Saturday, July 11, 2009 | 9:29 p.m.
- Poker players relax with massage at table (7-11-2009)
- ESPN’s feature table provides as much publicity as profitability (7-8-2009)
- Oldest player exits World Series of Poker (7-7-2009)
- Hundreds of poker players turned away from main event (7-6-2009)
- Poker pro Annie Duke doesn’t like her nickname (7-1-2009)
- Bach pulls out marathon HORSE victory (7-1-2009)
- Poker’s HORSE a serious game (6-26-2009)
- Mike Caro: 'Mad genius' of poker (6-19-2009)
- WSOP props odds offer insight into tournament (6-12-2009)
- Behind the scenes, tournament has stable of 850 dealers (6-6-2009)
- Like war games, but for poker (2-10-2009)
- A poker survival skill: Cash game play (2-4-2009)
- Wit, wisdom in the highs and lows (1-6-2009)
The World Series of Poker Main Event Day 4 came to a close Saturday after just three levels of play.
Of the 6,494 entrants, only 407 players still remain and are guaranteed at least $27,469 of the $61 million prize pool.
Positions 608 and higher paid out at least $21,365.
Some notables knocked out on Saturday include Phil Hellmuth, Patrick Bruel, Kelly Kim, Surinder Sunar, Matt Brady, Mark Gregorich, and Jesper Hougaard.
The chip leaders heading into Sunday's Day 5 showdown at noon are:
1. Matt Affleck - 1,819,000
2. Lacay Ludovic - 1,608,000
3. Tom Lutz - 1,600,000
4. James Akenhead - 1,572,000
5. Charlie Elias - 1,540,000
6. Miika Puumalainen - 1,492,000
7. Jordan Morgan - 1,489,000
8. Bernhard Perner - 1,426,000
9. Blair Hinkle - 1,399,000
10. Benjamin Jensen - 1,394,000
Some big names do still remain in the tournament including Phil Ivey (1,276,000), Theo Tran (1,000,000), actor Lou Diamond Phillips (607,000), Joe Hachem (490,000), Dennis Phillips (414,000), Kenny Tran (415,000) and last year's champion Peter Eastgate (397,000). Paul Lieu is in last place heading into Sunday with 18,300 chips.