2011 World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic Day 1: Selbst on the Lead

As day 1 of the 2011 WPT $10,000 Five Diamond World Poker Classic event came to an end at Bellagio, right at the very end of it was Vanessa Selbst on top of the chip count, holding a stack of 165,800, with her closest competitor, John Smith, not straying too far from her lead with his 156,075 stack of chips.

Who’s In, Who’s Out

There were quite a number of notables who took their seats at the event including Joseph Cheong, JC Tran, Justin Young, Matt Waxman, Lee Markholt, Frank Kassela, Shawn Buchanan, Steve Gross, Sorel Mizzi, Mike Matusow, Nick Schulman, and Sam Stein. Unfortunately for them, they will not be moving on to the next day with the rest of the players since they were eliminated from the tables as the day progressed. Other notables who made it past day 1 however, include Darren Elias, Allen Kessler, Chris Klodnicki, Will Failla, Antonio Esfandiari, Erik Seidel, Hoyt Corkins, Matt Glantz, David Williams, David Pham, Matt Giannetti, Carlos Mortensen, and more.

Selbst’s Huge Leap

Right at the very end of day 1, only 283 players will be moving on to day 2 of the event. Of course, on the spotlight of the day was Vanessa Selbst. Vanessa Selbst was able to nourish her chip stack to a huge amount later on the evening of the day. Selbst was able to let her stack grown and take the lead of chip holdings when she went against Victor Ramdin and eliminated him from the tables during the evening.

Big Stacks for Day 2

The day ended with Vanessa Selbst having acquired a pretty substantial amount of chips totalling to 165,800, which puts her right at the top of the race. On second however, is John Smith, with a pretty strong stack of 156,075 in total. Right on the third spot is Jean Gaspard, having accumulated a total of 131,925 chips. On fourth and fifth places are Jonathan Bennet and Darren Elias, having a tie in regards to their chip counts, both players having 130k chips for day 2. Right on the sixth spot is Keith Ferrera, with a total of 127,825 on to the next day. Mike Meskin sits at the seventh spot in regards to the chip count with his pretty impressive 119,775 chips. Madison Bergeron, right on eighth, managed to scoop up a pretty hefty 118.700 followed by Robert Nahmani on ninth with 112,400 and Allen Kessler on tenth with 108,475.

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