Daniel Alaei Tournament Chip Leader Heading Into Day 4

Published on 2009-12-17 06:39:00

WPT and Bellagio logos on black background - World Poker Tour36 of the original 329 entrants in the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic are still alive after three full days of play, with Daniel Alaei currently sitting at the top of the pack.

Heading into Day 4, Daniel Alaei currently lords over a stack of over 1.66 million chips, which is nearly 500k ahead of Steven Landfish, who currently sits in second place.

The list of the top five chip stacks is rounded out by some pretty familiar names:

Josh Arieh - 1.112 million
Scotty Nguyen - 981k
Matt Waxman - 951k

The list of the remaining players who are still alive in the event is dotted by some well-known names, including:

Mike Sowers - 801k
Joe Cassidy - 689k
Chad "Lilholdem954" Batista - 620k
John Juanda - 476k
Antonio Esfandiari - 445k
Toto Leonidas - 251k

Mike Matusow, John Phan and Tom "durrrr" Dwan were some of the names that were unfortunate enough to bust out on Day 3.

The top 27 spots pay in this event, meaning that the money bubble will burst early on Day 4.

The eventual winner of this event will take home over $1.4 million dollars, with the runner-up receiving just short of a million ($952,290).

Last year's event was won by David "Chino" Rheem, who ended up pocketing $1,538,730 for his victory.


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