Fang Leads Final 33 in the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic; Record-Breaking Field in WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas

Yi Fang

He could not be the biggest title in the recreation, but he definitely could be a star in the producing offered the outgoing personality of Yi Fang, who finished Day 4 of the Five Diamond World Poker Basic at Bellagio major the ultimate 33 players remaining in the event.
Fang steadily chipped up throughout the latter fifty percent of the working day, taking a massive pot of Joshua Ladines to move into 7-determine territory and take the chip guide. He didn&#8217t relinquish it from that level forward, ending the day with 1,311,000. The only other player to stop the working day in excess of a million is Isaac Baron, who finished the day with one,012,000.
The working day began with 78 hopefuls and the funds bubble looming with fifty four players earning a payday. David Sands was the unfortunate bubble boy, exiting in 55th place, ensuring the rest of the area a payday.
Some of the notables who cashed incorporate Dan O&#8217Brien (53rd), Ben Tollerene (50th), Cornel Cimpan (48th), Darren Elias (47th), Jeremy Ausmus (44th), and Kathy Liebert (thirty sixth).
While it seems like a lot of big names headed for the door or hopped into Day 1 of the $ a hundred,000 Alpha8 celebration, there are stil plenty of noteworthy names and big tales over and above just Yi Fang.
For case in point, Period III Five Diamond Champ Daniel Negreanu is still in the hunt for his third WPT title and the opportunity to turn out to be the 1st player to at any time get the very same WPT occasion twice. He finished the working day with 378,000, which is beneath typical, but even now lots of chips for the Corridor of Famer to operate with.
Other Champions Club associates in the field incorporate Jared Jaffee (967,000), Keven Stammen (932,000), Will Failla (496,000), Mohsin Charania (230,000), and Anthony Zinno (227,000). Many other notables are in the field too, like Celine Dion&#8217s spouse Rene Angelil, Dan Bilzerian&#8217s brother Adam Bilzerian, and two German high rollers, Fabian Quoss and Tobias Reinkemeier.
There are a number of young players in the hunt as well, including former WPT A single to Watch Aaron Massey (606,000) and recent Types to View Garrett Greer (979,000).
The Skrill very last-more time contest would seem as though it will appear down to the wire, with 6 players nevertheless in contention. Dan Heimiller has the best shot of the group, as he finished the day with 816,000 right after spending a chunk of the afternoon as chip chief, but Brandon Adams (who gained his way into this occasion by way of a DraftKings satellite), Shaun Suller, Joshua Ladines, Chane Kampanatsanyakron, and Millard Hale, but Hale will be climbing an uphill battle soon after losing a large pot to Ryan Fee on a single of the previous pots of the evening to conclude with 51,000 chips.

Here are the chip couts and seat assignments for the 33 Day five gamers who will be back again in motion at 12pm PT on Friday.

Noah SchwartzAt the conclude of Day 1 at the 1st-ever World Poker Tour Alpha8 to consider location in Las Vegas we have thirty gamers that bagged up chips from the forty eight entries nowadays at Bellagio. Leading the way among individuals survivors is Noah Schwartz (pictured previously mentioned) with 1,095,000. These days was also noteworthy since it noticed the largest WPT Alpha8 field ever with 48 entries. That quantity can even grow tomorrow, because registration is open until finally the begin of Stage nine, about two:fifteen PM PST.

There are a handful of other huge names close to the top of the leader board, which includes Phil Laak (783,000), Jason Koon (747,five hundred), and Jake Schindler (736,five hundred). Eight other players bagged up much more than 50 % a million tonight. That Elite Eight involves Alec Torelli, Daniel Cates, Tom Marchese, Scott Seiver, Brian Rast, WPT Period XIII Participant of the 12 months chief Darren Elias, and modern WPT Alpha8 London Winner Daniel Colman.

The eighth player on that checklist is a little less common than some of the other individuals, but he may well have the most intriguing story of any player in the match today. Jason Les was sitting in a coffe store in Costa Mesa, California before these days when he noticed that 30 players experienced entered this tournament. Les then decided to travel to Vegas and join the exciting. Les bagged up 668,000 at the conclude of engage in.

Another player with an exciting tale to share in right now&#8217s area is Scott Henry. He usually performs in small online games back home in Michigan, but after seeing the WPT Alpha8 on television Henry made a decision he wanted to perform right here in Las Vegas. Henry bagged up 202,000 at the end of play tonight.

We dropped just a few gamers today that didn&#8217t choose to re-enter, but they could just as most likely be back again in motion tomorrow. The fallen provided Alan Schein, Amit Makhija, Andrew Lichtenberger, Monthly bill Klein, Byron Kaverman, Cliff Josephy, Curt Kohlberg, Daniel Perper, David Benyamine, Kathy Lehne, Ray Faltinsky, and Yevgeniy Timoshenko.

On Friday, action will shift over to the WPT Alpha8 tv set for Day 2 in this $ one hundred,000 purchase-in high-roller tournament. Cards will get back again into the air at Midday PST, and you can comply with all of the motion in reside protection from the WPT Live Updates group.

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