Salas Leads, Craft Turns All-Nighter Into Big Stack in WSOP ME

Mickey Craft
Mickey Craft had a ball on Day 5.

Ohio poker player Mickey Craft showed up for Day 4 of the WSOP Main Event an hour late, still drunk from the night before and proceeded to run up a massive stack.

Danielle “Dmoongirl” Andersen was at the table and tweeted updates on Craft's play through the day.

Her first tweet said Craft showed up to claim his 1.2 million stack, announced to the table he was still drunk and had slept for 45 minutes and then pulled off a big bluff with nine-deuce off-suit to take down his first pot of the day.

Later, Craft was moved to the feature table broadcast live on ESPN and PokerGO.

He went on to have a rollercoaster day, finishing the night by winning a massive 1.6 million chip pot against Travis Lutes to jump up to 3 million but dropping down to 2,389,000 by the time the chips went in the bag.

Craft made the final table in the $3k Limit Hold'em event earlier this summer, finishing third for almost $70,000. It was by far his biggest cash, accounting for most of his $78,099 lifetime winnings.

For making Day 5 of the Main Event he's guaranteed at least $35,267 and has a shot at up to $8.15 million should he make the final table.

Salas Leads, Comel and Hallaert Trailing

Damian Salas from Argentina finished the day with the biggest stack, bagging 4,678,000. He's trailed by France's Sebastian Comel with 4,198,000.

Salas is an accomplished player with over $900k in live earnings and over $3 million in online cashes where he plays under the screen-name pampa27.

2016 November Niner Kenny Hallaert also finished with more than 4 million. He spoke to PokerListings.com earlier in the day about his third consecutive deep Main Event run.

Kenny Hallaert4
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Here's the unofficial top ten chip counts courtesy of WSOP.com:

  • Damian Salas - 4,678,000
  • Sebastian Comel - 4,198,000
  • Kenny Hallaert - 4,145,000
  • JP Kelly - 3,923,000
  • Richard Gryko - 3,559,000
  • Cosmin Joldis - 3,518,000
  • Colin Moffat - 3,086,000
  • Jonas Mackoff - 3,076,000
  • Eyal Maaravi - 3,030,000
  • Valentin Messina - 2,979,000

A long list of other well-known players built big stacks on Day 4 including former November Niner Antoine Saout, Brit Charlie Carrel, Dario Sammartino, Martin Finger and Kathy Liebert, the first woman to ever win a $1 million prize in poker.

Dominik Nitsche, Isaac Haxton, Greg Mueller, Marcel Luske and Randy "nanonoko" Lew also advanced with over 1m stacks.

Everyone who played today had already earned a spot in the money but, unfortunately for 787 players, a lot of them busted short of the big prizes waiting higher up the payout ladder.

Among those busted were Barry Greenstein, Barny Boatman, Dutch Boyd, Scott Seiver, Anatoly Filatov, Nam Le, Michael Tureniec, Nick Schulman, Gavin Smith, Matt Glantz, Jeff Lisandro and Sofia Lovgren.

Tomorrow the remaining 297 players will return at 11am to play deeper into the money. The final nine players will be decided on July 17 and the final table will play out over three days July 20-22.

Complete chip counts for the final 297 players:

