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

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.

Mickey Craft shows up hr late w/ 1.2m in chips. Says he got 45 min sleep & is still drunk. Calls w/92o pf, c/r 25k-100k on QJ78. #Boss— Danielle Andersen (@dmoongirl) July 14, 2017

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

Will Kenny Hallaert repeat his Main Event final table run?

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:

1Damian SalasArgentina4,678,000
2Sebastien ComelFrance4,198,000
3Kenny HallaertBelgium4,145,000
4John KellyUK3,973,000
5Richard GrykoUnited Kingdom3,559,000
6Cosmin JoldisRomania3,500,000
7Colin MoffattCanada3,086,000
8Jonas MackoffCanada3,076,000
9Eyal MaaraviUnited States3,030,030
10Valentin MessinaFrance2,979,000
11Sammy LafleurCanada2,957,000
12Randolph PisaneUnited States2,955,000
13Paul OttoUnited Kingdom2,801,100
14Ben LambUnited States2,746,000
15Hiren PatelUnited States2,700,000
16Jingwei ZhangChina2,651,000
17Michael SassenNetherlands2,634,000
18Joseph WertzUnited States2,609,000
19Thissa DesilvaUnited Kingdom2,563,000
20Robin WilliamGermany2,550,000
21Aaron OvertonUnited States2,525,000
22Nick SchwarmannUnited States2,507,000
23Frank CrivelloUnited States2,490,000
24David GuayCanada2,440,000
25Paul Vas NunesUnited Kingdom2,440,000
26Mike LinsterUnited States2,396,000
27Mickey CraftUnited States2,389,000
28Hyon KimSouth Korea2,347,000
29Sergio CastelluccioItaly2,320,000
30Antoine SaoutFrance2,318,000
31Cory GrovijohnUnited States2,260,000
32Sean GibsonUnited States2,234,000
33Andrew MagbualUnited States2,214,000
34Alex SmithUnited States2,203,000
35Daniel OttUnited States2,196,000
36Matthew MossUnited Kingdom2,186,000
37Joshua MarvinUnited States2,166,000
38Steve McKoyUnited States2,164,000
39Wesley PantlingUnited States2,147,000
40Joshua HortonUnited States2,140,000
41Neil (IL) PatelUnited States2,098,000
42Eugene KotlyarevskiyUnited States2,070,000
43Rodrigo PortaleoniBrazil2,040,000
44Scott BlumsteinUnited States2,016,000
45Eric BermanUnited States2,005,000
46Gregory GoldbergUnited States2,000,000
47Bryan PiccioliUnited States1,994,000
48Justas VaiciulionisLithuania1,989,000
49Fadi HamadUnited States1,962,000
50Scott StewartUnited States1,929,000
51Matthias De MeulderBelgium1,927,000
52Ben RichardsonAustralia1,903,000
53Michael KrasienkoUnited States1,896,000
54Aliaksei BoikaUkraine1,885,000
55Samuel PhillipsUnited States1,880,000
56Nima SalehizadehUnited States1,880,000
57Clint TolbertUnited States1,826,000
58Gordon CampbellUnited States1,788,000
59Kevin CalenzoUnited States1,776,000
60Dario SammartinoItaly1,769,000
61Artan DedushaUnited Kingdom1,752,000
62Jason James (ON)Canada1,742,000
63Nicolas CardynFrance1,728,000
64Jae HwangUnited States1,723,000
65Andrew OstapchenkoUnited States1,716,000
66Ruslan GazaevRussia1,709,000
67Joseph DipascaleUnited States1,700,000
68Reed HenselUnited States1,690,000
69Ryan GoindooTrinidad and Tobago1,670,000
70Jeffrey RothsteinUnited States1,668,000
71Martin FingerAustria1,658,000
72Gyeongbyeong LeeUnited States1,635,000
73Aaron BeenUnited States1,617,000
74Chris WallaceUnited States1,605,000
75Michael SklenickaCzech Republic1,600,000
76Charlie CarrelUnited Kingdom1,598,000
77Ryan LengUnited States1,592,000
78Ian SearingUnited States1,583,000
79Alexander GreenblattUnited States1,578,000
80Sukhpaul DhaliwalCanada1,574,000
81Lars JohanssonNorway1,572,000
82Michael RuaneUnited States1,564,000
83Jake BalsigerUnited States1,562,000
84Ihar SoikaBelarus1,546,000
85Sergi ReixachUnited Kingdom1,529,000
86Hans Joaquim HeinGermany1,505,000
87Kyle BowkerUnited States1,500,000
88Joel EttedgiUnited Kingdom1,500,000
89Justin BondUnited States1,488,000
