(Way) Outside the WSOP – Main Event Day 4 Evening Update

by , Jul 11, 2009 | 8:29 pm

Edit: Here’s the official chip counts:

In a surprising move, play ended Saturday after just three levels of play in the main event, as the field is now down to about 400 players after three levels of play, which included nearly two hours of hand-for-hand play. Chip counts are unofficial at the moment, but it appears that Frenchman Ludovic Lacay will be the chip leader with 1,608,000 chips. Tom Lutz is listed in 2nd place with 1,600,000 chips. Other notables returning tomorrow with unofficial chip counts: Jordan Morgan (1,489,000), Blair Hinkle (1,399,000), Bertrand Grospellier (1,250,000), Nichoel Peppe (880,000), Kenny Tran (850,000), Tom Schneider (790,000), Lou Diamond Phillips (755,000), Dennis Phillips (630,000), Kara Scott (580,000), Joe Hachem (570,000), Noah Boeken (515,000), Joe Sebok (412,000) and Joe Serock (400,000). The returning players resume at 12 noon tomorrow, guaranteed at least $27,469.

The bubble was reached after 13 hands during hand-for-hand play. Kia Hamadani had about 160,000 in chips when they were about 20 players for the money, unfortunately for him, he took several hits to his stack until he was all in for his 500-chip ante. His last hand was 4-3o, which was crushed by someone making a large bet on a Q-Q-6 board with 9-2o. A nine on the turn and river meant that Hamadani would finish in 649, consoled by the fact that Jack Link’s Beef Jerky gave him a free entry to the 2010 Main Event.

Notables who can sleep in tomorrow: Phil Hellmuth, Patrick Bruel, Kelly Kim, Surinder Sunar, Matt Brady, Mark Gregorich, and Jesper Hougaard.

Official chip counts will be available in the morning, so return to Pokerati to see what’s turns up next.

6 Comments to “(Way) Outside the WSOP – Main Event Day 4 Evening Update”

  1. BARWOOD213

    Chipcounts, so who do I believe: you, WSOP or ESPN…… what a wild dif……..

  2. DanM

    none of the above!

  3. Johnny Hughes

    So, Phil Hellmuth is out? Good. That is the only thing concerning the World Series of Poker they care about in one of the games I play in. Friday, we agreed we all hate him, me less than most. You writers trapped in the bowels of the Rio misunderstand the groundswell of grassroots hatred for Phil Hellmuth from sea to shining sea. We in the flyover states, which is mostly Texas since it covers about a third of the area you fly over, have televisions now, indoor plumbing, rural electricity, and a universal hatred for the embarrassing way Phil Hellmuth makes poker players look.

  4. Kevin Mathers

    Considering the chip counts came from the WSOP, I’d believe them.

  5. BJ Nemeth

    “So, Phil Hellmuth is out? Good. That is the only thing concerning the World Series of Poker they care about in one of the games I play in.”

    Johnny Hughes — If your friends’ only interest in the WSOP is whether or not Phil Hellmuth is in, what you’re really telling us is that it’s better for ratings/website hits that Hellmuth lasts as long as possible.

    It always reminds me of the quote from Howard Stern’s movie:

    “People who love Howard Stern listen to his show, on average, for an hour a day.”
    “Yeah, but what about the people who hate him?”
    “They listen for two hours.”

  6. Johnny Hughes

    B.J…..Of course you are right. My uncle Rowdy Pat O’Dowdy and his partner, Georgeous George, pioneered the bad guy, show business wrestler. Being hated draws the rubes.