Day 4 of the WSOP Main Event begins with 852 players returning to fight for the 693 spots that pay. The first three days are all about survival and Day 4 is the day to move up the chip counts. Patrick Poirier (1,328,000) and Daryl Jace (1,282,500) return as the only players to cross the million chip mark.
Joining Poirer and Jace at the top of the counts are Lars Bonding (769,500), Peter Jetten (657,00), Sami Kelopuro (654,000), Matt Stout (602,000), Bryan Devonshire (596,500), Ben Tollerene (595,000), Sam Simon (509,000) and JP Kelly (492,000).
Notables looking to make some moves today include Daniel Negreanu (207,500), Phil Hellmuth (77,000), Ben Lamb (354,500), Joeseph Cheong (410,500), Jake Cody (121,000), Jean-Robert Bellande (104,500), Eli Elezra (118,500), Gary Gates, (224,000), Erick Lindgren (356,000), Allen Cunningham (274,000), Adam Junglen (248,000), Christian Harder (191,000), Vanessa Rousso (298,500), Berry Johnston (130,500) and Robert Varkonyi (265,500).
Also of note is that Poirier's table is absolutely stacked with chips. In fact, over 2% of the total chips in play are at this table. Here's a look at this stacked table draw.
Tournament officials fully expect to hit the money bubble somewhere around halfway through today's schedule. Those that make the money will be guaranteed at least $19,935. One of the signature moments of the Main Event is hand for hand play at the money bubble. The very unfortunate player that finishes in 694th place will receive the usual prize of a buy-in for next year's Main Event.
Day 4 will also feature live streaming coverage through ESPN3, and you can expect camera crews to be out in full force again. Their task will be a bit easier will players in the Amazon Room through the Orange, Purple and Blue sections.
The day is scheduled for four levels of action before Day 4 survivors bag and tag their chips for Day 5. Follow all the Main Event action here at Pokernews.com.