Rank Player Country Chips
1 Damian Salas Argentina 4,678,000
2 Sebastien Comel France 4,198,000
3 Kenny Hallaert Belgium 4,145,000
4 John Kelly UK 3,973,000
5 Richard Gryko United Kingdom 3,559,000
6 Cosmin Joldis Romania 3,500,000
7 Colin Moffatt Canada 3,086,000
8 Jonas Mackoff Canada 3,076,000
9 Eyal Maaravi United States 3,030,030
10 Valentin Messina France 2,979,000
11 Sammy Lafleur Canada 2,957,000
12 Randolph Pisane United States 2,955,000
13 Paul Otto United Kingdom 2,801,100
14 Ben Lamb United States 2,746,000
15 Hiren Patel United States 2,700,000
16 Jingwei Zhang China 2,651,000
17 Michael Sassen Netherlands 2,634,000
18 Joseph Wertz United States 2,609,000
19 Thissa Desilva United Kingdom 2,563,000
20 Robin William Germany 2,550,000
21 Aaron Overton United States 2,525,000
22 Nick Schwarmann United States 2,507,000
23 Frank Crivello United States 2,490,000
24 David Guay Canada 2,440,000
25 Paul Vas Nunes United Kingdom 2,440,000
26 Mike Linster United States 2,396,000
27 Mickey Craft United States 2,389,000
28 Hyon Kim South Korea 2,347,000
29 Sergio Castelluccio Italy 2,320,000
30 Antoine Saout France 2,318,000
31 Cory Grovijohn United States 2,260,000
32 Sean Gibson United States 2,234,000
33 Andrew Magbual United States 2,214,000
34 Alex Smith United States 2,203,000
35 Daniel Ott United States 2,196,000
36 Matthew Moss United Kingdom 2,186,000
37 Joshua Marvin United States 2,166,000
38 Steve McKoy United States 2,164,000
39 Wesley Pantling United States 2,147,000
40 Joshua Horton United States 2,140,000
41 Neil (IL) Patel United States 2,098,000
42 Eugene Kotlyarevskiy United States 2,070,000
43 Rodrigo Portaleoni Brazil 2,040,000
44 Scott Blumstein United States 2,016,000
45 Eric Berman United States 2,005,000
46 Gregory Goldberg United States 2,000,000
47 Bryan Piccioli United States 1,994,000
48 Justas Vaiciulionis Lithuania 1,989,000
49 Fadi Hamad United States 1,962,000
50 Scott Stewart United States 1,929,000
51 Matthias De Meulder Belgium 1,927,000
52 Ben Richardson Australia 1,903,000
53 Michael Krasienko United States 1,896,000
54 Aliaksei Boika Ukraine 1,885,000
55 Samuel Phillips United States 1,880,000
56 Nima Salehizadeh United States 1,880,000
57 Clint Tolbert United States 1,826,000
58 Gordon Campbell United States 1,788,000
59 Kevin Calenzo United States 1,776,000
60 Dario Sammartino Italy 1,769,000
61 Artan Dedusha United Kingdom 1,752,000
62 Jason James (ON) Canada 1,742,000
63 Nicolas Cardyn France 1,728,000
64 Jae Hwang United States 1,723,000
65 Andrew Ostapchenko United States 1,716,000
66 Ruslan Gazaev Russia 1,709,000
67 Joseph Dipascale United States 1,700,000
68 Reed Hensel United States 1,690,000
69 Ryan Goindoo Trinidad and Tobago 1,670,000
70 Jeffrey Rothstein United States 1,668,000
71 Martin Finger Austria 1,658,000
72 Gyeongbyeong Lee United States 1,635,000
73 Aaron Been United States 1,617,000
74 Chris Wallace United States 1,605,000
75 Michael Sklenicka Czech Republic 1,600,000
76 Charlie Carrel United Kingdom 1,598,000
77 Ryan Leng United States 1,592,000
78 Ian Searing United States 1,583,000
79 Alexander Greenblatt United States 1,578,000
80 Sukhpaul Dhaliwal Canada 1,574,000
81 Lars Johansson Norway 1,572,000
82 Michael Ruane United States 1,564,000
83 Jake Balsiger United States 1,562,000
84 Ihar Soika Belarus 1,546,000
85 Sergi Reixach United Kingdom 1,529,000
86 Hans Joaquim Hein Germany 1,505,000
87 Kyle Bowker United States 1,500,000
88 Joel Ettedgi United Kingdom 1,500,000
89 Justin Bond United States 1,488,000
90 Joseph Migliore United States 1,481,000
91 Fabio Sousa Brazil 1,476,000
92 Matan Krakow Israel 1,476,000
93 Joseph Michael United States 1,472,000
94 Eoghan O'Dea Ireland 1,467,000
95 Jack Sinclair United Kingdom 1,457,000
96 Shyamchandar Srinivasan Canada 1,450,000
97 Jonathan Dwek Canada 1,445,000
98 Isaac Haxton United States 1,436,000
