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Esfandiari Leads, Ivey, Brunson Threaten at WPT Five Diamond
Day 2 at the 2010 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic saw a slew of big names climb the leaderboard and dozens take advantage of the Bellagio's late registration policy in Las Vegas Saturday.
A total of 391 players entered the $10k event throughout the first day, but another 47 jumped in on the action on Day 2 by the time registration closed and the event's ninth level began.
A grand total of 438 players created a $4,248,600 prize pool that will pay 100 spots with $870,124 set aside for first.
As the day wore on the field was whittled down to just 137 with big names like Phil Ivey, Doyle Brunson, Sorel Mizzi, Vanessa Rousso and Faraz Jaka among the leaders.
But it was Antonio Esfandiari who grabbed the overnight lead heading into Day 3 at Bellagio Sunday.
The 2010 WPT Five Diamond will play down to a winner Dec. 8.
PokerListings will continue its unprecedented look at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic from Phil Ivey's perspective on our WPT Live Updates page beginning at 12 p.m. PT Sunday.
Here is a look at the current top ten chip leaders:
1 Antonio Esfandiari 485,600
2 Daniel Fuhs 397,500
3 Faraz Jaka 364,400
4 Doug Lee 355,000
5 Vanessa Rousso 334,100
6 Sorel Mizzi 332,400
7 Keith Gibson 325,100
8 Phil Ivey 308,100
9 Doyle Brunson 295,400
10 Nicholas Mitchell 290,100