Just 15 left at WPT Five Diamond – Esfandiari still leads

Just 15 left at WPT Five Diamond – Esfandiari still leads

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

54 players started day four of the $10,000 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond Classic at the Bellagio, including the great man himself. Just 15 were left at the close but sadly Doyle ended up just short, busting out in 18th place.

Leading the way going into Day 5 is long time chip leader Antonio Esfandiari . The Magician has built up a stack of 2.68m, over 700,000 ahead of closest rival John Racener. The November Niner went on a real heater going from 137,000 to 1.9m chips. Victory Poker pro Andrew Robl is next with Kirk Morrison, Sorel Mizzi, Andrew Lichtenberger and Vanessa Rousso all in the top ten in the chip counts.

A host of top names hit the rail yesterday including the eponymous tournament host, Marco Traniello, Eugene Katchalov and Freddie Deeb. Perhaps the cruellest exit was that of David Baker. He was all in with AsKs against Andrew Robl's AcKc. A KhJc2d flop made a split a huge favourite but running clubs gave Robl a massive pot and sent Bakes to the rail.

The action resumes at 8pm UK time when the field of 15 will be whittled down to a final table of six.

The full chip counts are as follows:

1. Antonio Esfandiari - 2,680,000
2. John Racener - 1,900,000
3. Andrew Robl - 1750,000
4. Kia Mohajeri - 1,694,000
5. Kirk Morrison - 1,545,000
6. Luis Velador - 1,423,000
7. Sorel Mizzi - 1,380,000
8. Ray Dehkharghani - 1,148,000
9. Andrew Lichtenberger - 915,000
10. Vanessa Rousso - 888,000
11. Chris DeMaci - 801,000
12. Amit Makhija - 756,000
13. Ted Lawson - 400,000
14. Danny Fuhs - 247,000
15. Charles Caris - 125,000

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