Robert Peacock Wins First WSOP Gold in Event #34: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK
The first-ever World Series of Poker double stack event concluded on Thursday with local high-stakes poker pro Robert Peacock claiming his first gold bracelet, along with a bankroll boost of $644,244.
Peacock marched to victory armed with a rowdy rail, complete with signs and champagne bottles. His rail, filled mostly with other local cash game pros including Danielle Anderson, Mike Del Vecchio and Jesse Sylvia, was so dedicated in fact, that they all returned for the unscheduled Day 5 noon restart to watch Peacock finish it out, chanting and popping bottles along the way.
“I ran so good to get here."
“I ran so good to get here," Peacock admitted after the win. "I came into Day 2 with 12 big blinds and then just won all my all-ins for my tournament life.”
After busting his first bullet just before the end of Day 1a and getting short but doubling just before the end of 1b, Peacock proceeded to run good on Day 2 and started feeling like this might just be his tournament to win coming into the third day.
Used to high-stakes cash games both in his home state of New York and in Vegas for the last six years, Peacock seemed very calm and unaffected by the high-pressure final table situation. He stayed cool and collected throughout the final table, continuing to run good in important spots. Couple that with his boisterous supportive rail and the win seemed inevitable.
Event #34 Official Final Table Payouts
|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|
Double Stack Overview
Event #34: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold’em drew a massive 5,700 entries that all received 10,000 starting chips rather than the typical 5,000 for typical $1K events. A total of 855 players would finish in the money to get a piece of the $5,130,000 prize pool, with all final tablists guaranteed a minimum of $56,891.
After two starting flights and three full days of play, only 20 remained with Keith Ferrara sitting atop the counts and Peacock third in chips. Some big names to not make the cut on Day 3 included Jake Bazeley (141st place), WSOP bracelet winners Phil Hui (107th place), Anthony Spinella (101st place), Nipun Java (87th place) and Tony Dunst (69th place).
Also busting in the money on the third day were Maria Lampropulos (79th place), Isaac Baron (66th place), Mike Del Vecchio (51st place) and Matt Berkey (24th place).
Only three players would survive the fourth day of play. Falling short of the final table were bracelet winner Andrey Zaichenko in 18th ($27,689), Ramin Hajiyev in 15th ($34,929), Matt Stout in 12th ($44,407) and Ferrera in 11th ($44,407). With the elimination of Tomas Teran Paredes in tenth, the official final table was set.
Final Table Action
The final table got off to a slow start, taking three hours to send out the first casualty which was Takao Shimizu, who busted just before the dinner break. Pfizer Jordan hit the rail in eighth, followed byJames Ostrowski, who ran pocket sixes into the nines of Daniel Eichhorn to knock him down to five big blinds and he was out the next hand.
Down to six, Eichhorn found himself riding a short stack and got in his last 11 bigs with king-eight when it folded to him in the small blind. Unfortunately for him, Ralph Wong woke up with pocket queens in the big blind and snapped him off, sending him out in sixth for a six-figure payday.
After several rounds, Wong dwindled to around ten big blinds and got it in from the small blind with jack-seven, only to run into Joshua Turner’s king-jack in the big blind. Turner found a king on the turn to lock up the hand and Wong had to settle for fifth.
Jacky Wong became the fourth-place finisher after getting in his remaining stack with pocket sevens against Peacock’s ace-six. Peacock flopped a six and rivered an ace though to get them down to three, Peacock holding a sizable lead over Turner and Nicholas Salimbene.
Though Turner was vying for the chip lead, a couple big confrontations with Peacock didn’t go his way, and he became short. Though he found a triple up with a flopped set of nines to get him out of the danger zone, he was the shortest of the three when play was halted at the end of ten levels.
Peacock came into the unscheduled fifth day as the overwhelming chip leader with 38 big blinds to Salimbene’s ten bigs and Turner’s eight. Turner got it in on the sixth hand of the day with king-queen, called by Peacock’s pocket threes. He couldn’t find help from the board though and the six-time Circuit ring winner had to settle for third place and his best live cash of $294,760.
Although a very short Salimbene found a double-up heads-up, he was soon at risk again after shoving with king-deuce on the button, called by Peacock with king-queen suited in the big blind. Both made two pair with a pair and a king on the board, but Peacock’s kicker played to end it all.
Peacock ran to his rail and celebrated, Salimbene also getting some love from the rail before heading to collect his $397,908 payout for the runner-up finish.
As for Peacock, he’ll be sticking mostly to his high-stakes cash games just like before, armed with some extra ammo. We can, however, expect him to show for the Main Event, hoping to improve on his one min-cash in 2015.
"I'll play a few [tournaments] here and there, but I still prefer cash," Peacock told the media.
