The 2016 World Series of Poker (WSOP) resumed on July 15 at the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino with Day 4 of the $10,000 Main Event.
Griffin Benger Keeps the Momentum Going
All players were in the money when they returned to the tables at the Rio on Friday in poker’s most important tournament of the year. The day began with 798 players when play kicked off at noon. By the end of the day, most of those players had hit the rail to collect their payout and 251 players remained.
Counting out the largest stack of them all was American Bryan Piccioli with 4,026,000 chips. The best Canadian chip count sat 24th overall and belonged to Griffin Benger with 2,409,000 who has been among the top stacks every day of this tournament.
The rest of the Canadian contingent was made up of Ami Barer (2,188,000), Chris Back (1,347,000), Ron Giles (1,300,000), Jaroslaw Jaskiewicz (1,256,000), Marc-Andre Ladouceur (1,245,000), Michael Niwinski (1,205,000), Scott Montgomery (1,175,000), Noeung Troeung (1,100,000), Daniel Cheater (1,078,000), Jason James (1,050,000), Sorel Mizzi (1,000,000), Andrew Chen (965,000), Jeff Hakim (872,000), Michael Carter (807,000), Tyler Bonkowski (791,000), Min Huang (728,000), and Thomas Archer (428,000).
The top 1,011 players in this 6,737-player tournament earned a prize and everyone returning on Friday was already guaranteed $16,007 after surviving a pay jump. With just 251 players remaining after Day 4, all of the players are now guaranteed at least $36,708. Of course, everyone is looking to claim a seat at the final table where each player will make at least $1 million and first place will pocket $8 million.
Out of the hundreds eliminated in the money on Friday, the Canadians were Nikolaos Alafogiannis (299th — $32,130), Jason Bigelow (374th — $28,356), Marc-Etienne McLaughlin (420th — $25,235), Jordan Knackstedt (451st — $25,235), Buck Ramsay (459th — $25,235), Samuel Roussy-Majeau (462nd — $25,235), Kevin Morris (496th — $22,648), Justin Oliver (515th — $22,648), Joe Lu (560th — $20,499), Jean-Philippe Piquette (574th — $20,499), Alpheus Chan (655th — $18,714), Ratharam Sivagnanam (663rd — $18,714), Homan Mohammadi (704th — $17,232), Timothy Vukson (718th — $17,232), Linyang Song (727th — $17,232), Robert Anderson (728th — $17,232), David Ormsby (754th — $17,232), Robert Laurie (765th — $17,232), Ryan MacKinnon (774th — $16,007), Elliot Smith (778th — $16,007), Rene Siegrist (783rd — $16,007), and Max Greenwood (796th — $16,007).
What to Watch For Tomorrow
Saturday’s Day 5 will see the final 251 players in this prestigious $10,000 tournament returning to try to earn a deeper spot in the payouts. Action will resume at noon.
Check back with PokerNews Canada tomorrow for an update on the WSOP Main Event. Good luck to the Canadians in the field!
Details courtesy of the WSOP Live Updates.