99 Kenneth Ray United States 1,435,000
100 Kfir Nahum United States 1,405,000
101 Joseph Hanrahan United States 1,405,000
102 Dominik Nitsche Germany 1,404,000
103 Richard Tuhrim United States 1,403,000
104 Johannes Becker Germany 1,401,000
105 Matthew Zarcadoolas United States 1,400,000
106 John Hesp United Kingdom 1,394,000
107 Jesus Javier Sanchez Blanco Spain 1,391,000
108 Rachid Ben Cherif Netherlands 1,387,000
109 Brandon Meyers United States 1,353,000
110 Florian Lohnert Germany 1,350,000
111 Nick Maimone United States 1,350,000
112 Rahul Byrraju India 1,320,000
113 Arash Ghaneian United States 1,299,000
114 Pedro Oliveira Portugal 1,292,000
115 Richard Robinson United States 1,281,000
116 Michael Cloud United States 1,273,000
117 Greg Mueller Canada 1,267,000
118 Amir Kaikhah United States 1,254,000
119 Jacob Bazeley United States 1,225,000
120 Graydon Kowal Canada 1,210,000
121 Yuan (CAN) Li Canada 1,208,000
122 Caufman Talley United States 1,200,000
123 Barry Schmiess United States 1,191,000
124 Robert Schulz Austria 1,180,000
125 Miltiadis Kypiakides Cyprus 1,175,000
126 Karen Sarkisyan Russia 1,170,000
127 Marcel Luske Netherlands 1,159,000
128 Robert Kraft United States 1,147,000
129 Michael Zelman United States 1,145,000
130 Richard Dubini Argentina 1,125,000
131 Nicholas Cushman United States 1,124,000
132 Matthew Humphrey United States 1,117,000
133 Chris Dombrowski United States 1,105,000
134 Sam Stein United States 1,098,000
135 Dan Chalifour United States 1,090,000
136 James Salmon United States 1,081,000
137 Adam Hsu United States 1,076,000
138 Taylor Black United States 1,057,000
139 Randy Lew United States 1,055,000
140 Travis Lutes United States 1,054,000
141 Tom Middleton United Kingdom 1,053,000
142 Sai Wang United States 1,040,000
143 Tomas Soderstrom Sweden 1,030,000
144 Nikolay Losev Russia 1,030,000
145 Ryan Franklin United States 1,026,000
146 Sonke Jahn United States 1,020,000
147 Michael Addamo Australia 1,006,000
148 Alexandre Reard France 1,000,432
149 Max Silver United Kingdom 1,000,000
150 Ian Johns United States 1,000,000
151 Donald Blum United States 999,000
152 Thomas Ward (SCO) United Kingdom 999,000
153 Mario Vojvoda Croatia 992,000
154 Noel Eicher United States 985,000
155 Joshua Tieman United States 982,000
156 David Patterson United States 968,000
157 Jesse Vilchez United States 968,000
158 Andrey Pateychuk Russia 958,000
159 Joseph Palma United States 955,000
160 Paul Senat United States 945,000
161 Shawn Daniels United States 925,000
162 Vuong Do United States 924,000
163 Zinan Xu Canada 921,000
164 Kory Kilpatrick United States 919,000
165 Alexander Gambino United States 915,000
166 Brian Valentine United States 910,000
167 Dilovan Hussein Canada 890,000
168 Sung Joo Hyun South Korea 888,000
169 Jeffrey Galloway United States 880,000
170 Derek Bowers United States 873,000
171 Tracy Nguyen United States 855,000
172 Ari Eiblum United States 851,000
173 Jessica Ngu Singapore 850,000
174 Brian England United States 832,000
175 Guy Taylor United Kingdom 826,000
176 Tobias Hariefeld United Kingdom 823,000
177 Jerry Giroir United States 821,000
178 Jan Nakladal Czech Republic 820,000
179 Alessandro Borsa Italy 816,000
180 Benjamin Jacobs United States 810,000
181 Brandon Eisen United States 806,000
182 Laurent Patroni France 802,000
183 Pawel Brzeski Poland 801,000
184 Hans Winzeler United States 785,000
185 Matthew Wakeman Australia 780,000
186 Sixiao Li China 777,000
187 Nicolas Fountotos United States 777,000
188 Sam Chartier Canada 765,000
189 Sergey Tikhonov Russia 764,000
190 Michael Benvenuti United States 749,000
191 Mark Evangelista United States 749,000
192 Jesse Decker United States 734,000
193 Camillo Baggiani Brazil 720,000
194 Matthew Diehl United States 719,000
195 Luther Tran United States 714,000
196 Schuyler Thornton United States 706,000
