2018 WSOP Event 34: Robert Peacock Wins First WSOP Gold in $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.
While Event #34 is a wrap, there's plenty more WSOP action underway and still to come. Keep it at PokerNews for more live updates from the Rio through the conclusion of the series.
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In this Series
- 1 2018 WSOP Event 1: Jordan Hufty Wins First WSOP Gold in $565 Casino Employees
- 2 2018 WSOP Event 2: Elio Fox Wins First Ever WSOP $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty for $393,693
- 3 2018 WSOP Event 3: Joe Cada Wins 2018 WSOP $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em SHOOTOUT for $226,218
- 4 2018 WSOP Event 4: Julien Martini Wins $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better ($239,771)
- 5 2018 WSOP Event 5: Nick Petrangelo Wins WSOP $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller ($2,910,227)
- 6 2018 WSOP Event 6: Jeremy Perrin Wins The GIANT Turning $365 Into $250,966
- 7 2018 WSOP Event 7: Roberly Felicio Wins the 2018 WSOP COLOSSUS for $1,000,000
- 8 2018 WSOP Event 8: Johannes Becker Wins $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball ($180,455)
- 9 2018 WSOP Event 9: Paul Volpe Wins Third WSOP Bracelet in Omaha Hi-Lo Championship
- 10 2018 WSOP Event 10: William ‘Twooopair’ Reymond Wins $365 WSOP.com ONLINE Event ($154,996)
- 11 2018 WSOP Event 11: Tim Andrew Triumphs in the $365 PLO GIANT for $116,015, Mizrachi Fifth
- 12 2018 WSOP Event 12: Jeremy Harkin Wins $1,500 Dealer's Choice for $129,882
- 13 2018 WSOP Event 13: Benjamin Moon Wins $1,500 Big Blind Antes for $315,346
- 14 2018 WSOP Event 14: Daniel Ospina Wins First Bracelet for Colombia in 2-7 Lowball Draw
- 15 2018 WSOP Event 15: Andrey Zhigalov Wins $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. for $202,787
- 16 2018 WSOP Event 16: Justin Bonomo Wins Second WSOP Bracelet in $10K Heads-Up Championship
- 17 2018 WSOP Event 17: Ognyan Dimov Wins Third Bracelet for Bulgaria in Event #17 ($378,743)
- 18 2018 WSOP Event 18: Adam Friedman Wins Second Bracelet in $10K Dealer's Choice
- 19 2018 WSOP Event 19: Craig Varnell Wins $565 Pot-Limit Omaha ($181,790)
- 20 2018 WSOP Event 20: Jeremy Wien Conquers $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $537,710
- 21 2018 WSOP Event 21: Arne Kern Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER ($1,173,223)
- 22 2018 WSOP Event 22: Philip Long Wins $1,500 Eight Game Mix ($147,348)
- 23 2018 WSOP Event 23: Brian Rast Wins Fourth Bracelet in 2-7 Lowball Championship, Brunson 6th
- 24 2018 WSOP Event 24: Michael Addamo Wins Event #24: $2,620 MARATHON No-Limit Hold'em
- 25 2018 WSOP Event 25: Benjamin Dobson Wins First WSOP Gold in $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo
- 26 2018 WSOP Event 26: Filippos Stavrakis Dedicates WSOP PLO Bracelet ($169,842) to His Brother
- 27 2018 WSOP Event 27: John Hennigan Wins 2018 WSOP $10K HORSE for Fifth Bracelet and $415K
- 28 2018 WSOP Event 28: Fortunate River Gives Gal Yifrach First WSOP Bracelet & $461K Prize
- 29 2018 WSOP Event 29: Hanh Tran Wins First WSOP Bracelet in $1,500 2-7 Triple Draw ($117,282)
- 30 2018 WSOP Event 30: Ryan Bambrick Wins First Gold Bracelet in Dominating Fashion
- 31 2018 WSOP Event 31: Steven Albini Wins $1,500 Stud to Deny Jeff Lisandro 7th Bracelet
- 32 2018 WSOP Event 32: Matthew Davis Tops Biggest Seniors Event Ever to Win $662,983
- 33 2018 WSOP Event 33: Michael Mizrachi Wins His Third Poker Players Championship Title
- 34 2018 WSOP Event 34: Robert Peacock Wins First WSOP Gold in $1,000 DOUBLE STACK
- 35 2018 WSOP Event 35: Yueqi Zhu Claims First WSOP Gold in $1,500 Mixed Omaha
- 36 2018 WSOP Event 36: Farhintaj Bonyadi Wins Event $1,000 Super Seniors ($311,451)
- 37 2018 WSOP Event 37: Eric Baldwin Wins Second Bracelet, Dedicates it to His Father
