The World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic Day 3 was played out with some of the biggest names in the game fighting it out for the title and first place payout. This highly popular event has again attracted large numbers, with a $10k buy-in guaranteeing the best of the best turning up with regards to poker players.
With 166 players heading in to the day, they were aiming to be reduced down to just the 54 players to be paid but had to cut that short with 60 players still left in the hunt.
The player who sits at the top of the pile is a player that always runs well here, Antonio Esfandiari has the chip lead with 918,500. He actually won this event just a couple of years ago and finished in fourth place last year, so not many people would bet against him earning a similar achievement this year too.
This is especially the case as he has already built up a 300k lead over the players behind him, which has all been achieved in a very strong field of players. He also took down the events biggest pot so far as he eliminated Shawn Cunix with both players holding a set, yet Esfandiari held the biggest of them.
Players Heading For The Exits!
Day 3 saw the eliminations of some very well known faces in the poker world such as the chip leader coming into Day 3 Michael Mizrachi, Vanessa Selbst, Shawn Cunix, Joe Hachem, Andy Frankenberger, Barry Greenstein, Gavin Smith and the super aggressive J.C Tran.
The biggest shock was that of Michael Mizrachi who had stormed to the top of the leader board on Day 2, only to see his Day 3 cut short as he was busted out without any payout.
The Current Top Ten:
Antonio Esfandiari – 918,500
Freddy Deeb – 622,00
Thomas Winters – 586,000
Edward Sabat – 519,000
Brian Rast – 508,500
Noah Schwartz – 478,000
Yevgeniy Timoshenko – 472,500
Andrew Lichtenberger – 470,000
John Hennigan – 447,500
Ty Reiman – 434,000
Day 4 will be kicking off at again at 12pm local time here again later today, with just six players remaining before the bubble is burst. The initial plan is for this field to e reduced down to the final three tables of nine, meaning the last 27 players.
We will be following this event right until the end, so if you need to be kept up to date, you know which site to bookmark. We will bring you just who are the players to beat in this start studded tournament.