Chad Eveslage, hailing from Indiana, has cemented his place in the poker world by bagging his second World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelet in the 2023 WSOP $1,500 dealer’s choice event, landing him $131,879 in winnings. Interestingly, this win comes just a year following his maiden WSOP bracelet win in the $25,000 eight-max no-limit hold’em event during the 2022 WSOP.
Eveslage’s successful poker career boasts over $7.6 million in recorded tournament earnings. Of this impressive sum, WSOP tournaments have contributed more than $2.5 million. Eveslage’s remarkable performance over the past couple of years is underscored by his two WPT victories; the WPT Venetian win in 2021 rewarded him with $910,370, and the WPT Five Diamond triumph in 2022 added $1,042,300 to his lifetime earnings.
2023 WSOP $1,500 Dealer’s Choice Event
This event, spanning three days at Paris and Horseshoe Las Vegas, offered the ‘dealer’ a selection of 20 games for each orbit. With 456 entries contributing to a prize pool of $608,760, the top 68 performers got a share of the pot.
The final table proved challenging for Eveslage, with formidable competitors like bracelet winners John Racener (4th), Nick Kost (3rd), and Andrew Kelsall (2nd). However, Eveslage demonstrated a commanding performance, maintaining the chip lead throughout the final table.
In the final round of badeucey selected by Eveslage, he made an 8-6-5-3-2 low with an 8-6-3-2 badugi, scooping the pot and leaving Kelsall with less than half of a bet. Soon after, in a no-limit hold’em round, Keslall’s 6-4 suited could not outmatch Eveslage’s Q-7, leading to Eveslage’s win.
Kelsall, the runner-up, added $81,509 to his career winnings, marking his fourth-largest score. The 2020 WSOP Global Casino Championship victor now boasts over $2.7 million in lifetime tournament earnings.
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