Championship: Chad Eveslage Scores a Double Knockout in a Doozy of a Cooler

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 20:  10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining:  87 of 1,541

Chad Eveslage
Chad Eveslage

Lewe Thiesen raised from middle position, Chad Eveslage called in the small blind, and Adil Khan called in the big blind.

The flop was Ah8s7h and action checked to Thiesen who continued for 60,000. Eveslage called, Khan raised all in for about 390,000, Thiesen reraised all in for about 1,000,000, and Eveslage called.

Here were their hands in descending order of chip counts:

Eveslage:  8h8c  (set of eights)
Thiesen:  As7s  (two pair, aces and sevens)
Khan:  Ad8d  (two pair, aces and eights)

Eveslage was on the right side of a massive cooler, needing to fade the one remaining ace in the deck or running sevens.

The turn was the 7d, filling Eveslage up with eights full of sevens, but giving Thiesen outs to quads.

The river was the Kc, safe for Eveslage to score the double elimination and vault into contention for the chip lead.

Chad Eveslage  –  2,780,000  (139 bb)
Lewe Thiesen  – Eliminated in 88th Place  ($8,850)
Adil Khan  –  Eliminated in 89th Place  ($8,000)

Chad Eveslage
Chad Eveslage