2013 Main Event: Brunson Cashes; Lane Leads the Way
Day 4 is always one of the more exciting days during the World Series of Poker. It is traditionally the day when dreams are made and crushed.
It was only a short time into play when the starting 666 player field was on the verge of guaranteeing themselves a payday when done.
The money bubble took a long time to complete in relation to time rather than the number of hands.
Marvin Rettenmaier was involved in a big hand with Yuri Dzivielevski before they could even begin the arduous process of hand-for-hand play.
The lasted several minutes with the ESPN crew all around and the rest of the field became restless with no information.
The hand finally complete and they began bubble play. It took just two hands to go from 650 players down to the money 648.
Farzad Bonyadi, 3-time bracelet winner, was the unfortunate bubble player to just miss the money although he did pick up a freeroll into next year’s Main Event.
Once the field was in the money, the field began playing quicker and getting their chips in the middle to build a stack or hit the cage.
Doyle Brunson broke his ten year drought in the Main Event, getting his first cash in the tournament since 2004.
His day did not go as well as the previous three and he was eliminated from the ESPN Main Stage by Sergei Stazhkov.
Max Steinberg was among the chipleaders for most of the tournament but slid back to the pack throughout the day. Jonathan Lane and Grayson Ramage won huge pots in the last levels of play to move near the top of the leaderboard.
Some of the major names to make it into the money, but not Day 5, include Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Erik Seidel, Marcel Luske, Matt Stout, and Allen Cunningham.
Two November Niners remain in the field; Steven Gee and Greg Merson, who of course is better known as the reigning WSOP champion.
Annette Obrestad and Jackie Glazier are also in comfortable position with their chip count and have enough ammunition to make noise late like Gaëlle Baumann and Elisabeth Hille last year.
The remaining 239 players will return tomorrow at 12pm to play another five levels and move one day closer to setting the 2013 November Nine.
1. Jon Lane - 2,839,000
2. Sami Rustom - 2,485,000
3. Grayson Ramage - 2,438,000
4. Victor Cianelli - 2,197,000
5. Seaver Kyaw - 2,060,000
6. Yann Dion - 2,025,000
7. Kevin Williams - 2,007,000
8. Vincent Roberts - 1,976,000
9. Robert Sichelstiel - 1,910,000
10. Ami Alibay - 1,890,000
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