Day 4 of the Main Event was the day when 693 players could breathe a sigh of relief being secured the minimum cash of $19.359. 378 competitors are now ready for Day 5 later today.
852 players yesterday returned for Day 4 of the WSOP Main Event, finishing late last night. This was also the day when we finally reached the money.
The unfortunate title as the Main Event money bubble boy went to Reza Kashani, eliminated by Main Event third place finisher last year, Joseph Cheong. The hand for hand play lasted 46 nerve-racking minutes.
One of the biggest profiles in the Main Event failing to make another payday at the WSOP was 12-time bracelet winner Phil "The Pokerbrat" Hellmuth.
Other notables sent to the rail yesterday, nonetheless making the money, were Jake Cody, Shannon Shorr, Steve O'Dwyer, Dennis Phillips
, Vanessa Rousso, Blair Hinkle, Todd Brunson
and David Diaz.
Leading the field is American Manoj Viswanathan with 2.15 million chips, followed by Sam Barnhart holding 1.9 million and German Heinz Pius with 1.88 million.
Profiles in the top of the leaderboard include Ben "Benba" Lamb with 1.2 million, David Bach, who has already conquered a 2nd and 3rd place in WSOP 2011, holding 1.14 million, and young Swede Per Linde bagging a tad more than a million chips for tomorrow.
Daniel "KidPoker" Negreanu has had an awful WSOP but maybe the Main Event can make up for this. The Team PokerStars Pro is in a present 82th place after Day 4 with 619,000 chips. Average is 545,000.
The remaining 378 players are now all secured a minimum pay-out of $30,974.
Day 5 will kick off at noon local time later today. Four or five levels are scheduled for today's action, the tournament officials however making the call depending on the rate of bust-outs.
News and chip counts can be found on the WSOP website