Poker events are in full swing at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino which is currently hosting the 49th edition of the World Series of Poker providing as many as 78 events open for participation. One of the latest to see its Final Table battle was Event #34: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold’em and the winner who made it all the way to the top position was Robert Peacock claiming a total of $644,244 for his deep run, as well as the coveted by many WSOP gold bracelet.
Over the span of every single edition of the WSOP, there are significant events which have a lot on offer and they keep their promises to grant players generous payouts at the end of the Final Table. Such was the case with the 34th tournament of this year’s poker festival, which is well-known around the world as the leading poker congregation. With a total prize pool amounting to some $5,130,000 there were considerable payouts for all players who reached far enough in the tournament.
With the considerable number of 5,700 entries registering for participation in the DOUBLE STACK tournament time was not on the players’ side, This was one of the reasons why an additional Day 5 had to be included in the structure of the event. The three remaining players who made it to the end of Day 4 agreed on reuniting once again this Thursday in order to see who is skillful enough among them to claim the first place and the gold bracelet coming with it. The chip leader at the end of Day 3 as well as Day 4 was Peacock who had most of the chips available at this event.
Leading Player Claims the First Place
This performance was what guaranteed him a fair distance between his top position and the runner-up place on the unofficial rank list of the event. He had the support of other promising players in the poker field such as Mike Del Vecchio and Danielle Anderson cheered him up from the rail and celebrated his eventual win.
What he was mostly relying on was the luck he had had throughout the event up to that point and the impressive chip count he had generated amounting to some 38,200,000. For the final day of action, there was not much left to say and do since there were only three of them left on the table. The first player to leave close to the throne was Joshua Turner who was defeated by Peacock’s pocket threes which sent Turner to the third position.
The cash payout he bagged after that was also the largest one in his live poker career, amounting to $294,760. From that point on the heads-up duel was set between Peacock and Salimbene, both determined to go far and make it all the way to the largest cash prize at the DOUBLE STACK event. It was a rather fast-paced one and peppered with several unexpected ups and downs for Salimbene.
It was not long before Peacock managed to defeat Salimbene and to send him to the runner-up position. The consolation prize which he claimed reached $397,908 which is more than half of what the winner bagged at the end of the event. Now the WSOP continues ahead with more riveting tournaments to the liking of Event #42: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed High Roller which features $5,462,500 total prize pool.