WSOP Main Event Day 4 – Haugen Leads 291

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Day 4 of the World Series of Poker Main Event is now in the books after another thrilling day at the tables for the players. The players that came into the day had to negotiate the bubble period before cementing themselves into the paying places.

Once the day had finished the field had been reduced to just 291 players with Matthew Haugen being the one to finish up with the chip lead. He amassed 2,808,000 chips, giving him an almost 500k advantage over Zach Jiganti in second place.

Of the notables still involved, Griffin Benger and Dan Smith are the highest ranked after building up stacks of 2,329,000 and 2,229,000 respectively. Brian Hastings is also in the top ten with a chip count 2,079,000, meaning we have some very strong players left in the event.

As for the eliminations, the biggest name was Phil Ivey who fell in 430th place whilst he was also joined on the rail by the likes of Phil Galfond, Angel Guillan, Olivier Busquet, Faraz Jaka and Jonathan Little. It was a good performance by each player to have even made it this far but they will obviously be disappointed not to have made deeper runs.

The action returns again today where we should get ever closer to determining which players will be making that illustrious final table. Come back again tomorrow to read our next update on the WSOP Main Event.

The Current Standings

1st) Matthew Haugen – 2,808,000

2nd) Zach Jiganti – 2,364,000

3rd) Griffin Benger – 2,329,000

4th) Michael Finstein – 2,316,000

5th) Bruno Politano – 2,280,000

6th) Dan Smith – 2,229,000

7th) Andoni Larrabe – 2,195,000

8th) Kyle Keranen – 2,157,000

9th) Farid Jattin – 2,135,000

10th) Brian Hastings – 2,079,000