Saturday, July 12, 2008
DOWN TO JUST 189 !
Only 189 players remain at the end of Day 4 , of the WSOP Main Event, which means that we have waved goodbye to 6,655 hopefuls, who were all dreaming of the $9m first prize.
All remaining are guaranteed a $38,600 payday, but that is chicken feed, compared to the riches on offer.
Jeremy Joseph leads the way with almost 2.2m in chips, but plenty of big names remain in contention, including Gus Hansen 1.36m, Allen Cunningham 1.27m, Jeff Madsen 770k, Phil Hellmuth 570k and Mike Matusow 550k.
We said goodbye to former champion Johnny Chan and Evelyn Ng, who was the most high profile female player remaining.
Well up the leaderboard is Shawn Sheikan with 1.5m , he is famous mainly for his two "run in's" with Matusow at the 2005 event and on High Stakes Poker, with Hellmuth also involved in the latter, if you saw either incident, you will remember them. Expect fireworks if we get a rematch !
For those of you that are in the "internet poker is rigged" camp, take a few minutes to read through the highlights of yesterday's action on the WSOP site, there were plenty of runner-runner blows delivered. Live or online, **** happens !