Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

The Four Hour Level 17

• Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Sam Barnhart is atop the leaderboard.

Another level has passed and one thing we know for sure, there will be no repeat Main Event Champion this year. Robert Varkonyi was the last ME Champ standing but fell to a set of sixes when he paired his ace. Sam Barnhart and Daryl Jace continue to live at the top of the counts.

Joining Varkonyi on the rail this level were Jake Cody, Vanessa Rousso, Joe Serock, Shannon Shorr, Steve Gross, Dennis Philips, Warren Fund and Martin Hruby.

The field also keeps shrinking as tables are breaking quickly through the Orange section. The tournament clock reads 495 players remain. Two pay jumps have already been reached, each active player is now guaranteed $23,876.

Tournament supervisors have also taken the 500 chip out of play. Players only have 1,000 (yellow), 5,000 (orange) and 25,000 (green) are in play.

Only one more level is scheduled to play tonight. Then players will bag and tag their chips before returning for Day 5 tomorrow.