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2022 53rd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Saturday, June 04, 2022 to Monday, June 06, 2022

Event #8: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $25,000
  • Prizepool: $5,929,875
  • Entries: 251
  • Remaining: 0


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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

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

PlacePlayerCountryPayout (USD)
1Chad EveslageUnited States$1,415,610
2Jake SchindlerUnited States$874,915
3Josh AriehUnited States$616,047
4Chris BrewerUnited States$442,213
5Brek SchuttenGermany$323,730
6Koray AldemirUnited States$241,791
7Antonio LievanoUnited States$184,324
8Ognyan DimovBulgaria$143,480
Chad Eveslage
Chad Eveslage

Winner's Reaction

"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."

Chad Eveslage
Chad Eveslage

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.

Chris Brewer
Chris Brewer

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.

Jake Schindler
Jake Schindler

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.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for continued coverage of the 53rd World Series of Poker from its new home at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas

Monday, June 6, 2022 10:15 PM Local Time
Jake Schindler Eliminated in 2nd Place ($874,915)

Jake Schindler

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 Eveslage37,650,0005,850,000
Jake Schindler0-5,900,000
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 Eveslage31,800,0004,175,000
Jake Schindler5,900,000-4,150,000
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 Eveslage27,625,000-3,075,000
Jake Schindler10,050,0003,075,000
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.

Chad Eveslage:   
Jake Schindler:   

The board ran out clean for Schindler when the dealer spread       and Schindler kept the match going with a double.

Chad Eveslage29,725,000-975,000
Jake Schindler7,950,000975,000
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 Eveslage30,700,0001,700,000
Jake Schindler6,975,000-1,700,000
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 Eveslage29,000,000800,000
Jake Schindler8,675,000-800,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 9:37 PM Local Time
Eveslage Dodges Hearts to Win the Pot

Jake Schindler

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 Eveslage28,200,0002,200,000
Jake Schindler9,475,000-2,200,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 9:26 PM Local Time
Schindler's Weak Pair is Best

Chad Eveslage

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 Eveslage26,000,000-2,000,000
Jake Schindler11,675,0002,000,000
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 Eveslage28,000,0001,050,000
Jake Schindler9,675,000-1,050,000
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 Eveslage26,950,000-500,000
Jake Schindler10,725,000500,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 9:07 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Chad Eveslage27,450,0002,000,000
Jake Schindler10,225,000-2,000,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 9:01 PM Local Time
Eveslage Opens Up Largest Heads-Up Lead So Far

Chad Eveslage

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 Eveslage25,450,0005,550,000
Jake Schindler12,225,000-5,550,000
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 Eveslage19,900,000-1,400,000
Jake Schindler17,775,0001,400,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 8:47 PM Local Time
Eveslage Edges Opening Exchanges
Chad Eveslage21,300,0001,725,000
Jake Schindler16,375,000-1,025,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 8:28 PM Local Time
Josh Arieh Eliminated in 3rd Place ($616,047)

Josh Arieh

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 Schindler17,400,0002,600,000
Josh Arieh0-2,700,000
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.

Josh Arieh:   
Jake Schindler:   

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 Schindler14,800,000-1,150,000
Josh Arieh2,700,0001,200,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 8:20 PM Local Time
Schindler Doubles Through Arieh

Jake Schindler

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 Schindler15,950,0009,000,000
Josh Arieh1,500,000-9,650,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 8:14 PM Local Time
Level 24 started
Level: 24
Blinds: 150,000/300,000
Ante: 300,000
Monday, June 6, 2022 8:04 PM Local Time
Three Remaining Payouts