90Joseph MiglioreUnited States1,481,000
91Fabio SousaBrazil1,476,000
92Matan KrakowIsrael1,476,000
93Joseph MichaelUnited States1,472,000
94Eoghan O'DeaIreland1,467,000
95Jack SinclairUnited Kingdom1,457,000
96Shyamchandar SrinivasanCanada1,450,000
97Jonathan DwekCanada1,445,000
98Isaac HaxtonUnited States1,436,000
99Kenneth RayUnited States1,435,000
100Kfir NahumUnited States1,405,000
101Joseph HanrahanUnited States1,405,000
102Dominik NitscheGermany1,404,000
103Richard TuhrimUnited States1,403,000
104Johannes BeckerGermany1,401,000
105Matthew ZarcadoolasUnited States1,400,000
106John HespUnited Kingdom1,394,000
107Jesus Javier Sanchez BlancoSpain1,391,000
108Rachid Ben CherifNetherlands1,387,000
109Brandon MeyersUnited States1,353,000
110Florian LohnertGermany1,350,000
111Nick MaimoneUnited States1,350,000
112Rahul ByrrajuIndia1,320,000
113Arash GhaneianUnited States1,299,000
114Pedro OliveiraPortugal1,292,000
115Richard RobinsonUnited States1,281,000
116Michael CloudUnited States1,273,000
117Greg MuellerCanada1,267,000
118Amir KaikhahUnited States1,254,000
119Jacob BazeleyUnited States1,225,000
120Graydon KowalCanada1,210,000
121Yuan (CAN) LiCanada1,208,000
122Caufman TalleyUnited States1,200,000
123Barry SchmiessUnited States1,191,000
124Robert SchulzAustria1,180,000
125Miltiadis KypiakidesCyprus1,175,000
126Karen SarkisyanRussia1,170,000
127Marcel LuskeNetherlands1,159,000
128Robert KraftUnited States1,147,000
129Michael ZelmanUnited States1,145,000
130Richard DubiniArgentina1,125,000
131Nicholas CushmanUnited States1,124,000
132Matthew HumphreyUnited States1,117,000
133Chris DombrowskiUnited States1,105,000
134Sam SteinUnited States1,098,000
135Dan ChalifourUnited States1,090,000
136James SalmonUnited States1,081,000
137Adam HsuUnited States1,076,000
138Taylor BlackUnited States1,057,000
139Randy LewUnited States1,055,000
140Travis LutesUnited States1,054,000
141Tom MiddletonUnited Kingdom1,053,000
142Sai WangUnited States1,040,000
143Tomas SoderstromSweden1,030,000
144Nikolay LosevRussia1,030,000
145Ryan FranklinUnited States1,026,000
146Sonke JahnUnited States1,020,000
147Michael AddamoAustralia1,006,000
148Alexandre ReardFrance1,000,432
149Max SilverUnited Kingdom1,000,000
150Ian JohnsUnited States1,000,000
151Donald BlumUnited States999,000
152Thomas Ward (SCO)United Kingdom999,000
153Mario VojvodaCroatia992,000
154Noel EicherUnited States985,000
155Joshua TiemanUnited States982,000
156David PattersonUnited States968,000
157Jesse VilchezUnited States968,000
158Andrey PateychukRussia958,000
159Joseph PalmaUnited States955,000
160Paul SenatUnited States945,000
161Shawn DanielsUnited States925,000
162Vuong DoUnited States924,000
163Zinan XuCanada921,000
164Kory KilpatrickUnited States919,000
165Alexander GambinoUnited States915,000
166Brian ValentineUnited States910,000
167Dilovan HusseinCanada890,000
168Sung Joo HyunSouth Korea888,000
169Jeffrey GallowayUnited States880,000
170Derek BowersUnited States873,000
171Tracy NguyenUnited States855,000
172Ari EiblumUnited States851,000
173Jessica NguSingapore850,000
174Brian EnglandUnited States832,000
175Guy TaylorUnited Kingdom826,000
176Tobias HariefeldUnited Kingdom823,000
177Jerry GiroirUnited States821,000
178Jan NakladalCzech Republic820,000
179Alessandro BorsaItaly816,000
180Benjamin JacobsUnited States810,000
181Brandon EisenUnited States806,000
182Laurent PatroniFrance802,000
183Pawel BrzeskiPoland801,000
184Hans WinzelerUnited States785,000
185Matthew WakemanAustralia780,000
186Sixiao LiChina777,000
187Nicolas FountotosUnited States777,000
188Sam ChartierCanada765,000
189Sergey TikhonovRussia764,000
190Michael BenvenutiUnited States749,000
191Mark EvangelistaUnited States749,000
192Jesse DeckerUnited States734,000
