Hand #398: Chad Eveslage Rivers and Doubles Thru Steve Buckner to Take an 8-to-1 Chip Lead

Oct 23, 2022

Heads Up Steve Buckner
Photo: Steve Buckner reacts to seeing the river

HAND #398  –  Chad Eveslage moves all in for 12,200,000, and Steve Buckner calls with Spade QDiamond Q.

Eveslage turns over Club AHeart 9, and needs to improve to stay alive.

The flop comes Club 8Spade 5Spade 3, and Buckner’s queens are still in the lead.

The turn card is the Heart 4, and Eveslage picks up additional outs with a gutshot straight draw.

Buckner starts calling out for a deuce, on the assumption that a random low card will give him the title, missing the fact that Eveslage would make a wheel if a deuce came on the river.

Regardless, Buckner is one card away from a WPT title.

But the river card is — the Heart A!

Eveslage rivers a pair of aces to win the pot and double up in chips.

Chad Eveslage  –  25,400,000  (25 bb)
Steve Buckner  –  3,100,000  (3 bb)

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