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- 1 Jordan Hufty Wins First WSOP Gold in Event #1: $565 Casino Employees
- 2 Elio Fox Wins First Ever WSOP $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty for $393,693
- 3 Joe Cada Wins 2018 WSOP $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em SHOOTOUT for $226,218
- 4 Julien Martini Wins Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better ($239,771)
- 5 William ‘Twooopair’ Reymond Wins $365 WSOP.com ONLINE Event ($154,996)
- 6 Johannes Becker Wins $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball ($180,455)
- 7 Paul Volpe Wins Third WSOP Bracelet in Omaha Hi-Lo Championship
- 8 Benjamin Moon Wins Event #13: $1,500 Big Blind Antes for $315,346
- 9 Justin Bonomo Wins Second WSOP Bracelet in $10K Heads-Up Championship
- 10 Roberly Felicio Wins the 2018 WSOP COLOSSUS for $1,000,000
- 11 Daniel Ospina Wins First Bracelet for Colombia in 2-7 Lowball Draw
- 12 Jeremy Harkin Wins Event #12: $1,500 Dealer's Choice for $129,882
- 13 Andrey Zhigalov Wins WSOP Event #15: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. for $202,787
- 14 Adam Friedman Wins Second Bracelet in Event #18: $10K Dealer's Choice
- 15 Adam Friedman Wins Second Bracelet in Event #18: $10K Dealer's Choice
- 16 Craig Varnell Wins Event #19: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha ($181,790)
- 17 Ognyan Dimov Wins Third Bracelet for Bulgaria in Event #17 ($378,743)
- 18 Jeremy Wien Conquers Event #20: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $537,710
- 19 Philip Long Wins Event #22: $1,500 Eight Game Mix ($147,348)
- 20 Brian Rast Wins Fourth Bracelet in 2-7 Lowball Championship, Brunson 6th
- 21 Arne Kern Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER ($1,173,223)
- 22 Benjamin Dobson Wins First WSOP Gold in $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo
- 23 Filippos Stavrakis Dedicates WSOP PLO Bracelet ($169,842) to His Brother
- 24 Michael Addamo Wins Event #24: $2,620 MARATHON No-Limit Hold'em
- 25 John Hennigan Wins 2018 WSOP $10K HORSE for Fifth Bracelet and $415K
- 26 Hanh Tran Wins First WSOP Bracelet in $1,500 2-7 Triple Draw ($117,282)
- 27 Fortunate River Gives Gal Yifrach First WSOP Bracelet & $461K Prize
- 28 Ryan Bambrick Wins First Gold Bracelet in Dominating Fashion
- 29 Steven Albini Wins $1,500 Stud to Deny Jeff Lisandro 7th Bracelet
- 30 Matthew Davis Tops Biggest Seniors Event Ever to Win $662,983
- 31 Yueqi Zhu Claims First WSOP Gold in Event #35: $1,500 Mixed Omaha
- 32 Michael Mizrachi Wins His Third Poker Players Championship Title
- 33 Farhintaj Bonyadi Wins Event #36: $1,000 Super Seniors ($311,451)
- 34 Yaniv Birman Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet in $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship ($236,238)
- 35 Robert Peacock Wins First WSOP Gold in Event #34: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK
- 36 Eric Baldwin Wins Second Bracelet, Dedicates it to His Father
- 37 Preston Lee Captures $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout Bracelet ($236,498)
- 38 Scott Bohlman Wins WSOP Event #40: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet ($122,138)
- 39 Robert Nehorayan Wins Event #41: $1,500 Limit Hold'em for $173,568
- 40 Matthew 'mendey' Mendez Wins First WSOP Online PLO Bracelet ($135,077)
- 41 Shaun Deeb Gets Revenge on Ben Yu to Win $25K PLO for $1,402,683
- 42 Mario Prats Garcia Wins Event #45: $1,000 Big Blind NLH For $258,255
- 43 Nicholas Seiken Wins $10k 2-7 Triple Draw Championship for $287,987
- 44 Timur Margolin Takes Down Event #43: $2,500 NLHE for $507,274
- 45 David Brookshire Wins WSOP $2,500 Mixed Omaha/Stud Hi-Lo 8 ($214,291)
- 46 Loren Klein Wins $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship for $1,018,336
- 47 Jay Kwon Wins Event #50: $1,500 Razz ($125,431)
- 48 Tommy Nguyen Wins 2018 WSOP Monster Stack for $1,037,451
- 49 Ryan Leng Ships First WSOP Gold in $1,500 BOUNTY ($272,504)
- 50 Couden Tops Elezra, Matusow, Negreanu, and Fitoussi to win $1,500 PLO8
- 51 Mike Takayama Makes History as the First Filipino to Win a WSOP Bracelet
- 52 Giuseppe Pantaleo and Nikita Luther Win the $1K Tag Team for $175,805!
- 53 Ryan 'Toosick' Tosoc Wins WSOP.com $1,000 Championship ($238,778)
- 54 Nick Petrangelo Wins WSOP $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller ($2,910,227)
- 55 Calvin Anderson Wins His Second Bracelet in the $10K Razz ($309,220)!
- 56 Jessica Dawley Wins the WSOP Ladies Championship for $130,230!
- 57 Chance 'BingShui' Kornuth Wins Second Bracelet in WSOP.com Online High Roller for $341,598
- 58 Jeremy Perrin Wins The GIANT Turning $365 Into $250,966
- 59 Tribe Has Spoken: Jean-Robert Bellande Wins First Bracelet for $616K
- 60 Galfond Wins 3rd Bracelet in $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship
- 61 Matsuzuki Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet in $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo
- 62 Tim Andrew Triumphs in the $365 PLO GIANT for $116,015, Mizrachi Fifth
- 63 Anderson Ireland Wins $1,500 PLO Bounty for First Bracelet and $141K
- 64 Longsheng Tan Wins Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em for $323,472
- 65 Ronald Keijzer Wins $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed for $475,033
- 66 Phil Hellmuth Wins 15th Career Bracelet in $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em!
- 67 Yaser Al-Keliddar Wins Event #70: $3K Limit Hold'em 6-Handed for $154K
- 68 Jordan Polk Wins Event #72: $1,500 Mixed NLH/PLO for $197,461
- 69 Denis Timofeev Bests Leo Margets to Win the $1,000 Double Stack Turbo
- 70 Guoliang Wei Wins Fourth Chinese Bracelet in The Little One for One Drop ($559,332)
- 71 Shaun Deeb Wins Second Bracelet of the Summer in $10,000 6-Max ($814,179)
- 72 Ben Yu Wins Third Bracelet in Event #77: $50,000 High Roller $1,650,773