- 38 2018 WSOP Event 38: Yaniv Birman Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet in $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship ($236,238)
- 39 2018 WSOP Event 39: Preston Lee Captures $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout Bracelet ($236,498)
- 40 2018 WSOP Event 40: Scott Bohlman Wins WSOP $2,500 Mixed Big Bet ($122,138)
- 41 2018 WSOP Event 41: Robert Nehorayan Wins $1,500 Limit Hold'em for $173,568
- 42 2018 WSOP Event 42: Shaun Deeb Gets Revenge on Ben Yu to Win $25K PLO for $1,402,683
- 43 2018 WSOP Event 43: Timur Margolin Takes Down $2,500 NLHE for $507,274
- 44 2018 WSOP Event 44: Nicholas Seiken Wins $10k 2-7 Triple Draw Championship for $287,987
- 45 2018 WSOP Event 45: Mario Prats Garcia Wins $1,000 Big Blind NLH For $258,255
- 46 2018 WSOP Event 46: David Brookshire Wins WSOP $2,500 Mixed Omaha/Stud Hi-Lo 8 ($214,291)
- 47 2018 WSOP Event 47: Matthew 'mendey' Mendez Wins First WSOP Online PLO Bracelet ($135,077)
- 48 2018 WSOP Event 48: Tommy Nguyen Wins Monster Stack for $1,037,451
- 49 2018 WSOP Event 49: Loren Klein Wins $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship for $1,018,336
- 50 2018 WSOP Event 50: Jay Kwon Wins $1,500 Razz ($125,431)
- 51 2018 WSOP Event 51: Ryan Leng Ships First WSOP Gold in $1,500 BOUNTY ($272,504)
- 52 2018 WSOP Event 52: Scott Seiver Wins $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship ($296,222)
- 53 2018 WSOP Event 53: Couden Tops Elezra, Matusow, Negreanu, and Fitoussi to win $1,500 PLO8
- 54 2018 WSOP Event 54: Portugal's Diogo Veiga Wins $3K Big Blind Antes ($522,715)
- 55 2018 WSOP Event 55: Giuseppe Pantaleo and Nikita Luther Win the $1K Tag Team for $175,805!
- 56 2018 WSOP Event 56: Calvin Anderson Wins His Second Bracelet in the $10K Razz ($309,220)!
- 57 2018 WSOP Event 57: Jessica Dawley Wins the WSOP Ladies Championship for $130,230!
- 58 2018 WSOP Event 58: Tribe Has Spoken: Jean-Robert Bellande Wins First Bracelet for $616K
- 59 2018 WSOP Event 59: Mike Takayama Makes History as the First Filipino to Win a WSOP Bracelet
- 60 2018 WSOP Event 60: Galfond Wins 3rd Bracelet in $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship
- 61 2018 WSOP Event 61: Ryan 'Toosick' Tosoc Wins WSOP.com $1,000 Championship ($238,778)
- 62 2018 WSOP Event 62: Galen Hall Wins $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em for $888,888
- 63 2018 WSOP Event 63: Chance 'BingShui' Kornuth Wins Second Bracelet in WSOP.com Online High Roller for $341,598
- 64 2018 WSOP Event 64: Matsuzuki Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet in $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo
- 65 John Cynn Wins the 2018 WSOP Main Event for $8,800,000!
- 66 2018 WSOP Event 66: Longsheng Tan Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em for $323,472
- 67 2018 WSOP Event 67: Anderson Ireland Wins $1,500 PLO Bounty for First Bracelet and $141K
- 68 2018 WSOP Event 68: Guoliang Wei Wins Fourth Chinese Bracelet in The Little One for One Drop ($559,332)
- 69 2018 WSOP Event 69: Ronald Keijzer Wins $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed for $475,033
- 70 2018 WSOP Event 70: Yaser Al-Keliddar Wins Event #70: $3K Limit Hold'em 6-Handed for $154K
- 71 2018 WSOP Event 71: Phil Hellmuth Wins 15th Career Bracelet in $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em!
- 72 2018 WSOP Event 72: Jordan Polk Wins $1,500 Mixed NLH/PLO for $197,461
- 73 2018 WSOP Event 73: Denis Timofeev Bests Leo Margets to Win the $1,000 Double Stack Turbo
- 74 2018 WSOP Event 74: Shaun Deeb Wins Second Bracelet of the Summer in $10,000 6-Max ($814,179)
- 75 2018 WSOP Event 75: Joe Cada Wins His Fourth Career Bracelet in The Closer ($612,886)
- 76 2018 WSOP Event 76: Brian Hastings Wins the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E and 4th Bracelet
- 77 2018 WSOP Event 77: Ben Yu Wins Third Bracelet in $50,000 High Roller $1,650,773