Tony "Bond18" Dunst Leads World Series of Poker Main Event After Day 4Published on July 14th, 2010 4:58 am EST
Four full days of the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event have now been completed, and the remaining players are now in the money.
1,203 players were still alive at the beginning of Day 4, but only 574 managed to make it through the end of the day.
Tony Dunst, who is also known as “Bond18” online, finished Day 4 with a 1.55 million chip stack, which was good for the chip lead. The top five chip stacks were rounded out by Duy Le (1.46 million), Garrett Adelstein (1.44 million), Matt Affleck (1.40 million) and Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond (1.39 million).
The “money bubble” burst on Tuesday, as the top 747 spots paid out. The official “bubble boy” was Tim McDonald, who ran his pocket Queens into Ismail Erkenov’s Ah-2h. Unfortunately for McDonald, the flop came Ac-As-2d, the rest of his chips were tossed in the middle, and he was sent to the rail in 748th place. Don’t feel too bad for McDonald though, as he receives an automatic entry into next year’s main event for finishing just outside of the money.
The player that you should feel bad for? Angel Guillen, as he was the player who was eliminated in 749th place. Guillen moved in pre-flop holding pocket Aces and was called by somebody holding pocket Jacks. The flop brought a Jack, and Guillen was eliminated just outside of the money (and just outside of the free entry to next year’s main event).
As mentioned, there are currently 574 players left in the main event at the end of Day 4. Everybody who is still alive in the main event is guaranteed at least $24,079 for making it this far.
There are a bunch of notable names still alive in the main event. Here are a few:
Johnny Chan - 1,159,000
Scotty Nguyen - 632k
Hoyt Corkins - 572k
Bruce Buffer - 450k
Sammy Farha - 377k
David Benyamine - 329k
Cole South - 164k
Day 5 will get under way at 12 pm (local time) on Wednesday afternoon.
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