WSOP: Bryan ‘theczar19’ Piccioli Leads Main Event After Day 4


Bryan “theczar19” Piccioli leads the 2016 WSOP Main Event after Day 4

Just 251 players remain in the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event and the chip leader is a very familiar name to anybody familiar with the PocketFives Rankings over the years.

Bryan ‘theczar19’ Piccioli ended Day 4 with 4,026,000 and is the only player above 4 million.

“So much fun. I had a short stack to my left to start the day but he ended up busting and his seat was taken by Brendon Rubie and Jon Turner was on his left,” said Piccioli. “So I had those two on my immediate left for almost the whole day, so I was kind of being more selective knowing that they’re prone to playing back and what not. It just seemed like everything I was going was working.

Right behind him is former Big One for One Drop winner Dan Colman with 3,711,000. Melanie Weisner held the chip lead at one point on Friday and ended up bagging a top 10 stack.

Other notables still in the hunt for a trip to the 2016 November Nine include Jared Bleznick (2,568,000), Tom Marchese (2,108,000), Tony Gregg (2,013,000), Max Silver (1,810,000), Gaelle Baumann (1,724,000) and reigning WSOP Player of the Year Mike Gorodinsky (1,612,000).

Former #1s Making Moves

There are seven former #1-ranked PocketFives players still in the Main Event. Piccioli leads the way but he’s joined by the likes of Griffen Benger, Chris Hunichen and Cliff Josephy. Day 4 actually began with 11 former #1-ranked PocketFives players but Dan Kelly, Eisenhower1, Tim West and Kevin Saul all found themselves out sometime on Friday.

Remaining Former #1-Ranked PocketFives

Bryan Piccioli – 4,026,000
Griffin Benger – 2,409,000
Chris Hunichen – 2,241,000
Cliff Josephy – 1,554,000
Shaun Deeb – 1,089,000
Sorel Mizzi – 1,000,000
Paul Volpe – 640,000

Seven Ladies Continue Chasing History

Not since Barbara Enright finished fifth has a female made the WSOP Main Event final table. Weisner leads a group of seven players looking to change that and put a female into the November Nine for the first time ever. Right behind Weisner is Louise Francoeur.

Gaell Baumann who famously finished 10th in the 2012 WSOP Main Event finsiehd with 1,791,000. Maria Ho, who has cashed in the Main Event three other times in her career, finished with 691,000 after hanging around the chip lead during the early part of the day.

Melanie Weisner – 3,078,000
Louise Francoeur – 2,107,000
Gaelle Baumann – 1,791,000
Stacy Matuson – 1,186,000
Dee Friedman – 1,038,000
Jennifer Shahade – 976,000
Maria Ho – 691,000

The remaining players return Saturday at Noon.

Top 10 Chip Counts

  1. Bryan Piccioli – 4,026,000
  2. Dan Colman – 3,711,000
  3. Thomas Miller – 3,684,000
  4. Pierre Merlin – 3,396,000
  5. Farhad Jamasi – 3,380,000
  6. Goran Mandic – 3,216,000
  7. Adi Abugazal – 3,180,000
  8. Daniel Zack – 3,085,000
  9. Melanie Weisner – 3,078,000
  10. Tom Middleton – 3,025,000