WPTs Nearing the Bubble

WPTs Nearing the Bubble

Friday, 7 December 2012

The money bubble is fast approaching at WPT Prague with just 78 of the original 567 left standing at the end of yesterday’s session.

When play resumes today the atmosphere will certainly be tense for those with short stacks as the bubble will burst when the 73rd player hits the rail. With a minimum of €5,000 on offer for anyone who finishes at least 72nd place or better there’s bound to be some cautious play as today’s session progresses.

However, for those at the top their sights will be firmly set on the €325,000 top prize. Currently in a strong position to challenge for the money and the title is Marco Lang. The Canadian player bagged 694,000 chips at the end of the day to finish top of the chip counts ahead of Elio Fox (571,500), Pawel Brzeski (544,000) and Manuel Bevand (537,000).

Across the Atlantic at the WPT’s Five Diamond World Poker Classic, the atmosphere will also be tense during today’s sessions as the field is just four away from the payouts.

Having attracted a total of 503 entries (135 being re-entries), this year’s event boats a much larger prizepool than last year with the eventual winner set to take home $1,268,571.

Currently holding the chip lead with 60 remaining is Antonio Esfandiari with 918,500, but he faces some stiff competition as the likes of Freddy Deeb, Brian Rast and Yevgeniy Timoshenko are all following closely behind.

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Tags: WPT Prague, WPT Five Diamond Classic, Antonio Esfandiari