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.

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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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