Kevin Eyster Wins Event #24: $5,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
Event #24: $5,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em attracted 541 runners who battled it out for four days of play until a winner had been crowned. Kevin Eyster, a poker pro originally from Louisiana now residing in Denver, received the $622,998 first-place prize (his largest live tournament cash to date) and his first gold coveted bracelet for the accomplishment!
The second flight of EPT Monaco attracted a much greater field of players than Day 1A. In total, 423 players came to start and boosted the total number of entries to 531. There were many familiar faces at the poker tables including Viktor Blom, Patrik Antonius, Sam Trickett, Phil Ivey, Jason Mercier and Gus Hansen.
After eight levels of play, the tournament director called it a day and approximately 200 players remained. Only Mercier (48,200) from the players mentioned above survived the day. Victor Sbrissa, who won LAPT Brazil in Sao Paolo a week ago, was in the lead with 224,800 chips, which is a quite impressive results from a single day. Another two notables who made it through the day with about 200k chips were Noah Schwartz and Calvin Anderson.
56 players became 17 players during Day 4 of the European Poker Tour Berlin main event and, unfortunately, many notables were among the ones who didn't make it: Liv Boeree, Sandra Naujoks, Boris Becker, Day 1 chip leader Rony Voth and the Finnish Day 2 and Day 3 chip leader Aku Joenausta.