The World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic is once again supplying a number of compelling story lines that are running deep into the $10,000 no-limit hold’em main event. Day 4 saw the field shrink from 54 players down to the final 15, and there was a lot of drama provided by those who still remain as well as the players who busted.The chip leader at the end of play tonight is Antonio Esfandiari with 2,680,000. He is joined at the top by an impressive collection of professionals that include 2010 World Series of Poker main event runner up John Racener , Andrew Robl , Kirk Morrison , Luis Velador, Andrew Lichtenberger , Vanessa Rousso , Chris DeMaci, Amit Makhija , Ted Lawson , and Daniel Fuhs .One top professional survivor can also take the lead late in the Card Player Player of the Year race, but only if he wins the tournament. Sorel Mizzi finished the night with 1,380,000 in chips and if he is victorious at Bellagio he will win 2,400 points and climb to 6,985 points overall, which would be enough to overtake Thomas Marchese for POY the lead.Just making the final table tomorrow should be a tough task with all of the top talent still in the field. Here are the overnight chip counts:Because the field was so stacked with top professionals throughout the day there were also many notable eliminations, but none more so than the namesake of this tournament, Doyle Brunson . He received a spirited round of applause from everyone in the Fontana Lounge as he exited the field tonight.On his final hand Vanessa Rousso raised to 40,000 preflop from the cutoff before Brunson moved all in for 247,000. Kia Mohajeri went into the tank for a few minutes before making the call. Rousso mucked and the two live players flipped over their cards:Brunson: A J Mohajeri: A KBoard: 9 6 6 5 4Brunson was eliminated on the hand in 18th place and he took home $33,785 in prize money.Perhaps the most bizarre bustout of the day was suffered by David Baker . He was very active and aggressive during the early levels, but he ran into some tough luck after building his stack to 1 million. His final hand was his unluckiest, when he fell at the hands of lady luck and Andrew Robl.Bakes got the last of his chips into the middle preflop from the cutoff and Robl made the call from the button. Their cards:Baker: A K Robl: A KBoard: K J 2 3 2Robl spiked a club on the river to make a flush and he grew his stack to 2.1 million. Baker busted in 28th place and took home $25,339 in prize money.Here is a look at the full list of cashes from day 4:Tune back in tomorrow at noon PDT for live coverage and videos from day 5 of this WPT main event, and watch the final 15 players march down to a final television table of six.
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