They called him the Spanish Chris Moneymaker when Ramon Colillas came out of nowhere as a satellite qualifier to win the PokerStars Players Championship in the Bahamas in January 2019. He won $5.1 million in the Bahamas and became an overnight sensation in Europe, especially in Spain where they take their poker, especially online poker, very seriously.
Speaking of the OG Moneymaker... Chris Moneymaker started the day near the top of the leaderboard but it was rough Day 4 for Moneymaker. He still managed to hold on to enough chips to keep playing for one more day. Hey, with the dawn of a new day, anything is possible. Moneymaker was among the 292 souls who stayed alive and will return on Saturday for Day 5.
When the dust settled at the end of Day 4, nearly 70% of the field was wiped out and Colillas amassed the biggest stack of them all with 5M. Also in the top ten were Demosthenes Kiriopoulos, Stephen Song, Stephen Chidwick, Zachary Mcdiarmid, Jonathan Dwek, Jason Osser, Dragana Lim, Fernando Rodriguez, and Matthew Jewett. All of the top fve stacks passed 4M with Jonathan Dwek aright behind with 3.95M.
Other notables who survived Day 4 and will return for action on Day 5 included... Chris Moneymaker, Qui Nguyen, Mike Nugent, Arnaud Mattern, Matt Waxman, Jose Wong, Phachara Wongwichit, Jason Koon, Will Molson, David Lappin, Melissa Bryne, Asher Conniff, Jameel Harris, Jonas Hagstrom, Rob Lipkin, Mitch Halverson, Justin Liberto, Jung Woo, Koray Aldemir, Pierre De Almeida, Matt Berkey, Nick Petrangelo, Chance Kornuth, Pete Chen, Sammy Lafleur, Toby Lewis, Ivan Deyra, Nicolas Dumont, Gabe Sack, Jameson Painter, Jean-Luc Adam,Eric Blair, Andrew Dick, Dan Heimiller, Seve Z, Niko Koop, Justin Turner, Hao Sun, Tristan Wade, Keith Lehr, Richard Lee, Marcos Exterkotter, Jonathan Aguiar, Morgan Machina, Josh Prager, and Joey Weissman.
Everyone who busted on Day 4 locked up at least a min-cash. Those Day 4 eliminations included Garry Gates, David Prociak, Brian Haveson, Elky, Ben Yu, JJ Liu, Anton Wigg, Andre Akkari, Allan Le, Brandon Fishman, Maxx Holland, Pete Carini, Barry Greenstein, David Levy, Kitty Kuo, David Tuchman, Chris Moorman, Ryan D'Angelo, Anna Wroblewski, Mike Matusow, Will the Thrill, Victor Ramdin, David the Dragon, Harrison Gimbel, Brian Yoon, Ronnie Bardah, Bart Lybaert, Antoine Labat, Petter Jetten, Michael Noori, Josh Jackson, Chad Eveslage, Romain Lewis, David Williams, Michael Noor, Sonny Franco, Brock Wilson, Yueqi Zhu, Robert Mizrachi, Alex Outhred, Dietrich Fast, Billy Baxter, Fabian Gumz, Martin Jacobson, Samantha Abernathy, Adam Owen, Mark Newhouse, Kathy Liebert, and Mustapha Kanit.
2021 WSOP Main Event - Day 4
END OF DAY 4 - TOP 10 CHIP COUNTS
1. Ramon Colillas (Spain) 5,000,000
2. Demosthenes Kiriopoulos (Canada) 4,500,000
3. Stephen Song (USA) 4,417,000
4. Stephen Chidwick (UK) 4,376,000
5. Zachary Mcdiarmid (USA) 4,093,000
6. Jonathan Dwek (USA) 3,955,000
7. Jason Osser (USA) 3,900,700
8. Dragana Lim (USA) 3,801,000
9. Fernando Rodriguez (USA) 3,442,000
10. Matthew Jewett (USA) 3,398,000