Monday, June 6, 2022 10:18 PM Local Time
Chad Eveslage Wins Maiden WSOP Bracelet in Event #8: $25,000 High Roller ($1,415,610)
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.
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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.
Monday, June 6, 2022 10:15 PM Local Time
Jake Schindler Eliminated in 2nd Place ($874,915)
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.
|Chad Eveslage||37,650,000||5,850,000 |
|Jake Schindler||0||-5,900,000 |
Monday, June 6, 2022 10:07 PM Local Time
Eveslage Shoves on Schindler
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
|Chad Eveslage||31,800,000||4,175,000 |
|Jake Schindler||5,900,000||-4,150,000 |
Monday, June 6, 2022 10:04 PM Local Time
Schindler Fires Three Barrels
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||27,625,000||-3,075,000 |
|Jake Schindler||10,050,000||3,075,000 |
Monday, June 6, 2022 9:54 PM Local Time
Schindler Doubles To Bounce Back
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||29,725,000||-975,000 |
|Jake Schindler||7,950,000||975,000 |
Monday, June 6, 2022 9:48 PM Local Time
Eveslage Rivers the Fifth Heart
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||30,700,000||1,700,000 |
|Jake Schindler||6,975,000||-1,700,000 |
Monday, June 6, 2022 9:43 PM Local Time
Schindler Gets a Little Back
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||29,000,000||800,000 |
|Jake Schindler||8,675,000||-800,000 |
Monday, June 6, 2022 9:37 PM Local Time
Eveslage Dodges Hearts to Win 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 Eveslage||28,200,000||2,200,000 |
|Jake Schindler||9,475,000||-2,200,000 |
Monday, June 6, 2022 9:26 PM Local Time
Schindler's Weak Pair is Best
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.
|Chad Eveslage||26,000,000||-2,000,000 |
|Jake Schindler||11,675,000||2,000,000 |
Monday, June 6, 2022 9:20 PM Local Time
Schindler and Eveslage Trading Pots
Both players are trading small pots back and forth. Chad Eveslage holds on to his 3:1 chip lead and looks for a spot to try and close it out.
|Chad Eveslage||28,000,000||1,050,000 |
|Jake Schindler||9,675,000||-1,050,000 |
Monday, June 6, 2022 9:07 PM Local Time
Schindler Overbets the Turn
In a limped pot, Chad Eveslage ( ) check-called 300,000 from Jake Schindler ( ) on a flop.
The turn saw Eveslage check again and Schindler overbet, betting 2,250,000.
Eveslage tank-folded and Schindler took down the pot.
|Chad Eveslage||26,950,000||-500,000 |
|Jake Schindler||10,725,000||500,000 |
Monday, June 6, 2022 9:07 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
|Chad Eveslage||27,450,000||2,000,000 |
|Jake Schindler||10,225,000||-2,000,000 |
Monday, June 6, 2022 9:01 PM Local Time
Eveslage Opens Up Largest Heads-Up Lead So Far
Chad Eveslage ( ) raised to 750,000 and Jake Schindler ( ) called.
The flop was and Schindler checked. Eveslage continued for 1,200,000. Schindler called. Both players checked the turn and the river was the
Schindler checked and Eveslage bet 3,000,000.
Schindler took his time and threw out a couple of time banks before eventually calling. Eveslage tabled his flush and opened up a 2:1 lead in this heads-up match.
|Chad Eveslage||25,450,000||5,550,000 |
|Jake Schindler||12,225,000||-5,550,000 |
Monday, June 6, 2022 9:00 PM Local Time
Schindler Doesn't Love a Chopped Pot
Heads up now, Chad Eveslage opened to 750,000 in position with and Jake Schindler made the call with a dominated king ( ).
The flop came , giving Schindler four to a royal flush. Schindler checked and Eveslage bet 450,000. Schindler called.
On the turn, action checked through.
The river brought the , completing a straight for both players. Schindler checked, Eveslage bet 1,400,000. Schindler check-raised to 9,000,000.
Eveslage thought for quite some time, using multiple time chips, before making the big fold.
|Chad Eveslage||19,900,000||-1,400,000 |
|Jake Schindler||17,775,000||1,400,000 |
Monday, June 6, 2022 8:47 PM Local Time
Eveslage Edges Opening Exchanges
|Chad Eveslage||21,300,000||1,725,000 |
|Jake Schindler||16,375,000||-1,025,000 |
Monday, June 6, 2022 8:28 PM Local Time
Josh Arieh Eliminated in 3rd Place ($616,047)
Jake Schindler opened to 600,000 from the button with . Josh Arieh looked down at and went with the hand, all in to 2,650,000.
Schindler thought for about 30 seconds and made the call, putting Arieh at risk.
The flop was a brutal one for Arieh when the showed up. Arieh fist-pumped Schindler and collected his items to head out.
The turn stopped Arieh in his tracks. "Oh, there's life," said Arieh, who sat back down.
The river ended that momentary hope and Arieh was eliminated.
|Jake Schindler||17,400,000||2,600,000 |
|Josh Arieh||0||-2,700,000 |
Monday, June 6, 2022 8:23 PM Local Time
Arieh Doubles Back Through Schindler
Jake Schindler raised from the small blind and Josh Arieh called and was all in from the big blind for around 1,100,000.
The flop gave Arieh a pair and a flush draw. The turn was a brick and the river gave Arieh a flush and secured a small double for the 2021 WSOP Player of the Year.
|Jake Schindler||14,800,000||-1,150,000 |
|Josh Arieh||2,700,000||1,200,000 |
Monday, June 6, 2022 8:20 PM Local Time
Schindler Doubles Through Arieh
Josh Arieh opened to 600,000 from the button with . Jake Schindler came along from the big blind with .
The flop came . Schindler checked and Arieh bet 400,000. Schindler put in the check-raise to 1,200,000 with his flopped trips and put the pressure on Arieh. Arieh made the call and took the hand to the next street.
The turn was the , filling up both players. Schindler now bet 1,350,000. After thinking for about 30 seconds, Arieh again made the call in the swelling pot.
The river was the . Schindler eyed up Arieh's stack and decided to go for the maximum. Schindler went all in for 4,600,000.
"Oh, man. I don't think I can fold," Arieh immediately groaned. He made the call and Arieh was left with five big blinds.
|Jake Schindler||15,950,000||9,000,000 |
|Josh Arieh||1,500,000||-9,650,000 |
Monday, June 6, 2022 8:14 PM Local Time
Level 24 started
Monday, June 6, 2022 8:04 PM Local Time
Three Remaining Payouts