WPT Five Diamond Poker Classic Day 2 – Madsen Leads 145

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The World Poker Tour Five Diamond Poker Classic Day 2 has finished up as the re-entry event saw 145 players advance into Day 3 from the total registrations of 449 that were used by players either on Day or up to level eight on Day 2.

Leading that field on Day 3 will be Jeff Madsen as he just edges the chip lead over Kevin Eyster with both players holding 399,400 and 397,200 respectively.

They are heading a field that still includes some very big names, with some of them already in the top ten chip counts. Sitting in that top ten are Sorel Mizzi, Jason Koon, Cliff Josephy and Mr Broke Living himself John-Robert Bellande who was responsible for the elimination of Phil Hellmuth.

Further back in the field but still in with a chance in this event are names like Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu, Mike Sexton, Dan Shak, Mohsin Charania, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Joe Serock, Marvin Rettenmaier, Scotty Nguyen, Antonio Esfandiari and Faraz Jaka.


Unfortunately not everyone can progress in an event of this calibre and we had to see some more notable players busted out of the event on Day 2 with no possibility of buying back in after level eight had ended. Among those eliminations were Phil Hellmuth, Jennifer Tilly, Phil Laak, Christina Lindley and Noah Schwartz.




The Current Top Ten

1st) Jeff Madsen – 399,400

2nd) Kevin Eyster – 397,200

3rd) Dan Martin – 314,000

4th) Sorel Mizzi – 308,300

5th) Barry Hutter – 280,700

6th) Jean-Robert Bellande – 218,100

7th) Jason Koon – 205,800

8th) Robert Salaburu – 198,100

9th) Curt Kohlberg – 194,500

10th) Cliff Josephy – 183,700

The remaining players will now move onto Day 3 at 12pm PT today and will see the field play down towards the money paying positions which were revealed throughout the action last night. The winner is set to take down $1,161,135 whilst the minimum payout will be $21,700 for the top 45 finishers.

The Prize Pool Information

1st) $1,161,135

2nd) $672,685

3rd) $436,160

4th) $303,793

5th) $219,165

6th) $175,766

7th) $134,537

8th) $95,478

9th) $69,438

10th – 12th) $52,079

13th – 15th) $41,229

16th – 18th) $34,719

19th – 27th) $30,379

28th – 36th) $26,039

37th – 45th) $21,700