Event Attracts 791 Entries, Many Top Names

Published on December 12th, 2016 1:53 am EST

The World Poker Tour logo - White background.Earlier this week, James Romero took down the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic for $1,938,118, outlasting a final table that included the likes of Justin "Zeejustin" Bonomo.

The tournament attracted a total of 791 entries, making it the largest WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic event in the history of the tour. The World Poker Tour is clearly alive and well, and this year's strong turnout for the event should translate into another strong field next year.


Here is how the final table ended up finishing out:

1st, James Romero, $1,938,118
2nd, Ryan Tosco, $1,124,051
3rd, Jake Schindler, $736,579
4th, Alex Condon, $494,889
5th, Justin Bonomo, $345,272
6th, Igor Yaroshevskyy, $268,545

The final hand of the event came when a short-stacked Tosco elected to make his final stand holding pocket Fives. Romero called immediately, flipping over pocket Kings. The board brought no help for Tosco, and he finished in second place for $1,124,051.

Romero's final table performance was especially impressive given the fact that he entered the final table as the chip leader and never once relinquished the lead. Romero used his stack to apply pressure on his opponents and never looked back.


This was just the third tracked live tournament cash of James Romero's career - prior to this weekend, Romero's largest ever cash had come in a $1,600 DeepStack Extravaganza event, in which he finished in 35th place for $3,803.


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