Completed the largest this year, WPT tournament – Five Diamonds Poker Classic 2016. The winner of this tournament was James Romero. Before this tournament, James, only twice cashed in live tournaments, and his total winnings was less than 5 thousand dollars.
At the final table Romero came with a fantastic chip lead. In a more than 2 times his stack was bigger then nearest oponnent. At the final table he constantly pushes rivals, and carefully collected the blinds. The first out was when QQ Romero knocked out A10 Igor Yaroshevsky. The next final table left is Justin Bonomo, who with a smaller pair could not strengthen against top pair Romero. Then the game went completely under the control of James, and he came in with 8-1 chip lead to heads up. In the final hand with pocket kings were stronger Romero than pocket fives Ryan Tosoch. Thus, the winner of the Main Event tournament WPT Five Diamonds December was James Romero.
Players in this final table received the following payments:
1. James Romero – $ 1,938,118
2. Ryan Tosoch – $ 1,124,051
3. Alex Condon – $ 736,579
4. Jake Schindler – $ 494,889
5. Justin Bonomo – $ 345,272
6. Igor Yaroshevskii – $ 268,545