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Event #23: THE MARATHON - $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em
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Event #23: THE MARATHON - $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 4 Completed

Joseph Di Rosa Rojas Holds Commanding Lead Heading Into Day 5 of Event #23: "Marathon" No-Limit Hold'Em

ajlamers • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Joseph Di Rosa Rojas
Joseph Di Rosa Rojas

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.

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
11Pratik GhatgeUnited Kingdom955,000
12Empty  
13Andrew JerniganUnited States6,270,000
14Breixo GonzalezSpain2,180,000
15Empty  
16Tim ReillyUnited States7,220,000
17Maurice HawkinsUnited States3,630,000
18Julian StuerGermany3,055,000
19Alexander LynskeyAustralia1,775,000
     
21Empty  
22Empty  
23Empty  
24Bill GermanisCanada2,470,000
25Joseph Di Rosa RojasVenezuela10,575,000
26Jeffrey TomlinsonUnited States1,475,000
27Josh WeissUnited States1,280,000
28Faraz JakaUnited States3,215,000
29Patrick MahoneyUnited States1,965,000
Joseph Di Rosa Rojas ve
Joseph Di Rosa Rojas
ve 10,575,000 -305,000
Tim Reilly us
Tim Reilly
us 7,220,000 820,000
Andrew Jernigan us
Andrew Jernigan
us 6,270,000 1,640,000
Maurice Hawkins us
Maurice Hawkins
us 3,630,000 -570,000
Faraz Jaka us
Faraz Jaka
us 3,215,000 1,395,000
Julian Stuer at
Julian Stuer
at 3,055,000 355,000
Bill Germanis ca
Bill Germanis
ca 2,470,000 -240,000
Breixo Gonzalez es
Breixo Gonzalez
es 2,180,000 280,000
Patrick Mahoney us
Patrick Mahoney
us 1,965,000 -265,000
Alexander Lynskey au
Alexander Lynskey
au 1,775,000 -1,525,000
Jeffrey Tomlinson us
Jeffrey Tomlinson
us 1,475,000 485,000
Josh Weiss us
Josh Weiss
us 1,280,000 -195,000
Pratik Ghatge gb
Pratik Ghatge
gb 955,000 -2,645,000

Tags: Adrian MateosAlexander LynskeyAna MarquezAndrew JerniganBill GermanisBreixo GonzalezEric BaldwinFaraz JakaJeff TomlinsonJoseph Di Rosa RojasJosh WeissJulian StuerKristen BicknellMaurice HawkinsPatrick MahoneyPratik GhatgeTim ReillyUpeshka De Silva

Josh Weiss Doubles Up

poolshir • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Josh Weiss
Josh Weiss

Yu Li, in the hijack, went all-in and only got a call of Josh Weiss.

Josh Weiss: {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}
Yu Li: {3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}

The board ran out {A-Hearts}{7-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}, Weiss doubled up and Li was left with around 330,000.

Josh Weiss us
Josh Weiss
us 1,475,000 115,000
Yu Li cn
Yu Li
cn 330,000 -1,060,000

Tags: Josh WeissYu Li

Xixiang Luo Eliminated in 15th Place ($33,350)

ajlamers • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Xixiang Luo
Xixiang Luo

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 {5-Spades}{5-Hearts} against Rojas' {a-Clubs}{7-Clubs}.

The flop came {k-Spades}{10-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and Luo avoided disaster thus far. The turn was the {10-Diamonds} giving Rojas some more outs, and the river landed the {k-Clubs}, counterfeiting Luo's pair of fives. Rojas' ace-high was good enough to win the pot and eliminate Luo in 15th place.

Joseph Di Rosa Rojas ve
Joseph Di Rosa Rojas
ve 9,950,000 1,350,000
Xixiang Luo cn
Xixiang Luo
cn Busted

Tags: Joseph Di Rosa RojasXixiang Luo

Faraz Jaka Luckily Triples Up

ajlamers • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Faraz Jaka
Faraz Jaka

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: {A-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Jernigan: {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts}

Jaka took the lead right away when the flop came {10-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{5-Spades}. The turn was the {3-Diamonds} and the river brought the {9-Hearts} and Jaka more than tripled up.

Andrew Jernigan us
Andrew Jernigan
us 4,630,000 -320,000
Faraz Jaka us
Faraz Jaka
us 1,820,000 775,000

Tags: Andrew JerniganFaraz JakaTim Reilly

Maurice Hawkins Gets a Fold

poolshir • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Maurice Hawkins raised to 125,000 from the button. Alexander Lynskey called in the big blind.

The flop came {9-Clubs}{A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}, both players checked. They also checked the {5-Hearts} on the turn.

The {6-Diamonds} 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.

Maurice Hawkins us
Maurice Hawkins
us 4,200,000 50,000
Alexander Lynskey au
Alexander Lynskey
au 3,300,000 500,000

Tags: Alexander LynskeyMaurice Hawkins

Samuel Phillips Eliminated in 17th Place ($26,580)

poolshir • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Samuel Phillips
Samuel Phillips

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: {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}
Samuel Phillips: {4-Spades}{4-Hearts}

The board ran out {K-Spades}{8-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{5-Spades}{Q-Spades} - no help for Phillips and he's out.

Joseph Di Rosa Rojas ve
Joseph Di Rosa Rojas
ve 7,000,000 2,900,000
Samuel Phillips us
Samuel Phillips
us Busted

Tags: Samuel PhillipsJoseph Di Rosa Rojas

Germanis Comes Out on Top

ajlamers • Level 26: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Bill Germanis
Bill Germanis

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 {k-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{8-Spades} and both players checked to the {9-Clubs} turn.

Germanis led out for 370,000 and Rojas called. The river was the {5-Spades} 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.

Joseph Di Rosa Rojas ve
Joseph Di Rosa Rojas
ve 4,100,000 -1,220,000
Bill Germanis ca
Bill Germanis
ca 2,710,000 1,220,000

Tags: Bill GermanisJoseph Di Rosa Rojas