Day 4 of BIG 50 - $500 No-Limit Hold'em ended with 7 players still alive and 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 in 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 shortly 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 with a bag 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, and will play down to a winner. There will be a 15-minute break every 2 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, got 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 a 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 8th place for $141,126 with ace-king against height-seven.
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