WPT FIVE DIAMOND WORLD POKER CLASSIC (TV)

December 15-20 | Bellagio | Las Vegas, Nevada
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Fang Leads, Stammen Goes for Two, Negreanu Goes for History

09:17 PM, 12/18/14

Kathy Liebert Out in 36th Place ($31,263)

08:39 PM, 12/18/14

Last DraftKings Qualifier Standing: Brandon Adams

05:10 PM, 12/18/14

David Sands Bursts the Bubble in 55th Place ($0)

04:28 PM, 12/18/14

Hand-for-Hand Play Begins on the Money Bubble

04:01 PM, 12/18/14

Official Prizepool: The Money Bubble Approaches

02:07 PM, 12/18/14

partypoker’s Garden State Super Series II in New Jersey

12:27 PM, 12/18/14

Antonio Esfadiari Eliminated By Nick Petrangelo

12:24 PM, 12/18/14

Skrill Last-Longer is Down to 17 Players

12:12 PM, 12/18/14

Jared Jaffee Leads Final 78 at Bellagio

09:13 PM, 12/17/14

DraftKings Qualifiers Still in the Hunt

07:54 PM, 12/17/14

Sean Winter Eliminated by Chip Leader Jared Jaffee

07:00 PM, 12/17/14

DraftKings Qualifiers Still in the Hunt

03:06 PM, 12/17/14

Special Hublot Party at Hyde Bellagio Tonight at 8 pm

02:24 PM, 12/17/14

Official Prizepool: $5,684,200

01:15 PM, 12/17/14

WPT Players Party, hosted by DraftKings & Skrill

01:07 PM, 12/17/14

DraftKings Wants to Send You to WPT Borgata

12:34 PM, 12/17/14

WPT Players Summit Tonight at 8:30 pm

08:09 PM, 12/16/14

WPTDeepStacks Announces Season 2 Schedule

08:02 PM, 12/16/14

Meet the Qualifier: Dan Jiacopello (partypoker)

07:58 PM, 12/16/14

BLUFF.com WPT Ones to Watch: Jose Serratos

07:12 PM, 12/16/14

ClubWPT Qualifier Brian Benedict Eliminated

05:57 PM, 12/16/14

Daniel Negreanu's Wild Ride in Level 8

05:20 PM, 12/16/14

Krpan Hits a Royal to Win a Royal Caribbean International Cruise

05:18 PM, 12/16/14

Cimpan Hits a Royal to Win a Royal Caribbean Cruise

04:34 PM, 12/16/14

partypoker’s Garden State Super Series II in New Jersey

03:51 PM, 12/16/14

RFG Bounty Tourney Starts at 9 pm ET on ClubWPT

02:57 PM, 12/16/14

ClubWPT Qualifier Brian Benedict Holds His Own

02:18 PM, 12/16/14

Daniel Negreanu Triples Up His Short Stack

01:44 PM, 12/16/14

DraftKings/Skrill WPT Players Party Last Night

12:43 PM, 12/16/14

Justin Young Finishes Day 1 on Top with 146,200

09:22 PM, 12/15/14

WPT Players Summit Tomorrow Night at 8:30 pm

09:01 PM, 12/15/14

WPT Players Party After Play Ends Tonight

08:58 PM, 12/15/14

Bryan Micon Is One of 13 DraftKings Qualifiers

08:36 PM, 12/15/14

partypoker's Garden State Super Series II in New Jersey

07:57 PM, 12/15/14

Keven Stammen Eliminated by Kathy Liebert

04:34 PM, 12/15/14

Royal Caribbean International Royal Flush Bonus

03:24 PM, 12/15/14

Day 1 Wisdom From Actress Jennifer Tilly

03:18 PM, 12/15/14

ClubWPT.com Qualifier Brian Benedict

02:37 PM, 12/15/14

Get Your Buy-in Back From Skrill

02:02 PM, 12/15/14

Wear an Ugly Sweater, Win Monster Headphones

01:30 PM, 12/15/14

Shuffle Up & Deal w/ DraftKings CEO Jason Robins

12:59 PM, 12/15/14

Meet the Season XIII WPT Ones to Watch

12:40 PM, 12/15/14

Welcome Back to Bellagio

11:46 AM, 12/15/14

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Fang Leads, Stammen Goes for Two, Negreanu Goes for History

Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Yi Fang

He may not be the biggest name in the game, but he certainly could be a star in the making given the outgoing personality of Yi Fang, who finished Day 4 of the Five Diamond World Poker Classic at Bellagio leading the final 33 players remaining in the event.
 
Fang steadily chipped up throughout the latter half of the day, taking a large pot of Joshua Ladines to move into seven-figure territory and take the chip lead. He didn't relinquish it from that point forward, ending the day with 1,311,000. The only other player to end the day over a million is Isaac Baron, who finished the day with 1,012,000.
 
