Antonio Esfandiari Dominating at WPT Five Diamond Classic

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Antonio-Esfandiari-WPT-chip-leaderThe World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson Five Diamond Poker Classic Main Event just completed Day 4 and Victory Poker pro Antonio “The Magician” Esfandiari  continues to lead the pack.

Entering Day 5 of play, there are 15 players remaining and Esfandiari is holding 2.6 million chips followed by WSOP Main Event runner-up John Racener who has a 1.9 million chip stack in his first major tournament since going heads-up against Jonathan Duhamel at the Main Event final table in November with a 6 to 1 chip shortage. In 3rd spot is another Victory Poker pro Andrew Robl.

Here is what the final 15 look like:

1. Antonio Esfandiari – 2,680,000
2. John Racener – 1,900,000
3. Andrew Robl – 1,750,000
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

Canadian poker pro from Toronto, Sorel Mizzi who is a regular at the WPT events is still in the game and currently sitting in a comfortable 7th chip spot.

Other Canadians who have finished in the money are:

17 Doug Lee Calgary, Alberta $33,785
30 Bruno Lalonde Montreal, Quebec $25,339
36 Chee Chan Ontario $21,116
79 Ami Alibay Blainville, Quebec $12,669

Here are how some other notable poker players finished who made the money:

18 Doyle Brunson Las Vegas, NV $33,785
24 Freddy Deeb Irvine, CA $25,339
70 Eric Mizrachi Sunny Isles Beach, FL $13,197
70 Dwyte Pilgrim Brooklyn, NY $13,197
83 Jason Mercier Davie, FL $12,669
92 John Juanda Las Vegas, NV $12,669
95 Hoyt Corkins Las Vegas, NV $12,669
100 Matt Affleck Mill Creek, WA $12,669

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