Jared Jaffee Takes WPT Five Diamond Lead

Jared Jaffee Takes WPT Five Diamond Lead

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Jared Jaffee leads the charge for the the huge $1,477,890 first prize heading into day four of the WPT Five Diamond Poker Classic.

Last year's WPT Jacksonville winner will return to Bellagio later today with 768,000 putting him well ahead of Chane Kampanatsanyakorn (584,500), Ralph Thomas (582,000) and Keven Stammen (533,500) who were the only other players to crack the half a million chip mark.

A total of 78 players are still in the hunt for the huge pre-Christmas windfall including Kathy Liebert (388,500), Brandon Adams (363,500), Will Failla (292,500), Ben Tollerene (277,000) and Daniel Negreanu (246,000).

Antonio Esfandiari's hopes of reaching the Five Diamond final table for a fourth time are still alive. He has work to do though, returning with just 69,500.

54 players will win a share of the $5,684,000 prize pool with the min-cash set at $22,737.

WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Leaders.

1. Jared Jaffee - 768,000
2. Chane Kampanatsanyakorn - 584,500
3. Ralph Thomas - 582,000
4. Keven Stammen - 533,500
5. Aaron Massey - 463,000

Tags: WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Jared Jaffee