Day 4 completed
Day 4 completed
Day 4 of BIG 50 - $500 No-Limit Hold'em ended with seven players still alive, all are looking to become the first Big 50 champion. The remaining players are guaranteed a minimum cash of $182,192 but all have their sights on the $1,147,449 top prize and the prestigious gold bracelet.
It’s Femi Fashakin who will be returning in pole position tomorrow, Friday June 7th for the live final table, bagging up a stack of 314,000,000 million chips. With $59,706 in carrer earnings, according to Hendon Mob, Fashakin will sign here the first WSOP cash of his career and his biggest live cash.
The day wasn't an easy ride for Fashakin. "It was a tough day, I ran good earlier and I faced difficult spots but fortunately I was able to come back and be there tomorrow for the final table!"
Fashakin surged to the top with some late wins, including a huge hand on the last level when he left Morten Christensen with crumbs thanks to flopped trip nines.
Fashani is followed in the counts by Walter Atwood with 297,000,000 and Rafi Elharar with 227,500 who complete the podium.
There were 127 players that began the day out of the 28,371 initial entries. Some familiar faces were lost along the way such asJason Baldridge (123th for $7,169), Michael Souza (112th for $7,169), Jason Wheeler ($10,233), Daniel Gamer (41th for $27,620) or Amer Torbey, the chipleader at the end of Day 3 who ended 25th for $42,788.
The five-time bracelet winner Allen Cunningham, one of the biggest stacks at the beginning of the day, was down to a few blinds and went all in with . He fell against Adrian Curry holding and earned $22,383 for his 47th place.
The action will pick up again at 12pm local time on Friday, and will play down to a winner. There will be a 15-minute break every two levels.
End of Day Recap
Diogo Veiga, winner of the 2018 $3,000 No Limit Hold'em and long time amongst the chipleaders during the day, was eliminated in 11th place in dramatic fashion, holding pocket jacks on a flop versus aces in Atwood's hand. Veiga first checked and Atwood continued for 16,500,000. Veiga announced all in for a stack of 71,000,000 left with and Diogo tanked for a few minutes before calling with. Unfortunately for Veiga the fell on the turn giving a set of aces to Atwood. The river bricked and Veiga was left with only 300,000 after that hand. He managed to double up a few times but got eliminated by Andrei Konopelko in 17th place for $53,714.
Waltwood, in very good shape at this table, found aces again a few hands later to eliminate Danny Ehrenberger holding ace-eigh.
Kathy Holz, the last woman standing in the tournament, ended up in 13th place for $67,813 when she raised all in for 27,400,000 from the hijack and Rafi Elharar called from the small blind with pocket nines, leading Holz's pocket sevens, and found no help on the board. She was followed by Evan Johnson, David Uveydov and Andrew Mckenzie, who all reached their biggest live cash ever.
Walter Atwood, chipleader at the beginning of the final table, lost a huge pot against Paul Cullen in an all in confrontation with versus for Cullen. Atwood took some chips back on the last hand, eliminating Morten Christensen in eighth place for $141,126 with ace-king against eight-seven.
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|1||Femi Fashakin||United States||314,000,000|
|2||Paul Cullen||United States||191,500,000|
|3||Adrian Curry||United States||126,000,000|
|5||Walter Atwood||United States||297,000,000|
|7||Nicholas Chow||United States||170,000,000|
Hand #40: Walter Atwood limped from the small blind and Rafi Elharar checked his option in the big blind.
They checked to the turn of a board where Atwood check-called 6,000,000 from Elharar. The river was the and both players checked.
Atwood tabled for a flush, Elharar mucked and Atwood won the pot.
Hand #41: Daniel Ghobrial raised to 20,500,000 from the cutoff and got no action.
Hand #42: Rafi Elharar raised to 13,000,000 from the button and Femi Fashakin called from the big blind.
They checked to the turn of a board where Fashakin bet about 15,000,000. Elharar called. The river was the , Fashakin bet 25,000,000 and Elharar folded.
Hand #43: Nicholas Chow raised to 15,000 from the button, Femi Fashakin three-bet to about 43,000,000 from the small blind and Chow folded.
Hand #37: Walter Atwood raised to 12,000,000 from early position and won the blinds and ante.
Hand #38: Rafi Elharar raised to 13,000,000 from early position and Daniel Ghobrial called from the big blind.
The flop came down , Ghobrial checked, Elharar bet 12,000,000 and Ghobrial folded.
Hand #39: Morten Christensen raised all in for 20,500,000 from the cutoff and Walter Atwood called from the big blind with , leading Mortensen's .
The board ran out , no help to Mortensen, ending his run in eighth place for $141,126.
Hand #34: Morten Christensen raised to 14,000,000, and got called by Daniel Ghobrial in middle position and Femi Fashakin from his big blind. The players checked to the turn on a board reading , Christensen bet 15,000,000, and only Ghobrial called. Both players then checked the river, and when Christensen tabled Ghobrial folded his hand.
Hand #35: Ghobrial raised to 20,000,000 and took down the blinds and ante.
Hand #36: Femi Fashakin raised to 14,000,000 from the button and Morten Christensen defended his big blind. Christensen checked the flop, and after Fashakin put out a bet of 10,000,000, he check-raised to 25,000,000 and was called by Fashakin. After again checking on the turn, Christensen then check-shoved all in after Fashakin bet 40,000,000. Fashakin was visibly concerned, even remaking about it being a really bad cooler, but he reluctantly made the call and the players tabled their hands.
The river secured the double-up for Fashakin and left Christensen on fumes, with about 23,000,000 in chips.
Hand #29: Rafi Elharar opened to 13,000,000 and Allen Cullen called from the button. The flop fell and Cullen folded after Elharar continued for 14,000,000.
Hand #30: Elharar bet 13,000,000 and Adrian Curry called from the blinds. The flop came and Curry bet 16,000,000, called by Elharar. The turn was checked.
The river showed a and Curry bet another 16,000,000. Elharar let it go.
Hand #31: Nicholas Chow raised to 15,000,000 and it was called by Walter Atwood in the big blind. The flop brought and Altwood check-folded Chow's bet of 28,000,000.
Hand #32: Cullen bet 12,000,000 and Elharar called in the blinds. appeared on the flop and Elharar check-folded Cullen's bet of 15,000,000.
Hand #33: Daniel Ghobrial bet 13,000,000 from the cutoff and Elharar raised it to 43,000,000 in the small blind. After some thoughts, Chow announced all in and his opponents folded.
Hand #27: Daniel Ghobrial raised to 12,000 from early position, Nicholas Chow called from the cutoff and Morten Christensen called from the big blind.
The flop came down and action checked to Chow who bet about 20,000,000. Both opponents folded and Chow won the pot.
Hand #28: Femi Fashakin raised to 14,000,000 from the cutoff and Paul Cullen called from the big blind.
Both players proceeded to check down a board of . Cullen showed for a set of nines and Fashakin mucked.
"I was hoping he was going to bet at some point," remarked Cullen.
Hand #26: Action folded to Rafi Elharar and he raised to 14,000,000. It was then folded to David Rasmussen, who three-bet shoved all in for 47,000,000 from his big blind and Elhara made the call.
The board ran out , with Elhara hitting one of his two overcards on the turn, and ending Rasmussen's deep run.