Chad Eveslage has amassed nearly $7 million in recorded poker tournament winnings, with 200 functional exchange funds going back to 2011. While he’s been in the ring for more than a decade now, Eveslage’s breakthrough at the top has been a recent development. Since the start of 2021, the Muncie, Indiana family has raised more than $5.35 million, winning five titles including World Series of Poker bracelet and two world poker tour Headings of major events. The second of these WPT Gains came this week at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
year 2022 WPT Five Diamonds World Poker Classic The $10,400 Hold’em main event attracted a field out of 569 total entries, topping the $5 million guarantee by more than half a million dollars. After five days of tournament work, Eveslage clinched the title and first prize of $1,042,300.
It was the second biggest payday in Eveslage’s career, after just $1.4 million earned as champion of the $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em eight max event this year. WSOP . World Series of Poker.
Eveslage awarded 2100 card player Player of the Year points for his last win. This was his second and sixth title in this year’s final standings. With a total of 4,222 points and over $2.6 million year-to-date POY its income, and now ranks 13th in 2022 POY sponsored ranking Global Poker.
He also got 1200 . PokerGO . Tour points to win. This was his eighth qualifying point for this focused, high-stakes race. As a result, it is now among the top ten PGT The contenders are heading into the final months of competition.
The WPT five diamonds The main event began on October 19. Registration officially closed the next day, and by the time that session was completed, the field had narrowed down to just 95 students. The third day saw the money bubble burst, with only the best 72 people cashed out. Five-time bracelet winner Brian Rust was the last player to be knocked out of the money range, his pocket handles slamming into the buzz of Eveslage’s pocket.
Lots of notables ran into the event, including controversial Robbi Jade Lew (49), three-time bracelet winner Ryan Leng (40), two-time bracelet winner Pete Chen (26), all-time money leader Justin Bonomo (18th). ), Daniel Colboys (ninth), and 2021 WSOP . World Series of Poker Second place in the event with a value of $50,000 Ren Lin (8th place).
The final day started with only seven left, and Albert Calderon was on top of the chips. Zach Donovan was the first to fall, colliding with pocket queens recently WSOP . World Series of Poker Connected Brian Kim bracelet winner. The pocket pair was held up and Donovan was sent packages in seventh place ($166,000).
It took another 86 hands to reach the next elimination. David Kim got it all done with a pair of aces and a jack kicker, only to find himself behind on aces and eight
four times WSOP . World Series of Poker Michael Gathy bracelet winner. Kim found no help from River, which put him in charge of sixth place ($216,000).
Albert Calderon started the final day as a chip leader, but his run ended in fifth place when his two aces and a tie nut were unable to outsmart the doubles of aces, aces and queens, of Evslag with one card coming. Calderon made aces and scores at the end, but he was still second best. He came home with $283,000 for his strong showing at the event. This result saw his lifetime earnings exceed $1.1 million, with his top three points reaching WPT events.
The classic Preflop sprint was the spelling for Brian Kim’s ending at the event. With a raise from Eveslage and a call from Steve Buckner in front of him, Kim-Three-bet paid his 30 big blinds with As. Eveslage called with 1010 The council ran out as1077. Kim earned $377,000 for his fourth-place appearance. It was the biggest direct championship payday of his career, surpassing the $323,100 he earned as the 23rd place finisher of the year. WSOP . World Series of Poker The main event. His deep run at Bellagio came just one week after he won his first bracelet by dropping a $5,300 high drum during WSOP . World Series of Poker Connected festival. That victory saw him in his pocket $119,000. He now has over $1 million in profits recorded to his name.
Michael Gatti slid down the leaderboard while still playing with three hands. He finally got his last 25 big blinds with AJ trailing AQ of Eveslage. The board was no help for Gathy and the Belgian came out in third place ($505,000). This was only his third coin in WPT Event. Most of his success has come in the live tournament in WSOP . World Series of PokerAnd the He collected four titles and more than $2.7 million from his $4.5 million career earnings.
The head-to-head game started with Eveslage owning 17,875,000 against Buckner’s 10,575,000. The last two wrestled with over 150 hands. There have been many bullet changes along the way, with more frequent fluctuations as the piles become less shallow. In the penultimate hand of the tournament, Evelsage paid just over 12 big blinds with A9 Buckner called Qs from the big canopy. Board ran out 8534a, giving Eveslage a pair of aces for the win. Buckner covered it with three big blinds almost, which means Eveslage got more than 8:1 after the hand.
The next hand saw Buckner pay 97 of the button. Eveslage called with 75 . Bring the board 10105Kygiving Eveslage scores and five years’ imprisonment of fate and title.
Buckner earned $690,000 as a runner-up. This was the second time he took second place in WPT The main event of the season, having also been the runner-up in the WPT Choctaw. He now has over $1.5 million in career earnings, with over $1 million of that coming from his two major results WPT this year. As a result of his recent success, he now sits at number one in the WPT The best player in the race.
Here is a look at the payments and rating points awarded in the final table:
|place||player||earnings||POY points||PGT points|
|2||Stephen Buckner||690 thousand dollars||1750||690|
|3||Michael Gathy||505,000 dollars||1400||505|
|5||Albert Calderon||283,000 dollars||875||283|
|8||Ren Lin||129,000 dollars||three hundred fifty||129|
|9||Daniel Colboys||101,000 dollars||175||101|
Image credits: Joe Giron / World Poker Tour.