Chad Eveslage Wins WPT Five Diamond; Justin Bonomo Crushes Bellagio High Rollers

The longest-running series on the World Poker Tour has concluded with Chad Eveslage winning his second WPT title at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic.

Eveslage topped the 569-entrant field to capture the $1,042,300 first-place prize ahead of a final table that included Steve Buckner, Michael Gathy, Brian Kim, Zachary Donovan, Ren Lin, and Daniel Colpoys. Along with the seven-figure payday, Eveslage also secured 1,200 PGT points that propelled him to eighth overall on the PokerGO Tour (PGT) leaderboard.

In the process of climbing into eighth place on the PGT leaderboard, Eveslage dislodged Daniel Negreanu from the top 21 of the PGT leaderboard. The season-ending PGT Championship will be held from December 21-22 with the top 21 players competing in the $500,000 winner-take-all freeroll. Player’s chip stacks will be determined by how many PGT points they finish the year on.

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Stephen Chidwick Extends Lead at the Top of PGT Leaderboard

Having moved into the top spot on the PGT leaderboard during the Poker Masters, Chidwick extended his lead over Phil Ivey during the Bellagio High Rollers that run throughout the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic festival.

Ivey was at Bellagio playing cash games in Legends Room but didn’t take a seat in any of the tournaments. Chidwick however cashed four times and won one event to add 179 PGT points to his total that now sits at 3,274.

Other players earning valuable PGT points during the Bellagio High Rollers included Justin Bonomo who won two events and cashed four times to move into 60th on the PGT leaderboard. Isaac Kempton won the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha for $264,500 and moved into 15th on the PGT leaderboard. Jeremy Ausmus finished runner-up to Kempton but cashed two additional times for a total of 153 PGT points and moved into 16th place on the PGT leaderboard.

2022 PokerGO Tour Leaderboard Top 10 (as of October 24)

  1. Stephen Chidwick – 3,274 points
  2. Phil Ivey – 3,083 points
  3. Jason Koon – 2,833 points
  4. Michael Duek – 2,400 points
  5. Sean Winter – 2,368 points
  6. Alex Foxen – 2,356 points
  7. Espen Jørstad – 2,192 points
  8. Chad Eveslage – 2,162 points
  9. Danny Tang – 2,139 points
  10. Mikita Badziakouski – 2,046 points

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What’s Next on the PokerGO Tour?

The next series on the PokerGO Tour is WSOP Europe that is taking center stage at King’s Resort in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. There will be three PGT-qualifying events including a €25,000 High Roller and €50,000 High Roller, along with the €10,350 WSOP Europe Main Event.

The action will return to Las Vegas, Nevada, in December with 13 ARIA High Rollers built around the WPT World Championship. Buy-ins in the ARIA High Rollers are $10,000, $15,000, and $25,000 as players will have the opportunity to accrue points to qualify for the season-ending PGT Championship.

Click here to view the upcoming PokerGO Tour schedule.

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