He may want to go fast but Ricky Bobby's got nothing on Day 3 of the 2007 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic. Not even the 90-minute levels, deep stacks or comfortable atmosphere were able to hold back the players who returned to the felt this afternoon to see who would make the money and who would be forced to walk away with a whole lot of nothing.
In all, 152 were pitted against one another as play began at noon, but with only 100 spots available in the payouts it was inevitable that a third of the group would be walking away empty-handed. While it's not surprising that the requisite number of players did indeed hit the rail, the fact that the two start-of-day leaders were among them certainly was.
Max Pescatori and Daniel Alaei, it's shaping up to be one of the more interesting final tables we've seen on the WPT in recent memory. With almost $2.5 million up for grabs for first you can believe each of these players will be bringing the heat tomorrow.
So, as always, we respectfully request the pleasure of your company as we continue to chronicle the happenings here at the 2007 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic. How many other events need seven words in their title? Not many, so it's got to be good.