2017 World Series of Poker

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

2017 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
120,000 / 240,000

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

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
13Andrew JerniganUnited States6,270,000
14Breixo GonzalezSpain2,180,000
16Tim ReillyUnited States7,220,000
17Maurice HawkinsUnited States3,630,000
18Julian StuerGermany3,055,000
19Alexander LynskeyAustralia1,775,000
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
Player Chips Progress
Joseph Di Rosa Rojas ve
Joseph Di Rosa Rojas
10,575,000 -305,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Tim Reilly us
Tim Reilly
7,220,000 820,000
Andrew Jernigan us
Andrew Jernigan
6,270,000 1,640,000
Maurice Hawkins us
Maurice Hawkins
3,630,000 -570,000
Faraz Jaka us
Faraz Jaka
3,215,000 1,395,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Julian Stuer at
Julian Stuer
3,055,000 355,000
Bill Germanis ca
Bill Germanis
2,470,000 -240,000
Breixo Gonzalez es
Breixo Gonzalez
2,180,000 280,000
Patrick Mahoney us
Patrick Mahoney
1,965,000 -265,000
Alexander Lynskey au
Alexander Lynskey
1,775,000 -1,525,000
Jeffrey Tomlinson us
Jeffrey Tomlinson
1,475,000 485,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Josh Weiss us
Josh Weiss
1,280,000 -195,000
Pratik Ghatge gb
Pratik Ghatge
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