Welcome to Day 4 coverage of Event 6, the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Mixed-Max. Back on Thursday, 409 players started this event. Following Day 1's nine-handed action, Day 2's six-handed format, and Day 3's heads-up matches, only four players remain with a chance to capture the coveted WSOP gold bracelet, as well as the $480,564 first-place prize.
Warwick Mirzikinian began Day 3 with the chip lead and since only 31 players made it to Day 3, he earned a first-round bye in the round of 32 heads-up matches. From there, he defeated Ryan O'Donnell and Marvin Rettenmaier to earn his spot in the final four. Mirzikinian, an Aussie cash-game player for the most part, does not have many tournament results on his résumé (two WSOP cashes). But as we saw on Saturday, he will be a tough out for his opponent, Aubin Cazals.
This marks Cazals' first WSOP cash and his path to the final four was an impressive one, to say the least. He defeated two-time bracelet winner Eric Froehlich, as well as online-poker stalwarts Toby Lewis and Adam Geyer.
2010 November Niner Joseph Cheong is in search of his first bracelet and, after defeating Nabih Zaczac, Brock Parker, and Fabrizio Baldassari, Cheong has positioned himself very well to capture it..This marks Cheong's eighth career WSOP cash and his best since the 2010 Main Event. He'll face off against Hugo Lemaire.
While he may not be well known in the US with only one WSOP cash, Lemaire has more than $1 million in earnings in Europe. His road to the final four included wins against Robert Tepper, Aaron Jones, and Randy Haddox.
Here are the matchups with their chip counts for Day 4:
Play is scheduled to kick off at 1pm local time, about an hour from now, so be sure to follow along as we provide updates on all of the exciting action until the newest WSOP champion is crowned!