Dr. Pauly Reports Day 4 WPT Poker Championship
Evelyn Ng makes the money list and survives day #4 of the WPT’s $25K Championship event at the Bellagio
Bursting the Money Bubble at the WPT Championship
Day 4 of the WPT Championship started with 204 players trying to survive the money bubble, as the top 100 players would win a piece of the record $14 million prize pool. Hordes of camera happy spectators and autograph seeking railbirds flocked to the outskirts of the majestic Fontana Room at the Bellagio on a lazy Friday in Las Vegas to watch some of the best poker players in the world battle it out for a $3.7 million first place prize.
Patrik Antonius from Finland started the day as the chipleader and had everyone in the room trying to take him down. Antonius added to his massive stack early on when he busted Dan Harrington’s KQs when he flopped an ace with A-9. Antonius maintained most of his stack as the day progressed and ended 7th overall in chips.
Friday afternoon in the Bellagio’s Fontana Room
When play concluded for the day, 71 players remained. Actor James Woods busted out of the money when he moved all in with 6-6 on a board with an ace and against Doyle Brunson’s two pair. At one point Freddy Deeb was one of the first players to reach $1 million in chips but gave up the lead to Victor Ramdin who ended Day 4 as the chipleader. Ramdin eaarned $1.3 million after his first place victory at the WPT Foxwoods event a few weeks ago. He’s still running hot and is one of three players with at least one million in chips, along with Freddy Deeb and Gay Maresh.
Here are the Top 10 in chips at the end of Day 4 (courtesy of Poker Wire):
1 Victor Ramdin $1.169M
2 Gary Maresh $1.013M
3 Freddy Deeb $1.005M
4 Chad Brown $893K
5 Roland De Wolfe $889K
6 Evelyn Ng $873K
7 Patrik Antonius $865K
8 David Williams $865K
9 Men “The Master” Nguyen $847K
10 Vanessa Rousso $795K
Several pros went home early and were eliminated on Day 4 including TJ Cloutier, Barry Greenstein, Jan Sorensen, Dewey Tomko, Dan Harrington, Tony G, Brad Berman, Paul Darden, Steve Dannenmann, Tony Ma, Humberto Brenes, Mimi Tran, Tony Bloom, Farzad Bonyadi, Tony Cousineau, Don Mullis, Ted Lawson, Arnold Spee, Alan Cunningham, Doug Lee, Tim Phan, Todd Brunson, Fabrice Soulier, and David Levi.
Freedy Deeb is third in the chip count going into day #5
Pros that were knocked out but made the money included Erick Lindgren, David Kim, Dustin Wolf, John D’Agostino, Juha Helpi, Jen Harman, Casey Kastle, and Kirill Gerasimov.
Some of your favorite poker players are still left including both 10-time WSOP bracelet winners Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan. 9-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth who sits 14th in chips with a little over $600K.
Other noteworthy pros surviving Day 4 included: Victor Ramdin, Freddy Deeb, Chad Brown, Evelyn Ng, Patrik Antonius, David Williams, Men “The Master” Nguyen, Johnny Chan, James Van Alstyne, Rehne Pedersen, Brad “Yukon” Booth, Erica Schoenberg, Chip Jett, David Grey, Amir Vahedi, Gabe Thaler, Hansen, Vinny Vinh, Carl Olson, Ross Boatman, Surinder Sunar, Meng La, Steven Paul-Ambrose, and Mark Gregorich.
Action will resume at Noon on Saturday with the final eight tables.
Dapo Fadeyi and Doyle Brunson share a table at the Five Star
World Champion Johnny Chan is among the survivors
Antonius calls Dan Harrington’s all-in and eliminates him when he catches another Ace
Dr. Pauly at the Fontana Bar in the Bellagio Las Vegas