Saturday, July 16, 2011



Relatively unknown Manoj Viswanathan is your surprise chip leader as the bubble busted during Day 4 play at the WSOP Main Event.

Viswanathan's only known live cash was a 25th place finish at the LAPT's San Jose Tour stop back in May of 2008. Viswanathan is the only player with a chip count north of 2 million chips. All eyes will be on him on Saturday, as we see if this run is for real.

Kevin Saul and Ben Lamb, who had both been dominating for the past few days, both suffered a setback on Day 4 - Saul enters today's play in trouble with 690K in chips while Lamb is still close to the leaders, starting the day with 1.26M chips.

Max Heinzelmann, who sits T-25th on the PTPR Tournament Player of the Year Leaderboard, is one name to look at today. Heinzelmann has collected over 1.5M USD this season in two back-to-back runner-up finishes at EPT Berlin and EPT San Remo and has been trending up, collecting chips on Day 4 - he's currently 10th in chips.

We have 378 players remaining - coming back today at the Rio - here are the most notable top chip counts:

Manoj Viswanathan 2,115,000
Sam Barnhart 1,925,000
Max Heinzelmann 1,672,000
Bryan Devonshire 1,365,000
JP Kelly 1,332,000
Chris Bonita 1,300,000
Ben Lamb 1,268,000
Sebastian Ruthenberg 1,162,000
David Bach 1,142,000
Jean-Robert Bellande 1,134,000
Phil Collins 1,077,000
Amanda Musumeci 1,064,000
Per Linde 1,009,000
Joe Tehan 893,000 193,000
Joseph Cheong 862,000
Eli Elezra 779,000
Matt Stout 750,000

Other notables coming back today for Day 5 play include: Daniel Negreanu, Joseph Cheong, Tony Hachem, Jon Turner, David Diaz, Erick Lindgren, Allen Cunningham, Todd Brunson, Peter Jetten, Carter King and 2010 PTPR and Bluff Player of the Year Sorel Mizzi.

Notable Day 4 eliminations included: Sandra Naujoks, Mike Sowers, Randal Flowers, Bryan Micon, Thomas Fuller, Blair Hinkle, Jason Koon, Sam Simon, Vanessa Rousso, Joe Serock, Robert Varkonyi, Martin Hruby, Jake Cody, Mickey Appelman, Shannon Shorr, Dennis Phillips, Pim de Goede, Kristy Gazes, Lee Childs, Chris Viox, Andrew Chen, Berry Johnston, Phil Hellmuth, David Chiu, Jeff Madsen, Humberto Brenes, Jeffrey Lisandro and Aaron Overton.

2011 World Series of Poker
World Series of Poker NLH Main Event
July 17-November, 2011

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino | Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Buy-in: $10,000 | Prizepool: $64,531.000 | Entries: 6,865

Bracelet Winner 170
Runner-Up 110
3rd place 95
4th place 85
5th place 80
6th place 75
7th place 70
8th place 65
9th place 55
10th place 45
11th place 40
12-14th place 38
15-17th place 35
18-20th place 32
21-23rd place 28
24-27th place 25

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