Craig Sweden has doubled up his short stack after pushing all in over the top of Christian Harder's button raise with . Harder made the call with but the board came making both the straight and the flush for Sweden as he doubled up to a much more respectable, but still short, 85,000.
We found Raymond Dehkarghani all in and at risk on a flop for the 74,000 he had left with around 132,000 already in the pot.
Dehkarghani had flopped the nuts with Broadway but his opponent still had full house outs with an ace or jack. The opponent called for a jack but the turn and river came the and and Dehkarghani doubled.
John Strzemp's Day 4 is done. In the context of the WSOP Main Event, Strzemp is of course best remembered for having finished runner-up to Stu Ungar in 1997 at the one and only WSOP ME final table played outdoors.
Today Strzemp entered play with but 27,000 chips. He dropped about a third of that on the first hand after calling a raise then letting go his hand to a flop bet. He folded Hand #2. Then, on the third hand, Nikita Nikolaev opened with a raise to 9,000 from middle position, and Strzemp committed his last 16,500 with a reraise from a couple of seats over. It folded back around and Nikolaev made the call.
Strzemp showed , but Nikolaev had the edge with his . That edge increased following the flop, giving Nikolaev a set. The on the turn provided hope to Strzemp, but the fell on the river, and Strzemp leaves us, having failed in his attempt to score a fourth career ME cash.
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.
Day 4 is upon us in the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event and we're sure everyone would like to know the table and seat draw to begin the day. You can find that seat draw here, complete with everyone's chip count.