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While he’s been a regular at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) since 2013, high-stakes Las Vegas based pro, Robert Peacock (cover image) who prefers to play cash games hasn’t really made his mark in a big way, until now. Besting a mammoth field of 5,700 entries, Peacock won Event #34: $1,000 No-Limit Hold ‘em Double Stack, a victory that has added a sizeable payday of $644,244 to his overall tournament earnings, and a shining gold bracelet on his wrist!
I ran so good to get here,” Peacock said after the win. “I came into Day 2 with 12 big blinds and then just won all my all-ins for my tournament life.” he added.
Many pros of repute from the Indian and international circuit entered the tournament that had a buy-in of $1,000 and with 5,700 entries, the tournament amassed $5,130,000 in prize money. Team PokerStars pro Aditya Agarwal finished in 559th place while Nipun Java and Paawan Bansal made deep runs, and reached Day 3 of the event where Bansal took 74th place for $6,803 (~₹4.63 Lakhs) and Java finished 87th for $5,752 (~₹3.91 Lakhs).
Other prominent players who were eliminated from the tournament include, Matt Berkey (24th for $22,122), Michael Delvecchio III (51st for $11,830), Isaac Baron (66th for $8,115), Tony Dunst (69th for $8,115), Maria Lampropulos (79th for $6,803), Anthony Spinella (101st for $4,215), Phil Hui (107th for $4,215) and Jake Bazeley (141st for $4,215).
On Day 4, 20 players returned to the felt and the only WSOP bracelet winner among them was Andrey Zaichenko (18th for $27,689) who exited in a hand against Peacock. Other notables who hit the rail over the course of the day include Keith Ferrera (11th for $44,407), Matt Stout (12th for $44,407), and Ramin Hajiyev (15th for $34,929).
The official final table began after Tomas Teran Paredes busted in 10th place for $44,407.
Final Table Recap
Action on the nine-handed final table got off to a slow start and it took three hours before the first elimination was witnessed. The first casualty was Takao Shimizu who lost a hand against Wong and was railed in ninth place.
Following him was Pfizer Jordon whose ace-ten lost to the pocket tens of Josh Turner who improved to a ten high straight on the rundown. Jordon exited in eighth place.
Over the next few hands, both Nicholas Salimbene and Jacky Wong doubled up and Turner won a big pot against Peacock.
It was James Ostrowski who hit the rails next. Ostrowski moved all in for 2,900,000 in the cutoff and Eichhorn also announced all in for 2,125,000 from the small blind. Ostrowski held but Eichhorn had him dominated with . The flop was bringing Eichhorn a big lead with set of nines. The turn and river didn’t help Ostrowski. In the next hand, Ostrowski moved all in for his last 725,000 from the hijack and Turner made the call. Ostrowski showed , while Turner revealed . The flop opened and Turner made trip queens. The turn and the river sealed Ostrowski’s fate and he was eliminated in seventh place.
Next up, the action folded to Daniel Eichhorn who open jammed for 4,300,000. Wong, who was in the big blind snap-called and tabled . Eichhorn showed . The flop came and Eichhorn picked up a straight draw. The on turn and the on river didn’t help him survive against Wong’s pocket-queens and he went out in sixth place.
Several hands later, Ralph Wong got short with his stack sliding down to just 10 big blinds. In the small blind, Wongpushed his stack of 5,225,000 and Turner, who was in the big blind called. Turner held and Wong showed . The flop brought , Turner was still on top and the turn brought giving Turner a pair of kings. Wong just couldn’t improve on the river and bounced off in fifth place.
Next, Peacock opened to 1,200,000 on the button, and Jacky Wong 3-bet shoved for 5,000,000 from the small blind. Peacock called with and Wong showed . The dealer spread out the community cards and Peacock hit two pairs to send Wong packing in fourth place.
Though the three remaining contestants agreed to continue, the play was halted, and an extra day added. The final three, Peacock, Turner and Salimbene returned for a final showdown the next day.
Peacock entered the unscheduled Day 5 as the chip leader with 38 big blinds, compared to Salimbene’s ten bigs and Turner’s eight.
Six time WSOPC ring winner Joshua Turner moved all in for 6.6 Million on the button and Peacock called in the small blind putting him at risk. Salimbene folded and Turner tabled while Peacock had . It was a flip and Turner was trailing. The board opened , sending Turner packing in third place.
Heads-up, Nicholas Salimbene moved all in from small blind on which Peacock quickly called from the big blind. Salimbene turned over the and Peacock tabled . It was evident that Salimbene would lose unless he improved his hand and though he did pick up some chop outs on the flop, the turn, and the river did little for his cause and he conceded the bracelet to Peacock, settling for a runner-up finish.
Final Table Results (USD)
1. Robert Peacock – $644,224
2. Nicholas Salimbene – $397,908
3. Josh Turner – $294,760
4. Jacky Wong – $219,952
5. Ralph Wong – $165,342
6. Daniel Eichhorn – $125,215
7. James Ostrowski – $95,538
8. Pfizer Jordan – $73,446
9. Takao Shimizu – $56,891
Content & image courtesy WSOP.com
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