Day 4 at the World Poker Tour Five Diamond Poker Classic has been consigned to the record books as we now have just 21 of the 59 that started the day. The biggest shock of all though is that it is Jean-Robert Bellande that is leading the event with just three tables remaining.
Bellande is a popular player on the circuit but has never really hit the heights thus far when it matters in poker tournaments. This could all change though as Mr Broke Living himself came back from being a short stack at one point during the day to become the chip leader with 1,637,000 chips.
— Jean-Robert Bellande (@BrokeLivingJRB) December 10, 2013
— Jeremy Ausmus (@jeremyausmus) December 10, 2013
He will not have it easy though as there are still plenty of tough players in this event including the likes of Christian Harder, Joe Serock, Dan O’Brien, Dan Smith and Will Failla. They will each be looking to do all they can to win this event despite probably secretly rooting for Bellande as well.
Day over and I'm 4/21. 980k going to 6/12k.
— Christian Harder (@realcharder30) December 10, 2013
Ended with 950k, 21 ppl left.
— Joe Serock (@floesknows) December 10, 2013
Those who fell on Day 4 included Ravi Raghaven, John Hennigan, Scotty Nguyen, Mohsin Charania, Sorel Mizzi, Jeff Madsen, Mike Sexton and Antonio Esfandiari. With many expected to either now fly over for the EPT Prague or to go home for Christmas.
Out. all in pre AA < KQ vs the great @dansmithholla
— Sorel Mizzi (@sorelmizzi) December 10, 2013
Hung on to get in money at WPT 5 Diamond – finally picked up Queens, go all-in & opponent had Kings. Great tourney – GL to remaining players
— Mike Sexton (@MikeSexton_WPT) December 9, 2013
Catch us for the report from Day 5 around this time tomorrow as the action is set to play down to the final table of six who will battle it out for the title.
The Current Top Ten
1st) Jean-Robert Bellande – 1,637,000
2nd) Keith Tilston – 1,274,000
3rd) Eddy Sabat – 1,026,000
4th) Christian Harder – 980,000
5th) Joe Serock – 949,000
6th) Barry Hutter – 766,000
7th) Dan Martin – 700,000
8th) Steven Silverman – 667,000
9th) Dan O’Brien – 643,000
10th) Gary Benson – 643,000