The Main Event has been narrowed down to 237 survivors following Day 4, which saw nearly two-thirds hit the rail in close to 13 hours of play. The chip leader changed around 7 times, however, it was Joe McKeehen, from North Wales, PA who bagged up the chip lead at the end of play.
With 3,122,000 in chips, McKeehen is closely followed by Upeshka De Silva (3,067,000 - won his first gold bracelet earlier this summer) and Brain Hastings (2,464,000 - two-time winner so far in 2015).
Several World Champions were eliminated on Day3. Phil Hellmuth (1989), Jim Bechtel (1993), Joe Hachem (2005), Jonathan Duhamel (2010) and Ryan Riess (2014) started the day - but only Bechtel made it through (1,125,000) to Day 5, which starts at noon local time today.
-- Hachem finished 289th.
-- Hellmuth finished 417th.
-- Riess finished 426th.
-- Duhamel finished 565th.
Besides Bechtel, there are still several big names alive and kicking. However, the biggest of them all is Daniel Negreanu. The Canadian Team PokerStars Pro bagged up 1,335,000 in chips (32nd place) and is looking to win his first Main Event title. He currently has 6 bracelets under his belt and $15,518,717 in total WSOP & Circuit earnings.