For the third year running, the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic has a stacked final table.
In 2009, Daniel Alaei bested a field of 329 and final table including Josh Arieh, Faraz Jaka, Shawn Buchanan, Scotty Nguyen, and Steve O’Dwyer to bank $1,428,430.
Last year, Antonio Esfandiari outlasted a field of 438 and final table that included Andrew Robl, Vanessa Rousso, a woman, John Racener, Kirk Morrison, and Ted Lawson to earn $870,124.
And this year, Antonio looks to do it again, making back-to-back event final tables.
The Magician will enter final table play stacked fifth overall with 1,255,000.
Leading everyone is former November Niner Soi Nguyen with 4,955,000. He’s followed by James Dempsey with 3,860,000.
In third overall is Andrew Lichtenberger with 3,605,000.
Looking to become the WPT’s first ever female open event winner is Vanessa Selbst, a woman, with 2,250,000.
And bringing up the rear is Vitor Coelho with 560,000.
Follow the final table live stream beginning 4:30pm Sunday here.
* Photo courtesy World Poker Tour.