Matthew Haugen Leads Day 4, Benger Close Behind
Day 4 of the 2014 WSOP Main Event is done.
291 players made it through four-and-a-half levels of play and Matthew Haugen leads them all with 2,808,000. Also making it to Day 5 with a robust stack are Griffin Benger, with 2,329,000 and Dan Smith, with
The day started with 746 players listening to the 2014 Dealer of the Year, Andy Tillman, announcing the shuffle up and deal.
There were 53 minutes left in level 15 and Andrew Liporace was in the lead with 1,128,000. It didn’t take long for players to get close to the bubble and it took even less time to pop it.
Players came back from break close to the bubble and tensions were high. A group of players forgot the side doors were locked and found themselves locked out of the Amazon Room and missed a hand.
Some players fervently complained to the floor but there was no bringing back the missed hand. Players learned how to use open doors from then on though.
There was also several clocks called as the bubble approached. Some players were even deliberately stalling to the point where Jack Effel threatened to institute a 10-second shot clock.
Play went hand-for-hand with 695 players but only 693 were going to make the money.
At the end of that hand, there were five all-in and calls.
Among those hands were three pocket aces -- one which got cracked -- and a full house that lost to quads.
Three players were eliminated while two doubled up.
The three bubble boys split the $18,406 mincash and got to draw a high card for a seat to next year’s Main Event. The winning card was a K♦ and Zhen Cai took down the seat.
The crowd exploded with cheers, they were all at least $18,406 richer. Before taxes of course.
One of the players to cash was Chyzowych Poker Club player Robert Stine, who finished 667th for $18,406.
Hundreds of other players saw their Main Event come to an end today, including Olivier Busquet (641st), Angel Guillen (594th), Phil Galfond (528th), Aditya Agarwal (457th), Matthias De Meulder (433rd) and Phil Ivey (430th) and Brett Richey (323rd).
The remaining 291 players will return tomorrow at noon PST to play another five levels. Follow all the action right here on PokerListings where you can request coverage on any player your heart desires.