The World Poker Tour has always attracted the biggest names in poker and the 2012 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic is no different. The star-studded field has just made their way back to the poker tables to start Day 2 of the event, so let’s take a look at who is out there today.
There are 23 Champions Club members (former WPT Champions) remaining in the field, including Will Failla, Antonio Esfandiari, Erik Seidel, Hoyt Corkins, McLean Karr, David Williams, Joe Tehan, Carlos Motensen, Matt Giannetii, Scot Clements, Jonathan Little, Alan Goehring, Dwyte Pilgrim, Steve Brecher, Daniel Negreanu, Guillaume Darcourt, Kevin Saul, Mark Newhouse, David Chiu, Barry Greenstein, Randal Flowers, Nam Le, and recent WPT Jacksonville winner Tony Ruberto.
ClubWPT.com Qualifier Andrew Campanelli played a solid day of poker and made it through to Day 2 with roughly 28,000 in chips. With one of the early chip leaders at his table, he had a tough day but is holding strong and really enjoying playing with some of his favorite WPT players, like Antonio and Daniel as pictured above.
Starting teh day off with the chip lead is Vanessa Selbst with Marco Traniello, Jeff Madsen, Matt Affleck, Matt Glantz, Annette Obrestad, Todd Terry, Faraz Jaka, Doc Sands and others lurking behind her.
There are two tables of nosebleed stakes poker running in Bobby’s Room (the famed high-stakes poker room inside the Bellagio Poker Room) including Ben Lamb, Shaun Deeb, Doyle Brunson, Jen Harman, Scott Seiver, Jason Mercier and Eli Elezra. Many of these players will registering into the tournament later today (registration closes at 5pm).
The field is expected to exceed 400 entrants, which will put the prizepool at more than $4 million. An impressive chunk of change to split up among those who make it deep enough to cash.