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Robert Peacock Wins 2018 WSOP $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Double Stack Event

Poker Pro Outlasts Huge Field of 5,700 Entries To Win First Bracelet And $644,224

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The 2018 World Series of Poker $1,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em double stack event drew a huge field of 5,700 entries to create a $5,130,000 prize pool. In the end the lion’s share of that was awarded to 33-year-old poker pro Robert Peacock, who emerge victorious to win his first WSOP bracelet and the top prize of $644,224.

In addition to the money and the bracelet, Peacock was also awarded 1,320 Card Player Player of the Year points for this win. This was his first final table of the year, but it alone was enough to catapult him inside the top 100 in the POY rankings.

Peacock entered the final table of this event in second chip position behind Joshua Turner. He got off to a strong start by knocking out Tomas Teran Paredes in tenth place ($44,407), but didn’t notch another elimination until taking own Jacky Wong in fourth place ($219,952).

With that Peacock took a sizable lead into three-handed play. By the time the final three bagged up chips to return for a fifth and final day, Peacock had nearly four times as many chips as his nearest opponent Nicholas Salimbene. Peacock won a race with pocket threes against 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.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Robert Peacock $644,224 1,320
2 Nicholas Salimbene $397,908 1,100
3 Joshua Turner $294,760 880
4 Jacky Wong $219,952 660
5 Ralph Wong $165,342 550
6 Daniel Eichhorn $125,215 440
7 James Ostrowski $95,538 330
8 Pfizer Jordan $73,446 220
9 Takao Shimizu $56,981 110

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