WSOP Main Event enters Day 5 with Damian Salas as chip leader, Kenny Hallaert in 3rd with 297 players remaining. Find these stories and more in the Saturday Hit and Run.
Ongoing WSOP Main Event Action
Day completed on Friday night with 297 of the original 7,221 players left in the WSOP Main Event. Damian Salas began the day with the chip lead with 4,678,000 followed by Sebastian Comel with 4,198,000. Kenny Hallaert, a 2016 November Niner, is trying to make it to his second final table in as many years and is currently third in chips with 4,145,000.
For the 2nd day in a row Kenny Hallaert is the favorite to win WSOP Main Event!
— PokerShares (@pokershares) July 15, 2017
Kathy Liebert, Greg Mueller, Isaac Haxton, Marcel Luske, Chip Jett, Sam Stein, Max Pescatori, Randy Lew and Chico Rheem are some of the notables who are alive heading into Day 5 as action resumes at 11 AM PT on Saturday. All remaining players are guaranteed at least $35,267 in prize money.
During Day 4, Carlos Mortensen, Joe Cada, Liv Boeree, Barry Greenstein, Gavin Smith, Matt Glantz, Dutch Boyd and Scotty Nguyen were among those who busted on the day.
Here is the top 10 heading into Day 5:
|WSOP Main Event Standings Beginning of the Day Saturday|
These chip counts will change quickly once cards are dealt. Check WSOP.com for the updated chip counts.
Little One for One Drop
Little One for One Drop (Event #74) finished Day 2 with 100 of 4,391 players remaining. Alexandros Papadopoulos will hold the chip lead when action resumes at 2 PM PT. Matt Affleck, Chris Ferguson and Roman Korenev are some of the notables who will sit down at the tables on Saturday. The event has raised over $990k for the One Drop foundations, which ensures water access to people around the globe.
For Your Streaming Enjoyment
– Both ESPN2 and PokerGo will be broadcasting WSOP Main Event action on Saturday. On ESPN2, you will be able to watch the start of Day 5 from 1 to 3 PM ET. After ESPN2 leaves coverage, PokerGo will take over at 3 PM ET.
– Day 4 WSOP Main Event chip leader Patrick Lavecchia discussed with Poker Listings what it is like to hold the chip lead in the Main Event.
– In one of Joey Ingram’s lastest vlogs, he tells the story of how he was denied to play the WSOP Main Event (h/t Poker Strategy):
– You’ve heard of the online series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Now 888poker has a new series called 888poker Ride, where poker celebrities are interviewed during Las Vegas car rides.