High-Stakes Action: Casino Player Magazine and Strictly Slots Magazine Spotlight Big Names and Big Plays

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has kicked off in Las Vegas, with some prominent poker players already making a mark in the series. The WSOP, running from May 30 to July 18, features 95 tournaments at the Horseshoe and Paris casinos. Players from around the world have descended upon Sin City in the hopes of securing their own moments of glory.

Chad Eveslage emerged as a standout performer, winning two bracelets in the Dealer’s Choice events. His first victory in the $1,500 version earned him $131,879, while he followed it up with another win in the $10,000 version, taking home $311,428. Eveslage, who finished as the World Poker Tour Player of the Year in 2022, now has three bracelets to his name.

Ben Lamb, a former WSOP player of the year, claimed his second bracelet by winning the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship for $492,795. He now boasts more than $9 million in WSOP winnings.

Isaac Haxton, known for his high stakes play, secured a win in the $25,000 High Roller event, pocketing $1.7 million. Haxton, who has nearly $35 million in live tournament winnings, described the victory as one of his biggest accomplishments.

Multiple WSOP player of the year winner Josh Arieh added another bracelet to his collection by winning the $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship for $316,226, bringing his total WSOP bracelet count to five.

Nick Schulman, known for his commentary work, notched his fourth bracelet by winning the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event for $110,800, attesting to his prowess both on and off the felt.

Shaun Deeb secured his sixth bracelet by winning the $1,500 Eight Game Mix event for $198,854, emphasizing the camaraderie and competition among players.

In a high-stakes $250,000 Super High Roller event, Chris Brewer emerged victorious, winning his first bracelet and a staggering $5.3 million in prize money. Brewer has also notched several high finishes in prestigious poker tournaments throughout the year.

David “ODB” Baker proved his lowball prowess by winning the Razz event, marking his third WSOP bracelet. In a career spanning nearly two decades, Baker has accumulated close to $7 million in live tournament winnings.