m.
Tim Phan is the new chip leader with 1,750,000 in chips after winning an all in against Nani Dollison who is now out of the tournament. Without Nani we have 112 players left at the tables. The following players went out in these positions, Paul Darden 160, David Plastik 147, Joe Beevers 150 and James Pollack 159. Each will receive $46,245 from the tournament. Dutch Boyd who went out in 177th will get $39,075. Greg Raymer's stack is up to 1,500,000. Other big piles include Mike "The Mouth" Matusow 1,260,000, Johnny Howard 1,250,000, John Juanda 1,100,000, Oskar Silow 1,000,000 and Farzad Bonyadi with 1,000,000. J.C. Tran unfortunately was busted earlier.

UPDATE 8:16 p.m.
The number of players is down to 93 and we have learned that Howard Lederer was taken out in 132nd ($54,965). Also Joe Toth, Peter Hedlund, Alejandro Pacheco, Tom Drotleff, Samir Shaktoor, Josh Prager and John Pappas have been eliminated. On the other end of the spectrum, it is estimated that Greg Raymer, Farzad Bonyadi, and Oscar Silow control approximately $7,000,000 in chips between the three of them....at the same table!

UPDATE 9:55 p.m.
Current count of players at the tables: 82. The chip stacks have been swinging wildly as the average stack is now 683,000. Greg Raymer lost huge portions of his stack and was low as 700,000, but won a couple of good hands to put him back around 1,500,000. The two million chip club is now made up of Rod Pardey Jr. with 2,350,000, Derek Dix having 2,090,000, Shane Bartholomew with 2,020,000, Steve Donnenmann with 2,000,000 and Patrick Hayden 2,000,000. And with the current pace of play, these figures may change before this hits the Internet!

UPDATE 12.53 a.m.
Player count is at 70 which is way past the low end range of 100. ESPN want the players to keep playing for another hour instead of giving them a break for the evening. The two million chip club has only 3 members now, they are Tim Phan with 2,500,000, Phil Ivey with 2,100,000 and Tex Barch 2,000,000. Greg Raymer is around 1,300,000.

UPDATE 1:30 a.m.
At noon tomorrow, 58 players will pick up where they left off continuing to play until 27 are left. Greg "Fossil Man" Raymer took a big hit to his chip stack losing 580,000 which reduced his count to 766,000 25 min ago. A lot of eliminations took place in the last 43 minutes. One being Russell Hamilton a former WSOP champion went out in 59th ($145,875). Other notables that went out today were Patrick Madden in 64th ($124,835), Shane Bartholomew in 81st ($107,950), Marcello Del Grosso in 83rd ($91,950), Webber Kang in 86th ($91,950) and Can Kim Hua in 89th ($91,950). These players were the top 10 according to chip count for Day 4:

  • #1 Tim Phan -- 3,244,000
  • #2 Mike Matusow -- 2,561,000
  • #3 Farzad Bonyadi -- 2,402,000
  • #4 Steve Danaman -- 2,143,000
  • #5 Phil Ivey -- 2,027,000
  • #6 Tex Barch -- 2,025,000
  • #7 Tiffany Williamson -- 1,992,000
  • #8 Johnny Howard -- 1,806,000
  • #9 Scott Lazar -- 1,629,000
  • #10 Tuan Vu -- 1,571,000

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