Day 3 completed
|Blinds||150,000 / 300,000|
Players Info - Day 3
Day 3 completed
Chad Eveslage secured a marquee first WSOP bracelet win with victory in Event #8: $25,000 High Roller.
Jake Schindler was also vying for his first bracelet but fell just short, as Eveslage scooped his maiden title along with $1,415,610 in prize money. This seven-figure score more than doubles his total WSOP winnings before today, and moves him above the $5,000,000 mark in total live earnings.
Other notable final tablists included defending WSOP Player of the Year Josh Arieh (3rd - $616,047) and 2021 WSOP Main Event winner Koray Aldemir (6th - $241,791)
Event 8: $25,000 High Roller Final Table Results
|1||Chad Eveslage||United States||$1,415,610|
|2||Jake Schindler||United States||$874,915|
|3||Josh Arieh||United States||$616,047|
|4||Chris Brewer||United States||$442,213|
|6||Koray Aldemir||United States||$241,791|
|7||Antonio Lievano||United States||$184,324|
"I feel good," Eveslage told PokerNews. "It's nice to win. It's a lot of money after a tough tournament. The venue is great; it's definitely an upgrade from the Rio!"
Eveslage already has a number of WSOP mixed game final tables including H.O.R.S.E., Limit Hold'em and Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, but says he wasn't surprised to win his first bracelet in a No-Limit Hold'em event.
"I'm definitely better at No-Limit Hold'em tournaments than mixed tournaments. If I had to bet, mixed game tournament fields are smaller, but I'm a better No-Limit tournament player than a mixed tournament player."
Final Day Recap
Just 15 players returned for the final day, with Main Event champion Aldemir scooping an early double and sending Justin Young to the rail to lift himself off the bottom rung of the leaderboard.
Start-of-day chip leader Chris Brewer managed to hold on to his lead during the opening exchanges, and extended it further still with the elimination of Reagan Silber on the unofficial final table bubble.
Six of the final nine players were looking for their first WSOP bracelets, however Daniel Colpoys' dreams of WSOP glory would have to wait as he bust in ninth.
It's been three years since Ognyan Dimov scooped his first bracelet, but he would have to wait to add to his collection as he was sent packing by Eveslage. He was picking up momentum at the right moments, also sending Antonio Lievano to the rail as he moved up the chip counts.
The Pivotal Hand
Brewer still appeared in control at the top of the counts, until a key hand between him and Eveslage. The pair were top two in the counts at the time when Eveslage opened with and Brewer defended his big blind with . The flop gave Brewer top pair and Eveslage a set.
Brewer check-called all three streets on as Eveslage moved became the new chip leader
Eveslage's lead was large — triple the chips of the player second in chips — and it would grow with the elimination of Aldemir and Brek Schutten in a single hand.
Jake Schindler managed to cut the gap with the elimination of 2021 WSOP Player of the Year Josh Arieh in third, and started heads-up play only slightly outchipped.
Eveslage would edge the opening exchanges, before a rivered flush against the top pair of Schindler saw the gap widen considerably.
A double for Schindler did briefly raise the prospect of an elongated heads-up match, but Eveslage sealed the deal in a hand where both players made two pair. Schindler came off second best, and would have to settle for $874,915.
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Jake Schindler limped the button for 400,000 with , Chad Eveslage checked his option holding .
The flop came , giving both players a pair. Both players checked and went to a turn.
The fell next, now Eveslage bet 800,000. Schindler make the call with a pair and his flush draw.
The final street brought the , improving Schindler to the worse two pair.
Eveslage went for it all, moving all in for 3,900,000 effective. Schindler seemed a little surprised at the slight overbet, but eventually made the call with his two pair and was eliminated.
Jake Schindler () limped the button and Chad Eveslage () raised to 1,400,000. Schindler called.
The flop was the and Eveslage bet 2,000,000. Schindler called.
The turn was the . Eveslage shoved and Schindler threw his hand away
Jake Schindler limped the button for 400,000 with . Chad Eveslage checked his option holding .
The flop showed . Eveslage checked his pair, and Schindler bet 400,000 with four-high. Eveslage called.
On the turn, Eveslage checked again and Schindler fired for a second time, now for 1,500,000. Eveslage hung on with another call.
The river came the and Evelage checked again. Schindler thought for a bit and decided to risk it all, going all in for 5,100,000. If Eveslage called, the tournament would be over, but Eveslage couldn't make the call and Schindler took down the pot.
Chad Eveslage moved all in for 3,780,000 effective and Jake Schindler quickly called. With his tournament life at risk, Schindler had Eveslage dominated.
The board ran out clean for Schindler when the dealer spread and Schindler kept the match going with a double.
Chad Eveslage limped the button for 400,000 with and Jake Schindler checked his option with .
On the flop, players saw . Jake Schindler check-called the bet of 400,000 from Eveslage.
Eveslage saw a backdoor flush draw show up when the hit the turn, but Schindler made top pair. Both players checked.
Schindler now led for 500,000. After thinking for a bit, Evelage raised to 2,100,000 and Schindler quickly folded.
Chad Eveslage called on the button for 400,000 with and Jake Schindler checked his option holding .
The flop brought the . Action went check-check.
The turn paired the bottom card with the . Schindler checked and Eveslage bet 400,000, which Schindler called.
On the river , Schindler checked a final time. Eveslage now fired 1,200,000. Schindler quickly called and took down the pot.
Chad Eveslage looked down at and called on the button for 400,000. Jake Schindler checked his option with .
The flop came . Schindler checked and Eveslage bet for 400,000. Schindler put in the min-check-raise to 800,000. Eveslage called.
The turn didn't change much and now Schindler slowed down and checked. Eveslage bet 1,800,000., which Schindler called.
The hit the river leaving both players unimproved and Eveslage in the lead with a better nine. Schindler checked and Eveslage checked behind to take down the pot.
Chad Evesledge raised the button to 600,000 with and Jake Schindler made the call with .
Schindler made a pair on the flop and action checked through.
The same story played out on the turn.
Schindler went for a bet of 800,000 on the river, and Eveslage made the call with his bottom pair to send the pot to Schindler.