Vanessa Rousso leads WPT final table

teampro-thumb.JPGVanessa Rousso's poker career lacks few things. She's made important final tables, earned millions, and cashed more than a dozen times at the World Series of Poker. She's won an EPT high-roller event, the PCA ladies event, and a televised tournament. She's even won a WPT side event.

In all that time, however, Rousso has never won a World Poker Tour main event. She's come tantalizingly close, but she's not notched that victory. Tonight, she has the chance.


Late last night, Rousso finished at the top of the six remaining at the Five Diamond World Poker Classic in Las Vegas. She sits among some poker's more well-known players (including a WSOP November Niner).

Here's how the final table looks going into play today.

Seat 1. Antonio Esfandiari - 2,105,000
Seat 2. Vanessa Rousso - 5,830,000
Seat 3. Ted Lawson - 635,000
Seat 4. John Racener - 3,235,000
Seat 5. Kirk Morrison - 2,650,000
Seat 6. Andrew Robl - 3,210,0000

"Days like today are what it's all about," she said, "The pressure, the stakes, the lead, the game...I live for this!"

Best of luck to Rousso today!

Brad Willis
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