Chad Eveslage secured a marquee first WSOP bracelet win with his 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.
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 busted 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.
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 5-5 and Brewer defended his big blind with K-Q. The flop gave Brewer top pair and Eveslage a set. Brewer check-called all three streets on K-5-4-7-A as Eveslage moved became the new chip leader.
“I basically just played online poker every day during quarantine and worked very hard,” said Eveslage. “I think that’s when I went from, you know, an average professional to whatever I am now; a slightly above average or above-average pro.”
Event 8: $25,000 High Roller Final Table Results