The Week’s Biggest Winners (Oct. 17 – Oct. 23): Diamond Performance Takes Home the Cash Chad Eveslage Wins His Second WPT Championship, Plus More Poker Results

The Week’s Biggest Winners (Oct. 17 – Oct. 23):…

This week’s high-profile festivals on both sides of the water have produced a ton of major winners. Players have the option to sign up for the most recent PokerStars EPT in London or go to Las Vegas for the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic. Two prominent events attracted large crowds, which as one would imagine led to enormous prize pools. The most significant award was given to Chad Eveslage, the most recent WPT winner. Scroll down to check CardsChat’s Big Winners of the Week ending October 23 to discover who else made our list of victors.

Champion Chad Eveslage

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Chad Eveslage

Main Event
WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic


Eveslage won the $10,400 WPT Five Diamond main event on Sunday after defeating a talented field. At the Bellagio last week, players from all around the globe competed, including Robbi Jade Lew, the lady at the center of the most recent poker scandal. Albert Calderon took the lead at the outset of play as seven players advanced to Sunday’s championship game. That lead, however, was short-lived. Eveslage quickly assumed command and never looked back. In the end, he earned his second WPT championship, more than $1 million, and a free entry for the $10,400 WPT World Championship in December.

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Henrik Hecklen

EPT London Super High Roller
Hilton Park Lane Hotel


A total of 39 players registered for the newest EPT £50,000 ($56,500) super high roller late last week, but only one winner could take home the trophy and more than £650,000 ($730,000). Henrik Hecklen was the participant. On Sunday’s final table, Juan Pardo had the early advantage but was unable to cross the finish line first. The last session was dominated by Pardo, but short-stack Henrik Hecklen never gave up. Hecklen contributed while Pardo was the center of attention. He finally won the heads-up match after taking the lead. The Danish professional has won a Triton main event, a WPT trophy, and four EPT championships.

matthew davis

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Matthew Davis

Michigan State Poker Championship
Mid-States Poker Tour
Firekeepers Casino


Last Monday, Davis achieved the largest career triumph, earning the respect of Michigan native and 2009 WSOP Main Event champion Joe Cada. Davis’ ground-breaking effort saw him win the $1,100 main event over a field of 2,409 competitors. Davis has only occupied the winner’s podium in the live arena twice since 2015 thanks to this triumph. The Michigander’s biggest-ever triumph came after 17 hours of play on Day 2, but the wait was worthwhile.

byron kaverman

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Byron Kaverman

EPT London Single-Day High Roller
Hilton Park Lane Hotel


After winning the £25,000 ($28,300) high roller event of the EPT last Saturday against a field of 30, Kaverman secured another six-figure payday. The competition was only supposed to last one day, but Kaverman and his other finalists almost extended it with their cautious moves. Espen Jorstad, the current WSOP Main Event winner, and Orpen Kisacikoglu, who finally pushed Kaverman over the finish line, were among those grinding at the final table. Eventually, however, something had to give, and Kaverman took the title and the $17.5 million in prize money.

martin jacobson

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Martin Jacobson

UKIPT Main Event
EPT London
Hilton Park Lane Hotel


Jacobson won the event’s record-breaking competition last Saturday, making the most of UKIPT’s visit to his adoptive home city of London. The 2014 WSOP Main Event champion won the £1,100 ($1,245) competition after defeating a field of 1,458 competitors. The Swedish professional has already experienced victory twice, taking home side events in Vienna and London on PokerStars’ European tours. He now has a UKIPT trophy in his possession, and his career earnings of more than $17 million have increased by another six figures.

kurt jewell

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Kurt Jewell

The Wynn Fall Classic
Las Vegas


Last Monday, Jewell won the Wynn Fall Classic after defeating a strong field of 1,060 competitors. The American defeated Eric Baldwin in a head-to-head match in the $1,600 Wynn event to earn fortunate title number 13. Prior to his $242,909 victory in the 2010 WSOP Circuit main event in Hammond, Indiana, this victory was Jewell’s largest to date.


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Justin Bonomo

Bellagio High Rollers
WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic
Las Vegas


Bonomo shatters poker records. That is true. After taking home the $25,000 high roller prize from the WPT last week, the current all-time top money winner was back in the winner’s circle. Last Tuesday, Bonomo defeated a small but brilliant field of 17 competitors to take home a prize just shy of $230,000. The fact that Bonomo had won another high roller the previous week makes the victory much more amazing. That time, he received $75,792. Bonomo’s total winnings this year at the WPT Five Diamond Classic made him the first player to win two championships, and they also pushed his recent earnings above the $300,000 level.

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Safiya Umerova

Big Poker Oktober $150,000 Guaranteed Event
Bicycle Casino


Safiya Umerova extended her recent winning run at the poker tables by winning the second significant event of the 2022 Big Poker Oktober at the Bike. Little two weeks after winning the $100K tournament for $33,750, Umerova defeated a field of 708 participants to win just under $30K in a three-way chop. In this competition, the buy-ins ranged from $170 on Day 1 to $1,100 on Day 2. With instant success at the Bike this month, Umerova revealed after the victory that she had a vacation from events this year before the WSOP in the summer and has now returned to them.

chris kruk

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Chris Kruk

Double Up Drive Charity Event
Resorts World, Las Vegas


Last Monday, Kruk participated in a charity event for Double Up Drive together with 20 other athletes. Dan Smith, a professional poker player and the creator of Double Up Drive, organized the $2,000 event. Scott Seiver, Joe Ingram, and Stephen Chidwick, among many of his pals, entered ( and re-entered multiple times). When the festivities were over, Kruk was the one to take home the prize.



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