The World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event is undoubtedly the most prestigious tournament in live poker, held once a year at Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Just a while back, we wrapped up proceedings on Day 4 of the tournament with Indian hopes for the elusive championship title still narrowly alive.
The day began with 10 Indians in contention among 1,286 players, all in the money and guaranteed a pay-out of at least $15,000 (~INR 10.28 Lakh). Goonjan Mall picked up this min-cash earlier today, busting in 1,115th. Most of the Indian contingent soon followed him, bagging slightly bigger prizes.
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 were the next to go. PokerStars Pro Aditya Agarwal kept us updated as usual through his Twitter feed:
Remember though, none of these players will be looking at the smaller prizes, since a whopping $10,000,000 cash prize has been set aside for the winner of this tournament, along with going down in the history books as the winner of the second biggest WSOP Main Event till date. With Johnny Chan, Chris Moneymaker and Qui Nguyen busting on the day, no former Main Event champs are left in the money.
However, there are plenty of notables still in contention including multiple bracelet winners Antonio Esfandiari (2.58 million) and Craig McCorkell (2.58 million), Romain Lewis (2.36 million), Dario Sammartino (2.3 million), Todd Brunson (1.15 million), Mike Matusow (726k), 2013 WSOP ME runner-up Jay Farber (436k).
Canada’s Dean Morrone (pictured below) leads the chip counts at the moment with a massive stack of 4.98 million after winning his seat to the ME via an 888poker qualifier. With only $10,000 in previous live earnings, Morrone has already more than tripled this tally and it’ll be one hell of a story if he manages to go on to ship the title.
Ved is well above the average stack of 1.4 million, bagging 2,243,000 chips at the end of play today while Jaswal is slightly below the average stack, holding 1,333,000 chips. Nasa lost a portion of his stack after chipping up early during the day and ends with 670,000 chips which is around 33 BBs at this point of time.
Day 4 top 10 chip counts:
There’s so much to play for as there heroes hit the tables on Day 5 of the 2019 WSOP Main Event. Stay tuned to GutshotMagazine.com for all timely updates from Las Vegas!
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