Chad Eveslage wins second career World Series of Poker bracelet


Chad Eveslage now has two World Series of Poker gold bracelets to accompany her two Poker World Tour main event titles. The Indiana native emerged victorious in 2023 WSOP $1,500 Dealer’s Choice event to secure hardware and $131,879 in prize money. This second title in the series comes just days earlier than a year after he won his first bracelet by winning the $25,000 eight-max no-limit hold’em event at 2022 WSOP.

Eveslage now has more than $7.6 million in recorded tournament earnings to her name, with over $2.5 million coming from WSOP scores. Eveslage is two WPT the titles were both also won in the past two years, with his WPT Venetian win in 2021 earning him $910,370 while his WPT Five diamonds the 2022 win added $1,042,300 to his lifetime totals.

In addition to the title and money, Eveslage also earned 720 Card player Player of the Year points for his most recent win. This was his first POY extension-score qualifier of 2023, after recording seven final tables in 2022 to finish sixth in the year-end standings.

This event had 20 games to choose from for the “dealer” to select what was to be played for the next orbit. It took place over the course of three days at Paris and Horseshoe Las Vegas, with 456 entries creating a prize pool of $608,760 which was ultimately shared by the top 68 finishers.

Eveslage faced a tough final table, including bracelet winners John Racener (4th), Nick Kost (3rd) and Andrew Kelsall (2nd). Despite stiff competition, Eveslage more or less managed to win the title, holding the chip lead throughout the final table.

In the deciding hand, Eveslage had chosen a round of badeucey. He hit an 8-6-5-3-2 low with a badugi 8-6-3-2 to win the pot, leaving Kelsall with less than half the bet. That soon ended up in no-limit hold’em. Keslall’s 6-4 suited couldn’t get past Eveslage’s Q-7, with neither player connecting with the board in the end.

Kelsall earned $81,509 as a runner-up, the fourth-highest mark of his career. 2020 WSOP Global Casino Championship The winner now has more than $2.7 million in total tournament earnings under his belt.

Here’s a look at payments and POY extension points awarded at the final table:

Player Earnings POY extension Points
Chad Eveslage $131,879 720
Andrew Kelsal $81,509 600
Nick Kost $54,247 480
John Racener $36,953 360
Clayton Mozdzen $25,779 300
James Johnson $18,507 240

Visit the Card Player 2023 World Series of Poker page for schedules, news, interviews, and the latest results from the event.

Photos of the winner: WSOP / Danny Maxwell.

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