WSOP As the week kicks off, there’s already a notable player making a name for himself there. American Chad Eveslage, who scored 83 points in a $25,000 fantasy draft, started the series in the best possible way. Chad, who won his first title last year, won Event 05 this year for his second series title.
Eveslage wins the $1,500 Dealer’s Choice 6-Prize to become a two-time series champion (Yuri Martins), who won his first ITM of the series in the event. The champion trails a total of 456.
Chad Eveslage holding the bracelet and adding $131,879 to his account. He defeated bracelet player Andrew Kelsall heads-up to finish second for $81,509. Last year, Chad Eveslage won his first title in a larger tournament. He won the $25,000 High Roller for $1,415,610.
Another champion, John Racener, joined the final table in fourth place. Eveslage was close at one point, but as the tournament progressed, he took over and with more chips than all of his opponents combined, it was only a matter of time before victory was assured.
Last year’s champion, he compared the win: “There was a lot more relaxed atmosphere in the mix. We joked about the heads-up thing. When I beat Jack in the heads-up, I think they only said one word, ’ he recalled. He also compared the size of the prizes: “I think winning a WSOP bracelet is never a dull moment,” he said.