A thrilling conclusion awaits in Event #34: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold'em as an unscheduled Day 5 will be needed to decide the victor. After another ten levels of play on Day 4, there were three remaining players when the action was finally halted by the tournament staff. The players and their rails were ready to go all night but they will have to wait and find out who will claim victory when they return on Thursday, June 21, at noon local time.
Robert Peacock will return on the fifth day as the overwhelming chipleader with 38,200,000 chips. It isn't a foregone conclusion yet, as his competitors Nicholas Salimbene (10,400,000) and Joshua Turner (8,400,000) will have something to say about that. Peacock had the most boisterous rail all day and that urged him on to maintain his chip advantage.
Peacock is considered to be mostly a cash game player but has a few tournament results in Las Vegas as well. This will be by far his largest cash to date and he has put himself into a prime position to capture his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet.
The final three players are all guaranteed at least $294,760 but will be looking for that $644,224 first-place prize when the action resumes. All three players should come back refreshed on Day 5, ready to battle.
Final Table Results
|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|
Day 4 Action
The day began with 20 players returning to the felt, with everyone but Andrey Zaichenko in search of their first WSOP gold bracelet. It only took two eliminations before the final two tables were assembled. Zaichenko fell in 18th place after Peacock rivered a two-outer to make a set of fours.
From there, some more notables continued to drop including Ramin Hajiyev (15th Place - $34,929), Matt Stout (12th Place - $44,407), and Keith Ferrera (11th Place - $44,407). When the unofficial final table of ten gathered at the secondary feature table, Tomas Teran Paredes (10th Place - $44,407) was eliminated after just two hands.
At the final table, it was three hours of nine-handed play with no eliminations, while Peacock and Turner continued to pick on the short stacks and build up their own. Takao Shimizu found himself on one of the shorter stacks and finished in ninth place just before the dinner break. Eight players returned from dinner and Pfizer Jordan was the next to find himself walking to the payout desk.
James Ostrowski was the bearer of good fortune throughout most of the day, but his luck ran out when he ran his pocket sixes into Daniel Eichhorn's pocket nines. That left him with around five big blinds and would go on to bust in the next hand in seventh place.
Although Eichhorn doubled up, he fought with a short stack the entire day. When the action folded to him in the small blind, Eichhorn shoved all in, only to have Ralph Wong wake up with pocket queens in the big blind. The board ran out clean for Wong and Eichhorn was sent packing in sixth.
With five players remaining, Ralph Wong jammed all in from the small blind with jack-seven. Turner called from the big blind with king-jack and made a pair of kings on the turn to leave R. Wong drawing dead in fifth place.
With Turner and Peacock holding three-quarters of the chips in play, it was up to the short stacks to make a move. Turner and Peacock battle in some crucial pots but never put themselves at risk. Jacky Wong waited patiently throughout the day but his time finally came when he had around nine big blinds left. J. Wong had a pocket pair but an ace on the river favored Peacock and the other Wong left in fourth place.
That left the final three players to battle it out for the last 90-minutes. The rails continued to grow in size and noise level with chants coming from all around. Peacock finally broke out into a sizeable chip lead after winning multiple pots in a row against Turner. A full triple up close to the end of the night kept Turner alive while Salimbene has continued his steady play.
The three players will return on Thursday, June 21 at 12:00 p.m. local time to finish things off and declare a winner. The action will resume on level 41 with the blinds at 500,000/1,000,000 and a 100,000 ante.
Follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team to find out who will claim their first WSOP gold bracelet.