The Money Stage Has Been Reached! Day 4 of the 2019 WSOP Main Event Kicks Off at Noon

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It’s money time in the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event! After three full days of grinding at the tables, players are finally getting paid for their efforts. Last night, an arduous bubble phase came to an end when Ryan Pochedly ultimately because the last player to leave the Main Event empty-handed. As a consolation prize, Vice President of the World Series of Poker Jack Effel handed him a free entry to the 2020 Main Event. With Pochedly’s bustout, the remaining 1,286 out of a field of 8,569 players have all secured themselves a payday of $15,000 and will be looking for more when cards go back in the air at noon.

Leading the way is Norwegian professional and high roller Preben Stokkan, who crafted a classic chip-and-a-chair story for himself by turning one single T-5,000 chip, left after a huge bluff went wrong, into the overnight chip lead of 2,184,000, making him the only player to cross the two million mark. Hot on Stokkan’s heels is Andrew Brokos (leading picture), who once again will be wielding one of the biggest stacks in the room at the start of the day (1,906,000). Bracelet winner Galen Hall sits in fourth place with 1,658,000 in chips, while Chris “BigHuni” Hunichen is in sixth with 1,618,000.

Top Ten Chip Counts

Place Player Country Chip Count
1 Preben Stokkan Norway 2,184,000
2 Andrew Brokos United States 1,906,000
3 Ryan Dodge United States 1,800,000
4 Galen Hall United States 1,658,000
5 Cassio Pisapia Brazil 1,640,000
6 Chris Hunichen United States 1,618,000
7 Pavlo Veksler Ukraine 1,594,000
8 Duytue Duong United States 1,576,000
9 Jacob Daniels United States 1,560,000
10 John Patgorski United States 1,524,000

Plenty of notables will be adding another score to their already mouth-watering poker resumés, and Artur Koren (1,280,000), Jean-Robert Bellande (1,126,000), Joseph Cheong (1,068,000), Jack Salter (1,015,000), Matt Stout (1,011,000), Sasha “PokerSasha” Liu (996,000), Max Silver (978,000), and Adam Owen (950,000) are among those sporting the healthiest stacks when cards go back in the air.

On the flip side, those that squeaked into the money like Mike McDonald (66,000), Richard Dubini (46,000), Johnnie “JohnnyVibes” Moreno (40,000), Max Steinberg (33,000), and Molly Mossey (20,000) are forced into action right away, either to spin up their stacks or take the walk to the payout desk.

While defending champion John Cynn got eliminated late last night on Day 3, a trio of former World Champions are still in the hunt to accomplish the unimaginable again. Chris Moneymaker (681,000), Qui Nguyen (669,000), and Johnny Chan (498,000) will all return with healthy, above-average chip stacks for Day 4 and are among those to watch for.

Chris Moneymaker
2003 Main Event Champion Chris Moneymaker, who won three awards earlier this series during the First Fifty Awards show, will be back on Day 4

Day 4 Schedule

The cards will be back at noon with 6:26 minutes remaining in Level 15 at blinds of 3,000/6,000 with a big blind ante of 6,000. After that, five levels of 120-minutes each are on tap, with a 20-minute break after each level. An 85-minute dinner break is scheduled around 7.30 p.m. or 30 minutes into Level 19. Live streaming on ESPN will be from 4-8 p.m.

Level Duration Small Blind Big Blind Ante
15 6 minutes 3,000 6,000 6,000
16 120 minutes 4,000 8,000 8,000
20-minute break
17 120 minutes 5,000 10,000 10,000
20-minute break
18 120 minutes 6,000 12,000 12,000
20-minute break
19 30 minutes 8,000 16,000 16,000
85-minute dinner break
19 90 minutes 8,000 16,000 16,000
20-minute break
20 120 minutes 10,000 20,000 20,000

The 2019 WSOP Main Event in Numbers

Day Players Starting Players Late Regging Players Total for Day Players Total Cumulative Players Surviving
1a 1,334 1,334 1,334 962
1b 1,914 1,914 3,248 1,421
1c 4,877 4,877 8,125 3,664
2ab 2,383 100 2,483 8,225 1,087
2c 3,664 344 4,008 8,569 1,793
3 2,880 2,880 8,569 1,286

Payouts

The 1,286 remaining players have all guaranteed themselves at least $15,000 for their efforts. Here’s what’s being paid out today and in the upcoming days. The new world champion, crowned on Tuesday, July 16, will walk away $10 million richer.

Place Payout Place Payout Place Payout Place Payout
1 $10,000,000 10-11 $800,000 64-72 $117,710 415-477 $30,780
2 $6,000,000 12-13 $600,000 73-81 $98,120 478-540 $27,390
3 $4,000,000 14-15 $500,000 82-90 $82,365 541-603 $24,560
4 $3,000,000 16-18 $400,000 91-99 $69,636 604-666 $22,190
5 $2,200,000 19-27 $324,650 100-162 $59,295 667-765 $20,200
6 $1,850,000 28-36 $261,430 163-225 $50,855 766-864 $18,535
7 $1,525,000 37-45 $211,945 226-288 $43,935 865-963 $17,135
8 $1,250,000 46-54 $173,015 289-351 $38,240 964-1062 $15,970
9 $1,000,000 55-63 $142,215 352-414 $34,845 1063-1286 $15,000

**Article credit to pokernews.com**

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