Day 4 Completed
Day 4 Completed
Joseph Di Rosa Rojas Holds Commanding Lead Heading Into Day 5 of Event #23: "Marathon" No-Limit Hold'Em
In what has been a long and grueling tournament, Day 4 of Event #23: $2,620 "Marathon" No-Limit Hold'Em has come to an end. There were 13 players that bagged chips to return tomorrow and Joseph Di Rosa Rojas leads them all with 10,575,000 chips.
Rojas came into the day with a healthy chip stack and maintained that same stack throughout most of the day. In the last two levels, however, he went on a massive heater eliminating three players and winning almost every pot he was involved in. Rojas has already guaranteed himself his third cash of the 2017 WSOP to go along with two more in 2016. He is still looking for that big payday, however, as his career live tournament earnings total just over $55,000.
The day started with 56 players and within the first level, there were over 10 eliminations in what was a fast-paced 100 minutes. The action slowed down as the day progressed and with 13 players returning for the final day tomorrow, it could be another long grind. A total of seven levels were played today that lasted just over 14 hours from the beginning of the day. But this is what they all signed up for.
Some notables that exited the tournament on Day 4 include Eric Baldwin (21st place - $21,434), Ana Marquez (26th place - $21,434), Upeshka De Silva (30th place - $17,491), Kristen Bicknell (44th place - $14,446), and Adrian Mateos (52nd place - $12,077). Everyone that was lucky enough to find a bag at the end of the night will be guaranteed to at least take home $33,350.
There has been a schedule change for Friday, as the remaining players have agreed with tournament officials to return at 1 p.m. for the final day, where play will end once a champion is crowned. When they take their seats, the blinds will begin at 40,000/80,000 with a 10,000 ante.
Here is a look at the seating assignments and chip counts when play resumes.
|1||1||Pratik Ghatge||United Kingdom||955,000|
|1||3||Andrew Jernigan||United States||6,270,000|
|1||6||Tim Reilly||United States||7,220,000|
|1||7||Maurice Hawkins||United States||3,630,000|
|2||5||Joseph Di Rosa Rojas||Venezuela||10,575,000|
|2||6||Jeffrey Tomlinson||United States||1,475,000|
|2||7||Josh Weiss||United States||1,280,000|
|2||8||Faraz Jaka||United States||3,215,000|
|2||9||Patrick Mahoney||United States||1,965,000|
We got to the table to see Yu Li, in the big blind, all-in and Joseph Di Rosa Rojas, in mid-position, called.
Joseph Di Rosa Rojas:
The board ran out , Rojas had Li beat with his pair of tens. Li is out of the tournament and took $33,350 with him.
Yu Li, in the hijack, went all-in and only got a call of Josh Weiss.
The board ran out , Weiss doubled up and Li was left with around 330,000.
Joseph Di Rosa Rojas raised to 150,000 from early position and Xixiang Luo moved all-in for 700,000 on the button. Rojas asked for a count and he didn't take much longer to call. Luo was currently ahead with against Rojas' .
The flop came and Luo avoided disaster thus far. The turn was the giving Rojas some more outs, and the river landed the , counterfeiting Luo's pair of fives. Rojas' ace-high was good enough to win the pot and eliminate Luo in 15th place.
Maxim Sorokin got his remaining 1,540,000 chips in the middle against a red-hot Joseph Di Rosa Rojas.
Sorokin was in bad shape with against Rojas' . The board ran out giving no help to Sorokin and he was sent to the cash cage in 16th place.
Andrew Jernigan opened the action with a raise to 125,000 from the cutoff and Faraz Jaka piled his remaining 585,000 into the pot from the small blind. Tim Reilly four-bet to 1,000,000 from the big blind and Jernigan pushed all-in over the top for around 5,000,000 chips. Reilly shook his head and tossed his cards to the muck and the remaining cards were flipped over.
Jaka took the lead right away when the flop came . The turn was the and the river brought the and Jaka more than tripled up.
Maurice Hawkins raised to 125,000 from the button. Alexander Lynskey called in the big blind.
The flop came , both players checked. They also checked the on the turn.
The on the river completed the board. Lynskey opened to 325,000, Hawkins raised to 725,000. Lynskey took his time to consider all his options. Hawkins called the clock on him after a while. The floor started counting down and when he got to 1, Lynskey folded.
Joseph Di Rosa Rojas raised to 140,000 from mid-position. Samuel Phillips three-bet to 400,000 from the button. Rojas, four-bet to 1,000,000 and Phillips shoved all-in. Rojas called and had him covered.
Joseph Di Rosa Rojas:
The board ran out - no help for Phillips and he's out.
Bill Germanis raised from the hijack to 150,000 and Joseph Di Rosa Rojas three-bet to 375,000 from the cutoff. The action folded back to Germanis who made the call. The flop came and both players checked to the turn.
Germanis led out for 370,000 and Rojas called. The river was the and Germanis moved all-in for 1,170,000. Rojas thought for a few minutes before the clock was called and would eventually muck his cards.