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WSOP Day 4 roundup

The World Series of Poker Main Event Day 4 came to a close Saturday after just three levels of play.

Of the 6,494 entrants, only 407 players still remain and are guaranteed at least $27,469 of the $61 million prize pool.

Positions 608 and higher paid out at least $21,365.

Some notables knocked out on Saturday include Phil Hellmuth, Patrick Bruel, Kelly Kim, Surinder Sunar, Matt Brady, Mark Gregorich, and Jesper Hougaard.

The chip leaders heading into Sunday's Day 5 showdown at noon are:

1. Matt Affleck - 1,819,000

2. Lacay Ludovic - 1,608,000

3. Tom Lutz - 1,600,000

4. James Akenhead - 1,572,000

5. Charlie Elias - 1,540,000

6. Miika Puumalainen - 1,492,000

7. Jordan Morgan - 1,489,000

8. Bernhard Perner - 1,426,000

9. Blair Hinkle - 1,399,000

10. Benjamin Jensen - 1,394,000

Some big names do still remain in the tournament including Phil Ivey (1,276,000), Theo Tran (1,000,000), actor Lou Diamond Phillips (607,000), Joe Hachem (490,000), Dennis Phillips (414,000), Kenny Tran (415,000) and last year's champion Peter Eastgate (397,000). Paul Lieu is in last place heading into Sunday with 18,300 chips.

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