WPT Five Diamond Classic Day4: Bellande Leading Final 21

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Day 4 at the World Poker Tour Five Diamond Poker Classic has been consigned to the record books as we now have just 21 of the 59 that started the day. The biggest shock of all though is that it is Jean-Robert Bellande that is leading the event with just three tables remaining.

Bellande is a popular player on the circuit but has never really hit the heights thus far when it matters in poker tournaments. This could all change though as Mr Broke Living himself came back from being a short stack at one point during the day to become the chip leader with 1,637,000 chips.

He will not have it easy though as there are still plenty of tough players in this event including the likes of Christian Harder, Joe Serock, Dan O’Brien, Dan Smith and Will Failla. They will each be looking to do all they can to win this event despite probably secretly rooting for Bellande as well.

Those who fell on Day 4 included Ravi Raghaven, John Hennigan, Scotty Nguyen, Mohsin Charania, Sorel Mizzi, Jeff Madsen, Mike Sexton and Antonio Esfandiari. With many expected to either now fly over for the EPT Prague or to go home for Christmas.

Catch us for the report from Day 5 around this time tomorrow as the action is set to play down to the final table of six who will battle it out for the title.

The Current Top Ten

1st) Jean-Robert Bellande – 1,637,000

2nd) Keith Tilston – 1,274,000

3rd) Eddy Sabat – 1,026,000

4th) Christian Harder – 980,000

5th) Joe Serock – 949,000

6th) Barry Hutter – 766,000

7th) Dan Martin – 700,000

8th) Steven Silverman – 667,000

9th) Dan O’Brien – 643,000

10th) Gary Benson – 643,000