After five days of playing, the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic has reached the six players who will make up the WPT televised final table. Among those six is a player looking to defend his title from last year (Antonio Esfandiari), one who has made a WPT final twice in three weeks (Victor Coelho) and one looking to become the first woman to have her name engraved on the Champions Cup (Vanessa Selbst).
Here are the chip counts and seat assignments for the televised final table:
Seat 1. James Dempsey – 3,860,000 (64 BBs)
Seat 2. Vitor Coelho – 560,000 (9 BBs)
Seat 3. Antonio Esfandiari – 1,255,000 (20 BBs)
Seat 4. Andrew Lichtenberger – 3,605,000 (60 BBs)
Seat 5. Vanessa Selbst – 2,250,000 (37 BBs)
Seat 6. Soi Nguyen – 4,995,000 (83 BBs)
The WPT Live Stream (with hole cards) begins at 4:30 pm PT / 7:30 pm ET and features commentary from Tony Dunst, Dan O’Brien, and David Sands.
URL :: http://www.worldpokertour.com/Live_Streaming/index.aspx
Notes on the players:
Antonio Esfandiari won this event a year ago on his birthday and goes into the final table looking to become the first person to ever get their name on the WPT Champions Club in consecutive years at the same event.
Vanessa Selbst is looking at her first opportunity to get her name on the WPT Champions Cup, which would make her the first woman to ever win an Open WPT event.
Vitor Coelho finished fourth at the WPT Jacksonville event just three short weeks ago for which he banked $75,105. With at least $119,418 guaranteed to the sixth-place finisher, Coelho looks to take home more from this event but will definitely have his eyes on the WPT Champions Cup.
No stranger to final tables at major poker tournaments, chipleader Soi Nguyen was one of the 2010 WSOP November Nine where he placed ninth.
Englishman James Dempsey is attempting to get his name on the WPT Champions Cup for the first time to go along with his WSOP bracelet he won last year in a $1,500 PLO Event.
After an eighth-place finish here last year, Andrew Lichtenberger has already improved his performance by reaching the WPT televised final table. He’ll also be looking to get his name on the WPT Champions Cup for the first time.