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Vanessa Rousso Leads Stacked WPT Final Table

PokerStars pro Vanessa Rousso is currently leading a stacked final table at the World Poker Tour’s Five Diamond World Poker Classic, but she’ll have her work cut out against five opponents that share three World Series bracelets between them.

Alongside Rousso, the impressive final table roster includes former chip leader Antonio Esfandiari, fellow bracelet winners Kirk Morrison and Ted Lawson, 2010 WSOP Main Event runner-up John Racener and high stakes pro Andrew Robl.

With all six of the finalists being established names in poker, the final table promises to be one of the most keenly-contested in the history of the tour – especially given that everyone apart from Lawson has more than 30 big blinds to manoeuvre with.

Having amassed a stack of 5.8 million (97bb), Rousso is far-and-away the chip leader at present with Racener and Robl trailing in joint second by some 1.6 million chips on 53bb apiece. Behind them is Morrison who has 2.6 million in his stack (44bb) and he is followed by Esfandiairi who has slipped from pole position to 2.1 million (35bb).

That just leaves table short-stack Lawson who, with just 635k (10bb) to his name, will be needing to make a move sooner rather than later if he is to get back into contention. Whether he doubles-up or the big-stacks get bigger, it’s certainly going to be an action-packed final table when play resumes for the final furlong later today.
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