On To Day 4 – Umang “Ronnie” Dattani & Ami Alibay amongst Chip Leaders in 2013 WSOP Main Event

Umang Ronnie Dattani
Umang “Ronnie” Dattani

It’s now on to Day 4 for the 2013 World Series of Poker $10,000 Main Event, with Calgarian Umang aka “Ronnie” Dattani amongst the chip leaders at the conclusion of play Thursday. We haven’t hit the money yet, but it’s damn close with 666 players remaining. For 2 tables worth of players, Friday will be devastating as only 648 are guaranteed at least a min-cash; going out now is the difference between losing $10,000 or collecting a stub for $19,100 or better…

Dattani is no stranger to CanadaPoker.com, having caught up with Umang after his first major tournament win at the 2010 Canadian Open Poker Championships. He was primarily a cash game player back then, but has clearly been “diversifying” his game over the past few years. Regardless, he’s in good shape to make a deep run in this one right now, with 848,000 chips in a tournament that currently has a single player over the million mark. There is a long way to go yet, but today’s action should see the field thin considerably after the money bubble breaks.

Ami Alibay
Ami Alibay

Not far behind Dattani sits Quebec’s Ami Alibay with nearly 650k, who also happens to be one of the few Canadians who ponied up the $111,111 to play the “One Drop High Roller” held earlier in the 2013 WSOP schedule.

PEI’s Benny Chen already won a bracelet and almost $1.2 million this summer, but with 600,000 it looks like he isn’t done yet. One of the winningest online players on the planet, Ontario’s Mike “Pipedream17” Dietrich is also on a tear with 575,500.

Rounding out the “Top 100” counts are;

Marc McLaughlin – 560,000 (QC), Yann “Yadio” Dion – 539,000 (QC), Guillaume Rivet – 513,500 (QC), Jason Mann – 495,000 (BC) and another 2013 bracelet winner, Michael Malm with 479,500 (ON).

We hope we haven’t missed anyone on this list of the other Canadians still in contention, put in order of approximately where they sit on the counts going into Day 4 for your perusal…

The 100’s

Stephane Lacas – 443,000 (QC), Greg Mueller (2 bracelets) – 432,000 (BC), Timmy McIntyre – 426,000 (BC), Dustin Septa – 412,000 (AB),

The 200’s

Carla Sabini – 333,500 (QC), Marc Carpentier-Perrault – 327,000 (QC) Julien Faux – 325,000 (QC), David Pecaski – 298,000 (BC), Ivan Mamuzic – 295,000 (ON),

The 300’s

James Hudson – 236,000 (QC), Yi Fang – 233,000 (BC), Nicholas Verkaik – 216,000 (ON), Matt Marafioti – 202,000 (ON),

The 400’s

James Dawick – 170,500 (ON), Harsukhpaul Sangha – 169,000 (BC), Joel Bullock – 153,500 (AB), Evan Jarvis – 138,000

The 500’s

Yan Lee – 131,500 (BC), Samuel Gagnon, 121,500 (QC), Peter Kshonze – 120,500 (ON), Jair Beltran – 118,000 (ON), Jason Mandanici – 118,000 (QC), Simon Charette (1 bracelet) – 115,000 (ON), Daniel Landriault – 104,000 (AB), Mike Watson – 98,000 (ON), Adam Kende – 94,500 (BC)

The 600’s

Michelle Doiron – 69,000 (NB), Daniel Koschok – 48,000 (AB)

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Jon Harnish
35 year old recreational player, husband and father of three from Calgary, Alberta. Enjoy lower stakes cash games including PLO and limit Omaha 8. Any of the micro-stakes HORSE games will play online MTTS and SNGs. Live, Tournaments and Satellites up to $550. I love the game but am far to social to take it seriously and sometimes give up a little to much information at the table because I enjoy discussing the game, so decided it was safest for my bankroll to take up writing about the game. That way I still get to meet the cool people and opinions on the game, but with a little less risk. Writing wise, currently a regular contributor to Poker Pro Canada, like to write profiles, previews and recaps the most. formally wrote for Canadian Poker Player Canada. My Poker Blogs have been featured on CardPlayer Social and SpadeClub as "Recommended" or in newsletters on several occasions and Pokerweblogs as "Blog of the Month". Past projects included organizing and promoting major events with the Canadian Poker Tour, introducing Big Slick Poker Tour to Southern Alberta and directing events and finals.


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