The day began with 78 hopefuls and the money bubble looming with 54 players earning a payday. David Sands was the unfortunate bubble boy, exiting in 55th place, ensuring the rest of the field a payday.
 
Some of the notables who cashed include Dan O'Brien (53rd), Ben Tollerene (50th), Cornel Cimpan (48th), Darren Elias (47th), Jeremy Ausmus (44th), and Kathy Liebert (36th).
 
While it sounds like many big names headed for the door or hopped into Day 1 of the $100,000 Alpha8 event, there are stil plenty of notable names and big stories beyond just Yi Fang. 
 
For example, Season III Five Diamond Champ Daniel Negreanu is still in the hunt for his third WPT title and the chance to become the first player to ever win the same WPT event twice. He finished the day with 378,000, which is below average, but still plenty of chips for the Hall of Famer to work with.
 
Other Champions Club members in the field include Jared Jaffee (967,000), Keven Stammen (932,000), Will Failla (496,000), Mohsin Charania (230,000), and Anthony Zinno (227,000). Several other notables are in the field too, including Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil, Dan Bilzerian's brother Adam Bilzerian, and two German high rollers, Fabian Quoss and Tobias Reinkemeier.
 
There are several young players in the hunt too, including former WPT One to Watch Aaron Massey (606,000) and current BLUFF.com Ones to Watch Garrett Greer (979,000).
 
The Skrill last-longer contest seems as though it will come down to the wire, with six players still in contention. Dan Heimiller has the best shot of the group, as he ended the day with 816,000 after spending a chunk of the afternoon as chip leader, but Brandon Adams (who won his way into this event via a DraftKings satellite), Shaun Suller, Joshua Ladines, Chane Kampanatsanyakron, and Millard Hale, but Hale will be climbing an uphill battle after losing a huge pot to Ryan Fee on one of the last pots of the night to end with 51,000 chips.

Here are the chip couts and seat assignments for the 33 Day 5 players who will be back in action at 12pm PT on Friday:

TABLE 32
Seat 1.  Dan Heimiller  -  816,000  (68 bb)
Seat 2.  Jacob Bazeley  -  290,000  (24 bb)
Seat 3.
Seat 4.  Christopher McHugh  -  243,000  (20 bb)
Seat 5.  Adam Bilzerian  -  445,000  (37 bb)
Seat 6.  Nick Petrangelo  -  540,000  (45 bb)
Seat 7.  Garrett Greer  -  979,000  (81 bb)
Seat 8.  Tobias Reinkemeier  -  369,000  (30 bb)
Seat 9.  Fabian Quoss  -  286,000  (23 bb)

TABLE 33
Seat 1.  Jared Jaffee  -  967,000  (80 bb)
Seat 2.  Daniel Negreanu  -  378,000  (31 bb)
Seat 3.  Will Failla  -  496,000  (41 bb)
Seat 4.  Millard Hale  -  51,000  (4 bb)
Seat 5.  Chane Kampanatsanyakorn  -  542,000  (45 bb)
Seat 6.  Brandon Adams  -  758,000  (63 bb)
Seat 7.  Shaun Suller  -  925,000  (77 bb)
Seat 8.  Ryan Fee  -  996,000  (83 bb)
Seat 9.  Yi Fang  -  1,311,000  (109 bb)

TABLE 34
Seat 1.  Mohsin Charania  -  230,000  (19 bb)
Seat 2.  Thomas Winters  -  221,000  (18 bb)
Seat 3.  Isaac Baron  -  1,012,000  (84 bb)
Seat 4.
Seat 5.  Rene Angelil  -  666,000  (55 bb)
Seat 6.  Keven Stammen  -  932,000  (77 bb)
Seat 7.  Anthony Zinno  -  227,000  (18 bb)
Seat 8.  Aaron Massey  -  606,000  (50 bb)
Seat 9.  Chris Bolek  -  268,000  (22 bb)

TABLE 35
Seat 1.  Doug Kim  -  510,000  (42 bb)
Seat 2.  Brandon Crawford  -  373,000  (31 bb)
Seat 3.  Joshua Ladines  -  308,000  (25 bb)
Seat 4.  Steven Delsi  -  105,000  (8 bb)
Seat 5.
Seat 6.  Brett Shaffer  -  474,000  (39 bb)
Seat 7.  Sean Getzwiller  -  225,000  (18 bb)
Seat 8.  Ryan Julius  -  886,000  (73 bb)
Seat 9.  Jean Gaspard  -  268,000  (22 bb)


Photos by Joe Giron
 

Sorted In: Season XIII, Bellagio, Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Featured Blog
09:17 PM, 12/18/14

Millard Hale Triples Up

Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

The very next hand after doubling up Ryan Fee, Millard Hale moves all-in for his last 13,000. Chane Kampanatsanyakron raises, making it 30,000 to play. Jared Jaffee elects to call out of the big blind.

