Despite winning millions of dollars in several big live tournaments in the past seven years, Byron Kaverman didn't have a WSOP bracelet to his name until winning the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship this weekend. Kaverman defeated short-handed specialist Doug Polk heads-up to claim his first bracelet and $657,351.
"It was absolutely thrilling to win. This is one I was really motivated for," Kaverman said afterward in a post-tournament interview. "It definitely has one of the toughest lineups there is....I would rank this final table as definitely the toughest."
It was indeed a tough field of players that Kaverman had to overcome to became the champion, including three bracelet winners on the final table: Doug Polk, Paul Volpe and Sam Greenwood. In total, the tournament attracted 259 entries - of which 30 players received a slice of the $ $2,434,600 prize pool.
OTHER IN-THE-MONEY FINISHERS:
Aside from the final table finishers, other gold bracelet winning players and notables who cashed in the top 20 included - 10th -- Chris Klodnicki (runner up in One Drop event two years ago); 11th -- Kevin Song (1997 gold bracelet winner); 12th -- two-time gold bracelet winner Mark Radoja; 12th -- Sam Stein (1 win); and 14th -- Kory Kilpatrick (1 win).
Name: Byron Kaverman
Birthplace: Columbus, OH (USA)
Current Residence: Byron Kaverman
Marital Status: Single
Profession: Professional Poker Player (Online/Live Action/Tournaments)
Number of WSOP Cashes: 20
Number of WSOP Final Table Appearances: 2
Number of WSOP Gold Bracelet Victories: 1
Best Previous WSOP Finish: 9th (2015)
Total WSOP Earnings: $1,158,524
Personal Facts: Byron Kaverman now has in excess of $1.1 million in career WSOP earnings