Vanessa Rousso Leads Final Table at WPT Five Diamond Poker Classic


Vanessa Rousso at the World Poker Tour 2010The final table has been set at the Bellagio for the WPT Five Diamond Poker Classic and previous chip leader Antonio Esfandiari is now one of the short stacks. Early in Day 5, Vanessa Rousso won a massive pot to break Esfandiari’s chip lead for the first time during the tournament and to assume the role of chipleader.

As Vanessa furthered her chip lead, Canadian pro Sorel Mizzi was one of her casualties of war. In his final hand of the tournament, she beat Sorel with pocket Kings versus Sorel’s pocket Queens, eliminating him in 9th place which pays him $59,123.

The WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond Poker Classic is known for having some of the best final table line-ups of the WPT and this one is no exception. Apart from Vanessa Rousso, we have November Nine final two John Racener, Victory Poker pros Antonio Esfandiari and Andrew Robl, Kirk Morrison and Ted Lawson each of whom already has over $2 million in career winnings.

Here are the exact seat assignments and chip counts for the televised final table which is scheduled for 4PM today.

Seat 1: Antonio Esfandiari – 2,105,000 chips

Seat 2: Vanessa Rousso – 5,830,000 chips

Seat 3: Ted Lawson – 635,000 chips

Seat 4: John Racener – 3,235,000 chips

Seat 5: Kirk Morrison – 2,650,000 chips

Seat 6: Andrew Robl – 3,210,000 chips

Here’s a look at some of historical final tables at this event:

Season 1: Gus Hansen, Scotty Nguyen, John Juanda, Freddy Deeb, John Hennigan, Chris Bigler

Season 2: Gus Hansen, Paul Phillips, Dewey Tomko, Abe Mosseri, Mel Judah

Season 3: Daniel Negreanu, Jennifer Harman, Nam Le, Humberto Brenes

Season 4: Doyle Brunson, Phil Laak, Patrik Antonius, J.J. Liu, Darrell Dicken

Season 5: Daniel Negreanu, Joe Hachem, Mads Andersen, David Redlin

Season 6: David Ulliott, Eugene Katchalov, Jordan Rich, Ryan Daut

Season 7: Hoyt Corkins, Chino Rheem, Justin Young, Evan McNiff, Steve Sung, Amnon Filippi

Season 8: Scotty Nguyen, Daniel Alaei, Josh Arieh, Faraz Jaka, Shawn Buchanan, Steve O’Dwyer

The winner of this year’s event will take a first prize of $870,124.
Here’s a look at the remaining prize structure.

Place Prize
1 $870,124
2 $549,003
3 $358,964
4 $232,271
5 $168,924
6 $126,693
7 $97,131
8 $67,570
9 $59,123
10 $50,677
11 – 15 $42,231
16 – 20 $33,785
21 – 30 $25,339
31 – 40 $21,116
41 – 49 $16,892
50 – 52 $14,780
53 – 69 $13,725
70 – 71 $13,197
71 – 100 $12,669

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