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World Series of Poker - Day Four Report

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Well, so much for the pros being lost in the shuffle of this gigantic field. Of the nine players making this final table, four are well known players, and top professionals.

Allen Cunningham is the chip leader of Event # 2 of the WSOP as we go to the TV table, which will resume play at 2pm today. Other top pros who will be a factor in this final table include Scott Fischman, who comes in right on Cunningham's heels, only 21,000 chips behind. This final table should make for good TV if for one word only - Devilfish. Yes, Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott is going to be on ESPN, and teach us yanks a thing or two about cracking wise at a poker table while playing some pretty darn good poker. Devilfish comes in sixth in chips, and comes in with only about 15 big blinds in his stack, so he will have to make a move some time early in today's play. Also at this final table is Can Kim Hua, who has two WPT final tables under his belt, and currently ranked 33rd in the player of the year race.

The fact that this event was extended from a two day to a three day event wound up being a real help to these final table players. Play actually ended about 11pm last night, allowing the players to get some rest before playing for $725,000 and the highest honor in poker - a WSOP gold bracelet. This is in stark contrast to the Pot Limit Event, where play ended at about 3:15 am, and 36 players are going to have to come back at noon today to play the tourney out to its conclusion. Due to the Event # 2 field being so huge, the Pot Limit Hold Em event (Event # 3) was struck from the ESPN TV schedule, so it really doesn't matter when they start the final table, as long as they finish tonight.

A great story that fell just short of being on ESPN was Travis Green. Oh, Travis has already been on ESPN a bunch, because he plays hockey for the Boston Bruins (at least he did, before the lockout, or is it a strike?), and has been in the NHL for a number of years. Travis managed to wade his way through the field of 2,305 entrants...only to finish 12th, and miss the TV by three places. Something tells me this ESPN appearance would have been Travis' favorite one ever.

As with any tournament, there was a 'bubble boy', and today's bubble boy was Jerry Flynn. When Jerry moved in from the small blind with AJ of hearts, and was called by CK Hua with pocket queens, Jerry knew he needed help to be on TV. When a queen hit the board on the flop, and the board paired on the turn, Jerry knew it was not meant to be, and we were down to our TV nine.

The final table looks like this.

Allen Cunningham $728,000 in chips

Scott Fischman $707,000

Charlie Huff $500,000

Can Hua $440,000

An Tran $337,000

Dave Ulliott $270,000

Richard Boutwell $204,000

Liz Lieu $177,000

Rondy Edmonson $89,000

Play will start at 2pm with the blinds at 8,000/16,000, with a 2,000 ante. At 38,000 chips an orbit, some of these players will have to make some moves fairly quickly. Other money finishers are listed below, with known players bolded. See you at 2pm today.