The flop comes AspadeKspade5club. Jaffee bets 85,000, Kampanatsanyakron folds, and Jaffee wins the small side pot.

Jaffee shows Jheart10spade for a gutshot straight draw. Hale holds 6spade7spade for a flush draw.

Hale hits his flush with the 8spade on the turn and stays out front after the river comes Kheart, giving him the pot and the more than triple up.

Millard Hale - 55,000 (6 bb)

Sorted In: Millard Hale, Season XIII, Bellagio, Five Diamond World Poker Classic
08:54 PM, 12/18/14

Ralph Thomas Out in 34th Place ($31,263)

Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Ralph Thomas is all in for about 200,000 with Kdiamond4diamond, and he needs to improve to stay alive against the AclubAspade of Ryan Julius.

The board comes AdiamondQdiamond10heartQclub4heart -- Thomas flops a flush draw and a gutshot straight draw, but improves no further. Julius wins the pot with a full house, aces full of queens, to eliminate Thomas from the tournament.

Ryan Julius  -  825,000  (82 bb)
Ralph Thomas  -  Eliminated in 34th Place  ($31,263)

Sorted In: Ralph Thomas, Ryan Julius, Season XIII, Bellagio, Five Diamond World Poker Classic
08:53 PM, 12/18/14

Farzad Bonyadi Out in 35th Place ($31,263)

Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Isaac Baron raises from the button to 22,000, Farzad Bonyadi moves all in from the small blind for about 160,000, and Rene Angelil moves all in over the top from the big blind. Baron folds.

Bonyadi shows 3heart3spade, and he needs his hand to hold to stay alive against Angelil's AspadeQdiamond.

The board comes KclubQspade2heartAdiamond8spade, and Angelil wins the pot with two pair, aces and queens, to eliminate Bonyadi from the tournament.

Rene Angelil  -  670,000  (67 bb)
Farzad Bonyadi  -  Eliminated in 35th Place  ($31,263)

Sorted In: Farzad Bonyadi, Rene Angelil, Season XIII, Bellagio, Five Diamond World Poker Classic
08:51 PM, 12/18/14

Ryan Fee Doubles Thru Millard Hale

Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Jared Jaffee raises to 22,000 from under the gun, Millard Hale calls from middle position, and Ryan Fee reraises to 90,000 out of the small blind. Jaffee folds.

Hale asks Fee how much he started the hand with and Fee informs him he started with around 450,000. Hale thinks for a couple of minutes, then moves all-in for right around that amount.

Fee practically beats him in the pot, flipping over his KheartKspade. Hale trails with AheartQheart.

Hale gets no help fromthe 7diamond4heart3club flop, and his chances look even slimmer when the turn bring the Kdiamond, giving Fee a set of kings.

The river is the Kclub, unnecessarily giving Fee quad kings and, after a countdown of both stacks, Hale is left with just 14,000 chips.

Ryan Fee - 910,000 (91 bb)
Millard Hale - 13,000 (1 bb)

Sorted In: Ryan Fee, Millard Hale, Season XIII, Bellagio, Five Diamond World Poker Classic
08:51 PM, 12/18/14

Kathy Liebert Out in 36th Place ($31,263)

Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Kathie Liebert
Isaac Baron raises from the cutoff to 22,000, Kathy Liebert moves all in from the big blind for about 260,000, and Baron calls with AdiamondQclub. Liebert turns over AclubKheart, and she needs her hand to hold to stay alive.

The board comes Qdiamond10club8diamond4diamond2diamond, and Baron pairs his queen on the flop and rivers a diamond flush to win the pot and eliminate Liebert from the tournament.

Isaac Baron  -  1,040,000  (104 bb)
Kathy Liebert  -  Eliminated in 36th Place  ($31,263)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Kathy Liebert, Isaac Baron, Season XIII, Bellagio, Five Diamond World Poker Classic
08:39 PM, 12/18/14

Joshua Ladines Doubles Thru Ralph Thomas

Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Jean Gaspard raises from middle position to 24,000, and Joshua Ladines moves all in from the cutoff for 222,000. Ralph Thomas calls from the small blind, and Gaspard folds.

Ladines turns over KclubQspade, and he needs to improve to stay alive against the JclubJdiamond of Thomas.

The board comes Adiamond3club2spadeQclub5spade, and Ladines pairs his queen on the turn to win the pot and double up in chips.

