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Jennifer Tilly Crushing as WPT LAPC Main Event Hits Day 4
A field of 534 has been cut to just 63 as they hit Day 4 at the WPT LAPC Main Event with actress/poker aficionado Jennifer Tilly surging into the top five.
A fixture on the poker scene over the last few years with an ever-improving game Tilly bagged up an impressive 639,500 chips to end the night in third place overall.
Jesse Yaginuma is the overnight chip leader with 804,000. Glenn Lafaye sits second with 760,000.
Despite the big stack Tilly still has a long haul to the prestigious final six and a shot at the $1m first prize with dozens of tough pros in the way.
Kenney, Moorman, Merson, Mercier in the Pack
Directly behind Tilly in the chip counts is veteran pro Bryn Kenney (602,000), a looming threat with chips deep in any tournament.
Online poker's $10m man Chris Moorman also has a fair-sized stack at 359,000 as he hunts his first major live title.
Former WPT champs Matt Waxman, Joe Tehan, Ravi Raghavan and Eugene Katchalov are all still alive as are big-time pros Jason Mercier, Jonathan Duhamel and Greg Merson.
PokerListings' 2013 Most Inspiring Player Award winner Naoya Kihara sits just above the average chip stack with 257,500. The current top 10 and chip counts:
- 1. Jesse Yaginuma 804,000
- 2. Glenn Lafaye 760,000
- 3. Jennifer Tilly 639,500
- 4. Bryn Kenney 602,000
- 5. Michael Rocco 588,000
- 6. Allen Pock 574,500
- 7. Adam Friedman 520,500
- 8. Huy Lam 499,000
- 9. Dan O'Brien 450,000
- 10. Mukul Pahuja 429,500
Play picks up again this afternoon at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles and will continue until 18 players are left. Follow along with the WPT Live Updates here.