10. Jeremy Flynn $34,990

11. Burton Boutin $34,990

12. Travis Green $34,990

13. Minh Ly $28,630

14. Andrew Kelsall $28,630

15. Robert Newton $28,630

16. Daniel Schmiech $22,265

17. Keith Clarke $22,265

18. Robert Amereno $22,265

19. Josiah Trager $15,905

20. Diego Cordovez $15,905

21. Eric Sarkissians $15,905

22. Daniel Tran $15,905

23. Charles Dawson $15,905

24. Phillip Hellmuth $15,905

25. Patrick Moore $15,905

26. Jeremy Brom $15,905

27. Kerry Small $15,905

28. Farzad Arastoozad $11,135

29. Daniel Moore $11,135

30. Rory Monahan $11,135

31. Jason Steinhorn $11,135

32. Kenneth Robbins $11,135

33. David Fried $11,135

34. Kevin Keller $11,135

35. Darren Woolard $11,135

36. Joseph Pelton $13,135

37. Tom Lee $9,225

38. James Plateroti $9,225

39. John Evans $9,225

40. Christopher Russo $9,225

41. Matthew Fletcher $9,225

42. David Ho $9,225

43. Joseph Goldstein $9,225

44. Michael Matusow $9,225

45. Rami Owera $9,225

46. Thomas Fougeron $7,475

47. Arnold Tolee $7,475

48. Terry Weimer $7,475

49. Jay Smith $7,475

50. Shreeniwas Kelkar $7,475

51. Aaron Donovan $7,475

52. Joshua Olson $7,475

53. Mark Seif $7,475

54. Steve Shkolnik $7,475

55. Michael Byers $6,360

56. Cyndy Violette $6,360

57. Kevin Kyblock $6,360

58. Daniel Benjamin $6,360

59. Marc Bradley Lome $6,360

60. Loi Phan $6,360

61. Sam Von Duhn $6,360

62. James Bechtel $6,360

63. Thomas Savitsky $6,360

64. Melvin Swancy $5,565

65. Ky Vu $5,565

66. David Tuchman $5,565

67. Ronnie Yambra $5,565

68. Jeffrie Rine $5,565

69. Gavin Writer $5,565

70. Allie Prescott $5,565

71. Andrew Reanrungroch $5,565

72. Emad Alabdi $5,565

73. Jeff Calkins $4,770

74. Marcello De Grosso $4,770

75. Vincent Devita $4,770

76. James Lester $4,770

77. Boris Shats $4,770

78. Charles Ruggerloi $4,770

79. Mark Scott $4,770

80. Brandon Wong $4,770

81. Kenneth Taylor $4,770

82. Saso Perduloski $3,975

83. Carlton Jerome $3,975

84. David Levi $3,975

85. Jason Rich $3,975

86. Greg Raymer $3,975

87. Jeff Gibralter $3,975

88. Daniel Vogel $3,975

89. Gregg Smallowitz $3,975

90. Mark Chapic $3,975

91. Mark Kozin $3,500

92. Eric Taylor $3,500

93. James Pursifull $3,500

94. Jeremy Stein $3,500

95. Steve Kim $3,500

96. Cecilia Reyes $3,500

97. Kevin Bott $3,500

98. Unknown $3,500

99. Roberto Gordon $3,500

100. Ralph Schwartz $3,500

101. Kenneth Goldstein $3,180

102. Ben Davenport $3,180

103. Ben Foster $3,180

104. Zackary Hon $3,180

105. Daniel Smith $3,180

106. Paul Westly $3,180

107. Steven Greenberg $3,180

108. David Dandeshgar $3,180

109. Timothy Miles $3,180

110. Christopher Sapirman $3,180

111. Lanzi Nicholas $2,865

112. Michael Ortiz $2,865

113. Chad Logsdon $2,865

114. Senthil Kumar $2,865

115. Jon Moonres $2,865

116. Jan Hoitmann $2,865

117. Brian Hebert $2,865

118. Robert Blechmen $2,865

119. Bradley Anderson $2,865

120. Frederick Wolf $2,865

121. Jonathen Shelton $2,865

122. Keith Love $2,865

123. Max Scharf $2,865

124. Glyn Banks $2,865

125. Michael Waterstradt $2,865

126. Amos Sharpe $2,865

127. Kevin Tucci $2,865

128. Gary Walters $2,865

129. Evelin Ng $2,865

130. Keith Rittenhouse $2,865

131. Susau Austin $2,865

132. Gary Ringhofer $2,865

133. Richard Sharpe $2,865

134. Adolfo Crespo $2,865

135. Jeffrey Stoff $2,865

136. Russel Krueger $2,865

137. Anthony Licastro $2,865

138. John Hurst $2,865

139. Casey Bogus $2,865

140. Ken Goldin $2,865

141. Jordan Devenport $2,545

142. Mark Ristine $2,545

143. Donald Sjulstad $2,545

144. Gennady Leviten $2,545

145. David Peat $2,545

146. Janes Pechac $2,545

147. Benjamin Owens $2,545

148. Thomas Dull $2,545

149. George Bronstein $2,545

150. Avi Mukherjee $2,545

151. Greg Lasica $2,545

152. Kevin Fox $2,545

153. Michael Stapleton $2,545

154. Victor Amereno $2,545

155. Brian Lesser $2,545

156. Unknown $2,545

157. Dumitru Gazetovici $2,545

158. Angel Juarez $2,545

159. Emad Rayyan $2,545

160. Unknown $2,545

161. Johan Storakers $2,545

162. James Bakvnowicz $2,545

163. Seth Angel $2,545

164. Thomas Rawlins $2,545

165. Thomas Slater $2,545

166. Jesse Danial $2,545

167. Gary Yates $2,545

168. Michael Rosario $2,545

169. Larry Etherington $2,545

170. Thomas Christensen $2,545

171. Amawattie Mahabir $2,225

172. Brian Schwanz $2,225

173. Matthew Glantz $2,225

174. Marco Traniello $2,225

175. Adam Green $2,225

176. Robert Landaver $2,225

177. Unknown $2,225

178. Canio Sabia $2,225

179. John Morris $2,225

180. Jeffrey Shulman $2,225

181. Allen Hausman $2,225

182. George Nichols $2,225

183. Blake Toungate $2,225

184. Bob Buyce $2,225

185. Chris Mccormack $2,225

186. Seth Lindsley $2,225

187. David Anderson $2,225

188. Terry Fleischer $2,225

189. Denny Crum $2,225

190. Jerry Bernetzke $2,225

191. Walter Joslin $2,225

192. Olivia Mandell $2,225

193. Ann Escobedo $2,225

194. Bart Rothwell $2,225

195. Eric Mizrachi $2,225

196. Brian Owens $2,225

197. Rubin White $2,225

198. Robert Sanders $2,225

199. Russell Laverdiere $2,225

200. Marco Patacios $2,225

Ed Note: There is still plenty of time to live the dream. Full Tilt are doing a 30 WSOP seat guaranteed tournament on June 19th...Plenty of time to get in.

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