WSOP 2015: Team Pro sends eight red spades to Day 4

For 90% of the 6,420 people who started Day 1 of the 2015 WSOP Main Event, the dream is dead. The WSOP became just another lost buy-in, one they'd rather forget than read about today. For the remaining 661, however, this Saturday in Las Vegas is one they are guaranteed to make $15,000 and have a chance to make a lot more.

Among those 661 hopefuls who will return to play are eight people with red spades on their arms. Matti De Meulder leads them all with a 487,000 stack. Today he'll be looking to best his highest Main Event record. Last year, he finished in 433rd place. Today, he looks good to do better than that.

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Matti De Meulder

Meanwhile, PokerStars' first Team Pro from India is not far behind with 457,000. Aditya Agarwal is here for his tenth WSOP, and his very first as a member of Team PokerStars Pro. He's running neck and next with some of the better-known members of the red spade brigade. Fatima de Melo (who on Day 2 was all the way down to 6,000 in chips) sits on 453,500 while Daniel Negreanu has a sweet-looking 444,000.

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Daniel Negreanu

Here's how the whole Team stacks up right now.

Matti De Meulder 487,000
Aditya Agarwal 457,000
Fatima Moreiro de Melo 453,500
Daniel Negreanu 444,000
Andre Akkari 422,000
Jake Cody 355,500
George Danzer 155,000
Victor Ramdin 71,500

Good luck to all of them as the day begins.

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