WPT Five Diamond Poker Classic Day 3 – Nguyen Leads 59

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Day 3 at the World Poker Tour Five Diamond Poker Classic is now done and dusted as the 145 hopefuls that started the day were dramatically reduced to a total of just 59 going into Day 4. Those players will now return later today in order to try and get themselves into the top 45 spots in order to at least cash in the event.

Leading the chip counts currently is Don Nguyen after he surged to the top with a total of 774,500 chips. He has the likes of Mohsin Charania, Dan O’Brien and Joe Serock directly behind him in the top ten, so will not be feeling too comfortable just yet.

Also in the hunt on Day 4 will be the likes of Jeff Madsen, Jean-Robert Bellande, Galen Hall, Sorel Mizzi, Ravi Raghaven, Matt Glantz and Scotty Nguyen.

There were many who were unfortunate to have busted out before the paying places including Daniel Negreanu, Micah Raskin, Allen Kessler, Dan Shak, Justin Bonomo, Jason Somerville and Marvin Rettenmaier.

Many of them will be doing exactly what Negreanu is and heading over to the European Poker Tour Prague, an event that we will also be following later in the week.

The Current Top Ten

1st) Don Nguyen – 774,500

2nd) John Holsonback – 594,000

3rd) Mohsin Charania – 573,000

4th) Dan O’Brien – 504,500

5th) Dan Martin – 496,000

6th) Barry Hutter – 489,000

7th) Brian Rast – 459,500

8th) David Paredes – 458,500

9th) Antonio Lafosse – 454,500

10th) Joe Serock – 430,000

Day 4 will see the players compete through the bubble period and see them all trying to nail down as a high a ranking as possible before Day 5. Catch us tomorrow for another update.