Day 2 At Doyle's 5 Diamond
December 16, 2021

The second day of play at the World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, finally saw the end to player registration, giving players a first look at the size of the total prize pool, as well as what waits for them in terms of booty, if they're able to continue till the final table.

In total 329 players signed up to play during the first eight levels of play at this year's Doyle Brunson Classic, nearly 170 less than last year which saw 497 enter, but still enough to create a total prize pool worth $4,761,450.  First prize for the event takes $1,428,430 from that pool with the rest spread out to the other 26 players fortunate enough to make the money.

Some of the players well on their way to making that money with above average chip stacks by the end of Day 2 included PokerRoad's Barry Greenstein, Vivek "FLOG" Rajkumar, Adam Junglen, Sorel Mizzi, Kenna James, Antonio Esfandiari and the tournament's namesake Doyle Brunson, who ended the day with over 280,000 in chips despite starting the event late, on Day 2.

Some of the less fortunate players that will now have to wait until 2010 for their next shot at WPT glory include John Hennigan, Phil Laak, Vanessa Rousso, J.C. Tran, Justin Bonomo and Jimmy Fricke.

For more information on Day 2 of the World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, or to catch live updates and videos from Day 3, visit

Story by Mark Anderson

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