The first four levels of the WSOP Tournament of Champions resulted in only five eliminations. John Juanda was the first to fall when he ran into Jennifer Harman's set of jacks and he was followed out the door by Barry Shulman, Greg Raymer, Sam Farha, and eight-time bracelet winner Phil Ivey, who became short-stacked early, ran it back up to 33,000 and busted out a short time later.
Erik Seidel (72,075), Johnny Chan (71,325) and Mike Matusow (70,575) more than doubled their starting stacks today and finished the day 1-2-3 atop the leaderboard. Needing to do a bit of work and catch a few cards are Annie Duke (12,500), Joe Cada (12,125) and Doyle Brunson (10,200).
Action will continue tomorrow at 12 p.m. PDT. The plan is to play another four levels. We do hope you join us again.
For all of us at PokerNews, that's a wrap from the Rio.