Joshua Ladines  -  487,000  (48 bb)
Ralph Thomas  -  120,000  (12 bb)

Sorted In: Joshua Ladines, Ralph Thomas, Season XIII, Bellagio, Five Diamond World Poker Classic
08:35 PM, 12/18/14

Final Four Tables

Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

With 36 players remaining, there is a redraw for random seats at the final four tables. Here are the updated seating assignments:

TABLE 32
Seat 1.  Dan Heimiller
Seat 2.  Jacob Bazeley
Seat 3.  Keven Stammen
Seat 4.  Christopher McHugh
Seat 5.  Adam Bilzerian
Seat 6.  Nick Petrangelo
Seat 7.  Garrett Greer
Seat 8.  Tobias Reinkemeier
Seat 9.  Fabian Quoss

TABLE 33
Seat 1.  Jared Jaffee
Seat 2.  Daniel Negreanu
Seat 3.  Will Failla
Seat 4.  Millard Hale
Seat 5.  Chane Kampanatsanyakorn
Seat 6.  Brandon Adams
Seat 7.  Shaun Suller
Seat 8.  Ryan Fee
Seat 9.  Yi Fang

TABLE 34
Seat 1.  Mohsin Charania
Seat 2.  Thomas Winters
Seat 3.  Isaac Baron
Seat 4.  Farzad Bonyadi
Seat 5.  Rene Angelil
Seat 6.  Kathy Liebert
Seat 7.  Anthony Zinno
Seat 8.  Aaron Massey
Seat 9.  Chris Bolek

TABLE 35
Seat 1.  Doug Kim
Seat 2.  Brandon Crawford
Seat 3.  Joshua Ladines
Seat 4.  Steven Delsi
Seat 5.  Ralph Thomas
Seat 6.  Brett Shaffer
Seat 7.  Sean Getzwiller
Seat 8.  Ryan Julius
Seat 9.  Jean Gaspard

Sorted In: Season XIII, Bellagio, Five Diamond World Poker Classic
08:30 PM, 12/18/14

Danny Qutami Out in 37th Place ($25,579)

Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Danny Qutami and Jared Jaffee get it all-in preflop for Qutami's last 210,000 chips. Qutami holds Aheart8diamond to Jaffee's 10heart10club.

Qutami gets no help from the Jheart4heart2heart2club9club board and Qutami is eliminated. With that, the clock is paused while the remaining 36 players draw for seats at the final four tables.

Jared Jaffee - 940,000 (94 bb)
Danny Qutami - Eliminated in 37th place ($25,579) 

Sorted In: Jared Jaffee, Danny Qutami, Season XIII, Bellagio, Five Diamond World Poker Classic
08:15 PM, 12/18/14

Thomas Winters Doubles Thru Ryan Julius

Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Yi Fang raises UTG+1 to 25,000, Ryan Julius calls from middle position, and Thomas Winters moves all in from the big blind for 112,000. Fang folds, and Julius calls with Kdiamond10diamond. Winters turns over AdiamondJdiamond, and he needs it to hold to stay alive.

The board comes 6spade5diamond2spadeJspadeQheart, and Winters wins the pot with a pair of jacks to double up in chips.

Thomas Winters  -  260,000  (26 bb)
Ryan Julius  -  630,000  (63 bb)

Sorted In: Thomas Winters, Ryan Julius, Season XIII, Bellagio, Five Diamond World Poker Classic
08:14 PM, 12/18/14

 

CHIPCOUNT

NameChips
1
Yi Fang 1,311,000 
2
Isaac Baron 1,012,000 
3
Ryan Fee 996,000 
4
Garrett Greer 979,000 
5
Jared Jaffee 967,000 
6
Keven Stammen 932,000 

Average Chip Count: 532,727
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Summary

Current Level:

Countdown to Day 5

Players Remaining:

33 of 586

Time Remaining:

Payout Structure

Place Prize
1 $1,477,890
2 $869,683
3 $562,736
4 $383,684
5 $272,842
6 $218,842
7 $167,684
8 $119,368
9 $85,263
10 - 12 $65,368
13 - 15 $51,158
16 - 18 $42,632
19 - 27 $36,947
28 - 36 $31,263
37 - 45 $25,579
46 - 54 $22,737

Blind Structure

Level Blinds Ante
1 50-100 0
2 75-150 0
3 75-150 25
4 100-200 25
5 150-300 50
6 200-400 50
7 250-500 75
8 300-600 75
9 400-800 100
10 500-1,000 100
11 600-1,200 200
12 800-1,600 200
13 1,000-2,000 300
14 1,200-2,400 400
15 1,500-3,000 500
16 2,000-4,000 500
17 2,500-5,000 500
18 3,000-6,000 1,000
19 4,000-8,000 1,000
20 5,000-10,000 1,000
21 6,000-12,000 2,000
22 8,000-16,000 2,000
23 10,000-20,000 3,000
24 12,000-24,000 4,000
25 15,000-30,000 5,000
26 20,000-40,000 5,000
27 25,000-50,000 5,000
28 30,000-60,000 10,000
29 40,000-80,000 10,000
30 50,000-100,000 10,000
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