Soi Nguyen Leads WPT Five Diamond; Esfandiari Looks to Go Back-to-Back

Antonio Esfandiari's dad (above if you didn't figure that out) celebrates his son's chances of repeating as WPT Five Diamond champ.

With 13 remaining in the 2011 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic, former November Niner Soi Nguyen is the overall chip leader, stacked at 3,100,000.

He’s followed by Andrew Licthenberger with 2,114,000.

While some of the storylines from yesterday were KO’d, today’s short session (the remaining field plays down from 13 to six) still has plenty of intrigue.

Last year’s champ, Antonio Esfandiari, looks to repeat as he’s currently fifth in chips with 1,099,000.

Vanessa Selbst, a woman, is still in contention to become the WPT’s first open event female winner. She’s stacked at 869,000.

Also remaining is ex-WPT Championship winner David Williams with 748,000.

Get full chip counts here.

* Photo courtesy World Poker Tour.


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