The bubble burst on the second level of the day, guaranteeing the top 693 finishers a payday of at least $18,406.
On the first bubble hand, John Dwyer ran a full house into November Niner Mark Newhouse's quad fives. Zhen Cai followed Dwyer out the door, unable to improve with pocket queens against Darren Keyes' pocket aces. Finally, Kori Hunter's pocket aces were cracked by Harry Kaczka's nine-eight which made two pair.
All three of these players made $6,135 and Cai won a high card for a free seat in next year's Main Event.
One the money bubble was burst, players began dropping like flies. One of the most notable eliminations was that of 10-time bracelet winner Phil Ivey. Ivey held the chip lead coming into Day 3 but had an unfortunate Day 4, ultimately falling from play in 430th place.
Other notable eliminations in the money include Randy Ohel (692nd), Olivier Busquet (641st), Ben Yu (611th), Angel Guillen (594th), Vinny Pahuja (575th), Joe Kuether (558th), Daniel Alaei (534th), Phil Galfond (527th), Jonathan Little (490th), Abe Mosseri (455th), Matthias De Meulder (433rd), Chris DeMaci (357th), Michael Binger (353rd), Faraz Jaka (333rd), and Brett Richey (323rd).
Some notable names who will return to the felt on Day 5 include Leif Force (1.987 million), Martin Jacobson (1.594 million), Simon Charette (1.525 million), Andrey Zaichenko (1.484 million), Matt Waxman (1.453 million), Ankush Mandavia (1.093 million), Jared Bleznick (986,000), Rep Porter (931,000), David Tuthill (896,000), Mukul Pahuja (827,000), Bryan Devonshire (667,000), Maria Ho (544,000), Jeff Madsen (419,000), and David Einhorn (284,000).
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