An unscheduled Day 5 will see three players out of a 5,700-entry strong field return to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in order to determine a champion in Event #34: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold'em. Despite the request of the remaining three hopefuls and a boisterous rail at the end of the night on Day 4, the chips were bagged and tagged after 10 full hours of play, meaning a winner will be determined today.
Robert Peacock will be the overwhelming chip leader with 38,200,000 chips when the action resumes at 12 noon local time with blinds of 500,000/1,000,000 with a running ante of 100,000. Nicholas Salimbene follows in second place with 10,400,000 and Joshua Turner has 8,400,000 heading into the final day of the event.
Among the three finalists, Turner has racked up the most merits at the WSOP so far with six WSOP circuit rings and 60 cashes to his name for more than $760,000 in total earnings.
Peacock, who was supported by a growing and very vocal rail, is mainly a cash game player with some tournament results in Las Vegas as well. This will be by far his largest tournament cash to date and he is in a commanding position to capture a first World Series of Poker gold bracelet and the payday of $644,224 that comes along with it. The third-place finisher will be rewarded with $294,760 for his efforts and the runner-up will win $397,908.
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|
Stick close, as the PokerNews live reporting team will provide hand-for-hand coverage until a champion is crowned when the cards get back underway.