The first-ever World Series of Poker double stack event drew a massive field of 5,700 entries to create a $5,130,000 prize pool. The 33-year-old high-stakes poker pro Robert Peacock wins his first bracelet and the top prize of $644,224.
Peacock started playing professionally in 2009 and moved from New York to Las Vegas about a year after Black Friday to play in Sin City full time. As a full-time cash game player in Vegas, he’s made friends with some of the brightest minds in the game.
“I mean, I ran so good to get here,” said Peacock. “I came in to Day 2 with like 12 big blinds and then just won all of my all ins for the tournament life. That’s the strategy, right? Play good, run good? I was ahead in almost all of them and the worst-case scenario was a flip. It’s crazy.”
Robert Peacock entered the final table in second chip position behind Joshua Turner. He left to a solid beginning by knocking senseless Tomas Teran Paredes in tenth place for $44,407, however really did not another elimination until taking own Jacky Wong in fourth place ($219,952).
Keeping that Peacock took a substantial introduce three-handed play. By the time the final 3 nabbed up chips to return for a 5th and final day, Peacock had virtually 4 times as many chips as his nearest challenger Nicholas Salimbene. Peacock won a race with pocket threes versus Joshua Turner’s KSpade SuitQDiamond Suit to send him home with $294,760 as the third-place finisher.
Peacock held roughly a 2-to-1 lead over Salimbene. It took just 17 hands for him to convert the lead into the win. In the final hand Salimbene moved all in for around ten big blinds from the button and Peacock quickly called out of the big blind with KHeart SuitQHeart Suit. He was in a dominant position against KClub Suit2Heart Suit. The board ran out 8Heart Suit8Diamond Suit7Club SuitKSpade Suit9Heart Suit and Peacock’s kicker played, earning him the pot and the title. Salimbene was awarded $397,908 for his runner-up showing.
Peacock held approximately a 2-to-1 lead over Salimbene. It took simply 17 hands for him convert the lead into the win. In the final hand Salimbene moved all in for around 10 big blinds from the button and Peacock swiftly called out of the big blind with KHeart SuitQHeart Fit. He remained in a leading position against KClub Suit2Heart Suit. The board ran out 8Heart Suit8Diamond Suit7Club SuitKSpade Suit9Heart Suit as well as Peacock’s kicker played, making him the pot and the title. Salimbene was awarded $397,908 for his runner-up proving.
Official Final Table Results
|1st||Robert Peacock||United States||$644,224|
|2nd||Nicholas Salimbene||United States||$397,908|
|3rd||Joshua Turner||United States||$294,760|
|4th||Jacky Wong||Hong Kong||$219,952|
|5th||Ralph Wong||United States||$165,342|
|6th||Daniel Eichhorn||United States||$125,215|
|7th||James Ostrowski||United States||$95,538|
|8th||Pfizer Jordan||United States||$73,446|