As the play on Day 4 dwindled down to the last few hands, less than 300 players remained. The 2017 WSOP Main Event has featured some marvellous action over the last few days with lots of bad beats and coolers. And of the 7221 hopefuls who dreamt of being crowned the world champion, only 297 remain after Day 4.

Team India boasted a good performance at this year’s World Series of Poker. Indeed, the first ever bracelet was won in this year’s championships. Hoping to continue in the very same mould, are Paawan Bansal and Rahul Byrraju, the last remaining Indians in the Main Event. Bansal and Byrraju will begin Day 5 with the hopes of increasing their stacks which stand at 514,000 and 1,320,000 respectively.

Paawan Bansal

Bansal has quietly made his way through the first 3 days whereas Byrraju was among the big stacks early on. They will need to make a quick start to Day 5 with the chip leader at 4,678,000 chips. Both, Bansal and Byrraju, stand to make a minimum of $35,267 from the Main Event. The winner will take home $8,150,000.

Argentinian Damian Salas Leads Final 297

Damian Salas from Buenos Aires leads the remaining players in the Main Event with a staggering 4,678,000 stack. He dominated the final few hours of Day 4 and leads France’s Sebastian Comel who’s in second with 4,198,000 chips.

Damian Salas

Belgian Kenny Hallert, 3rd in chips with 4,145,000 chips, may be eyeing another final table run after last year’s sixth place finish. However, he is not dwelling on that just yet. He said, “I don’t want to focus too much on going back to back final table. The way to the final table is still so long. We need to play three full days. I can just finish 250th tomorrow, it can happen. I don’t have high hopes just yet.”

The poker community is guaranteed a new World Champion this year with the last remaining former champions eliminated earlier on Day 4.

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