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James Romero Wins Record WPT Five Diamond For $1.938 Million!

Tags: James Romero, WPT Five Diamond.
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2016 by "T".

The 2016 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic drew a field of 791 entries to beat the precious record that was set in 2007 when Ukraine's Eugene Katchalov outlasted a field of 664 entrants to bank $2,482,605. The field size also tied the WPT record in $10k buy-in events with the 2007 WPT L.A. Poker Classic, which was won by Eric Hershler for $2,429,970.

Back to the record-setting Five Diamond Main Event. James Romero arrived at the final table with a 2-1 advantage over his next closest opponent. The Portland, Oregon native used his big stack well, given that he never let anyone get within a few million of him during his smooth journey to his first WPT title.

According to Hendon Mob, Romero only had two live tournament cashes for $4,699 before winning this tournament for an incredible $1.938,118! In addition, he got a $15,000 entry into the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions, a WPT Champions Trophy, a Hublot King Power Unico Carbon and Red watch, and a pair of Rose Gold Wireless Over-Ear Element Headphones from Monster.

Season XV WPT Five Diamond Final Table Results
1st: James Romero - $1,938,118
2nd: Ryan Tosoc - $1,124,051
3rd: Jake Schindler - $736,579
4th: Alex Condon - $494,889
5th: Justin Bonomo - $345,272
6th: Igor Yaroshevskyy - $268,545


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5 comments for "James Romero Wins Record WPT Five Diamond For $1.938 Million!"

 doubletop77712/12/2016 9:27:09 AM GMT
Many congratulations to James Romero on winning his first WPT title and the near $2,000,000 first prize. This was a huge tournament and he must have played really well to win
 huffas12/12/2016 9:40:09 AM GMT
congratulations!!! James Romero for winning the first WPT title
 Calmplay12/12/2016 11:28:52 AM GMT
this guys Justin Bonomo was really insane, he did not win but was a force through out the whole thing and he is always in good position in very important events. Great player both online and offline Smile But congrats to James for taking this down...
 pochui12/12/2016 1:38:34 PM GMT
many congratulations to james romero for managing to win wpt five diamond event and take home a little bit more than he previously did on his live performances. it must feel great to improve on your overall score in live events of just over $4.5K by quite a cool amount of $1.9 millions.
 Tony_MON7ANA12/13/2016 5:48:23 PM GMT
Congratulations to James Romero on winning the 2016 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic, one of the most star-studded events in Las Vegas. I really look forward to watching the tournament replay on YouTube.

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