197 Connor Drinan United States 703,000
198 Kevin Song United States 698,000
199 Kathy Liebert United States 684,000
200 Zo Karim United States 683,000
201 Kelly Johnson United States 674,000
202 Edward Nassif United States 672,000
203 Vitaly Lunkin Russia 671,000
204 Daniel Hallet United States 658,000
205 Zu Zhou United States 656,000
206 Jean Benoit Canada 643,000
207 Sean Kenney United States 631,000
208 John Mariano United States 629,000
209 Vincent Chung United States 628,000
210 Jeffrey Dambrosia United States 621,000
211 Charles La Boissonniere Canada 619,000
212 Joseph Pergola United States 614,000
213 Jake Abdalla United States 614,000
214 Kenny Shih United States 614,000
215 Daniel Harmetz United States 600,000
216 Manuel Sadornil Spain 600,000
217 Justin Liberto United States 600,000
218 Davidi Kitai Belgium 594,000
219 Patryk Poterek Portugal 590,000
220 Roger Teska United States 586,000
221 Georgios Zisimopoulos Greece 583,000
222 Daniel Sammarco United States 579,000
223 Harold Lilie United States 578,000
224 Joshua Tekesky United States 570,000
225 Bob Shao United States 563,000
226 Nick Guagenti United States 560,000
227 Igor Zektser United States 552,000
228 Shyam Ravindran United States 547,000
229 Ankush Mandavia United States 545,000
230 David Pham United States 543,000
231 Kevin Lorfing United States 540,000
232 Kyle Pikorz United States 538,000
233 Brandon Shane United States 536,000
234 Yin Liu China 535,000
235 Aaron Massey United States 532,000
236 Chino Rheem United States 529,000
237 Gary Floyd United States 527,000
238 Mark Amabile United States 519,000
239 Jon Hoellein United States 517,000
240 Iverson Snuffer United States 516,000
241 Tom Cannuli United States 515,000
242 Alex Massman United States 515,000
243 Paawan Bansal India 514,000
244 Zachary Hirst United States 513,000
245 Christian Pham United States 511,000
246 Michael Amato United States 505,000
247 Antonio Della Sciucca Canada 503,000
248 Benjamin Koziol United States 501,000
249 Michael Zacharias United States 495,000
250 Jared Palmer United States 494,000
251 Mark Radoja Canada 488,000
252 Oliver Wulf Germany 487,000
253 Donald Dombach United States 481,000
254 James Cavanaugh United States 480,000
255 Robert Slezak United States 480,000
256 Robert Cowen United Kingdom 478,000
257 Jon Maclellan United States 477,000
258 Gustavo Lopes Brazil 448,000
259 Jody Howe Canada 441,000
260 Phil Mader United States 435,000
261 Jeremiah Fitzpatrick United States 433,000
262 Timothy Adams Canada 432,000
263 Leonardo Tobias Brazil 432,000
264 Max Pescatori Italy 429,000
265 Evan Krentzman United States 423,000
266 Edmund Chan Canada 417,000
267 Raffi King United States 405,000
268 Joris Ruijs United States 403,000
269 Thai Ha United States 394,000
270 Jian Chen China 393,000
271 Adam Swan United States 388,000
272 Matthew Giannetti United States 383,000
273 Ngoc Tran United States 379,000
274 Minh Ly United States 374,000
275 Avdo Djokovic United States 373,000
276 Daniel Rudd United Kingdom 373,000
277 Ping Lin Canada 365,000
278 William Blais Canada 346,000
279 Peter Tarsiewicz United States 318,000
280 Lawrence Barbetta United States 317,000
281 Istvan Toro Hungary 317,000
282 Andrew Grimason Ireland 310,000
283 John Allan Hinds United States 300,000
284 Alistair Hill United Kingdom 270,000
285 Daniel Pearlman United States 269,000
286 Keanu Tabali United States 267,000
287 Shiguang Zeng China 253,000
288 Austin Buchanan United States 243,000
289 Alexandre Arsenault Canada 235,000
290 Liam He United States 228,000
291 Benjamin Pollak France 218,000
292 Scott Hilton United States 216,000
293 Chip Jett United States 202,000
294 Romain Arki France 193,000
295 Wen Zhou United States 182,000
296 Patrick Lavecchia United States 174,000
297 Daniel Turner United States 36,100

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