Pop! The money bubble during the WSOP Main Event is always one of the most exciting moments of the poker year. That moment occurred early on Day 4 when the 2023 WSOP Main Event reached the money. A min-cash was worth $15,000 this year.
Argentina's Emmanuel Lopez was one of the first players to reach 3M in chips, but Dirty Diaper was the first to reach 4M shortly before dinner break.
When Day 4 ended, American pro Ryan Tosoc was one of three stacks that were over 5M. Tosoc bagged the lead with 5.12M, followed by Mitch Halverson (5.1M), Aditya Systla (5M), Scott Berko (4.7M), Bradley Moskowitz (4.1M), Juan Maceiras Lapido (3.98M), Jon Cohen (3.8M), Gabi Livshitz (3.8M), John Racener (3.71M), and Quan Zhou (3.7M)
Among the other players who survived Day 4 and advanced to Day 5 included.... Chance Kornuth, Nicholas Rigby, Daniel Weinman, Nate Silver, Christian Harder, John Duthie, Amit Makhija, Mo Hawkins, Alec Torelli, Chris Vitch, Niall Farrell, Tony Dunst, Joe Hachem, Mark Teltscher, Dario Sammartino, Jessica Vierling, Sam Stein, Davidi Kitai, and Faraz Jaka.
Yu Wang was Bubble Person, while Jeppe Bisgaard won an entry into next years Main Event during a heck of a cooler on the bubble. You guessed it. It was Jeppe's pocket cowboys getting ambushed by Jonathan McCann's pocket Aces. The Aces held up. There were three eliminations on the bubble... and Yu Wang missed out and bubbled. Bisgaard secured the seat for next year's Main Event and Peter Nigh cashed. When the bubble final burst, Nigh busted in 1507th place as the first player to min-cash.
Early eliminations and $15K min-cashes (between 1250 and 1500 places) on Day 4 included.... Kalidou Sow, Joe Cada, Upeshka De Silva, Chainsaw Kessler, Manig Loeser, Erwann Pecheu, Jeff Shulman, Paul Newey, and Farah Galfond.
Players that busted on Day 4 (between places 1005 and 1250) and banked $17,500 included... Connor Drinan, Bruno Lopes, Joe Serock, Sylvain Loosli, Johnny Chan, Jamie Gold, Vinny Pahuja, Ryan D'Angelo, Tony Cousineau, Philip Yeh, Quinn Do, Don O'Dea, and Sean Winter.
The next payjummp (for players between 963 and 1004 places) to $20K or double the buy-in included... Gary Benson, Scott Bohlman, Sonny Franco, and Johnny Bax.
The next mini-payjump was to $22,500 (for places 864 to 962) and that group hitting the rail included... Ami Barer, Sergi Reixach, Brent Apter, Julien Martini, and Michael Adamo.
There was another modest payjump to $25K (from places 765 to 863) and that batch that busted included... Giuseppe Zarbo, Joel Cohen, Dom Nitchse, Arnaud Mattern, and Joseph Liberta.
The payjump to $27,500 (for places 666 to 764) included bustouts from... Doug Polk, Alex Fitzgerald, Barny Boatman, and Dylan Linde.
The payjump to $30K (for places 603 to 665) included bustouts from.... Niko Koop, Stephen Chidwck, Taylor Black, Brett Richey, and Ben Lamb.
The next payjump to $32,500 (for places 540 to 602) included eliminations from.... Punnat Punsri, Yu Zhu, and Patrik Antonius.
The next payjump to $35K (places 477 to 539) included knockouts for... Dylan Wesman, Sergio Aido, Theo Tran, and Andrew Wu.
Late on Day 4, the last batch of bustouts (places 442 to 476) included... Elky, James Carroll, Alex Foxen, and Victor Ramdin.
Action on Day 5 resumes at noon on Tuesday and they will play five full levels.
2023 WSOP Main Event
Prize Pool: $93,399,900
Top 10 Chip Counts - End of Day 4:
1 Ryan Tosoc (USA) 5,120,000
2 Mitchell Halverson (USA) 5,100,000
3 Aditya Systla(India) 5,075,000
4 Scott Berko (UK) 4,700,000
5 Bradley Moskowitz (USA) 4,145,000
6 Juan Maceiras Lapido (Spain) 3,985,000
7 Jon Cohen (USA) 3,815,000
8 Gabi Livshitz(Israel) 3,800,000
9 John Racener (USA) 3,710,000
10 Quan Zhou (China) 3,705,000