193Camillo BaggianiBrazil720,000
194Matthew DiehlUnited States719,000
195Luther TranUnited States714,000
196Schuyler ThorntonUnited States706,000
197Connor DrinanUnited States703,000
198Kevin SongUnited States698,000
199Kathy LiebertUnited States684,000
200Zo KarimUnited States683,000
201Kelly JohnsonUnited States674,000
202Edward NassifUnited States672,000
203Vitaly LunkinRussia671,000
204Daniel HalletUnited States658,000
205Zu ZhouUnited States656,000
206Jean BenoitCanada643,000
207Sean KenneyUnited States631,000
208John MarianoUnited States629,000
209Vincent ChungUnited States628,000
210Jeffrey DambrosiaUnited States621,000
211Charles La BoissonniereCanada619,000
212Joseph PergolaUnited States614,000
213Jake AbdallaUnited States614,000
214Kenny ShihUnited States614,000
215Daniel HarmetzUnited States600,000
216Manuel SadornilSpain600,000
217Justin LibertoUnited States600,000
218Davidi KitaiBelgium594,000
219Patryk PoterekPortugal590,000
220Roger TeskaUnited States586,000
221Georgios ZisimopoulosGreece583,000
222Daniel SammarcoUnited States579,000
223Harold LilieUnited States578,000
224Joshua TekeskyUnited States570,000
225Bob ShaoUnited States563,000
226Nick GuagentiUnited States560,000
227Igor ZektserUnited States552,000
228Shyam RavindranUnited States547,000
229Ankush MandaviaUnited States545,000
230David PhamUnited States543,000
231Kevin LorfingUnited States540,000
232Kyle PikorzUnited States538,000
233Brandon ShaneUnited States536,000
234Yin LiuChina535,000
235Aaron MasseyUnited States532,000
236Chino RheemUnited States529,000
237Gary FloydUnited States527,000
238Mark AmabileUnited States519,000
239Jon HoelleinUnited States517,000
240Iverson SnufferUnited States516,000
241Tom CannuliUnited States515,000
242Alex MassmanUnited States515,000
243Paawan BansalIndia514,000
244Zachary HirstUnited States513,000
245Christian PhamUnited States511,000
246Michael AmatoUnited States505,000
247Antonio Della SciuccaCanada503,000
248Benjamin KoziolUnited States501,000
249Michael ZachariasUnited States495,000
250Jared PalmerUnited States494,000
251Mark RadojaCanada488,000
252Oliver WulfGermany487,000
253Donald DombachUnited States481,000
254James CavanaughUnited States480,000
255Robert SlezakUnited States480,000
256Robert CowenUnited Kingdom478,000
257Jon MaclellanUnited States477,000
258Gustavo LopesBrazil448,000
259Jody HoweCanada441,000
260Phil MaderUnited States435,000
261Jeremiah FitzpatrickUnited States433,000
262Timothy AdamsCanada432,000
263Leonardo TobiasBrazil432,000
264Max PescatoriItaly429,000
265Evan KrentzmanUnited States423,000
266Edmund ChanCanada417,000
267Raffi KingUnited States405,000
268Joris RuijsUnited States403,000
269Thai HaUnited States394,000
270Jian ChenChina393,000
271Adam SwanUnited States388,000
272Matthew GiannettiUnited States383,000
273Ngoc TranUnited States379,000
274Minh LyUnited States374,000
275Avdo DjokovicUnited States373,000
276Daniel RuddUnited Kingdom373,000
277Ping LinCanada365,000
278William BlaisCanada346,000
279Peter TarsiewiczUnited States318,000
280Lawrence BarbettaUnited States317,000
281Istvan ToroHungary317,000
282Andrew GrimasonIreland310,000
283John Allan HindsUnited States300,000
284Alistair HillUnited Kingdom270,000
285Daniel PearlmanUnited States269,000
286Keanu TabaliUnited States267,000
287Shiguang ZengChina253,000
288Austin BuchananUnited States243,000
289Alexandre ArsenaultCanada235,000
290Liam HeUnited States228,000
291Benjamin PollakFrance218,000
292Scott HiltonUnited States216,000
293Chip JettUnited States202,000
294Romain ArkiFrance193,000
295Wen ZhouUnited States182,000
296Patrick LavecchiaUnited States174,000
297Daniel TurnerUnited States36,100

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