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!
Kevin "1SickDisease" Eyster is the latest member of the World Poker Tour Champions Club after taking down the Seminole Hard Rock Showdown main event for $660,395 last night. The American online pro bested a field of 542 players and a final table that included no one else than Jeff Madsen. Eyster now has close to $1.2 million in live tournament earnings!
Final Table Results: 1st: Kevin Esyter - $660,395 2nd: Ben Tarzia - $389,750 3rd: Zo Karim - $252,190 4th: Paul Dlugozima - $171,950 5th: Daniel Letts - $122,275 6th: Jeff Madsen - $100,000
The World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Showdown main event lost some familiar faces during Day 4, including Faraz Jaka (9th place), Ben Hamnett (10th place), Tony Ruberto (12th place), Matt Salsberg (13th place) and Matt Giannetti (21st place). Luckily, one big name made it to the final table...
542 players entered the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown main event over Day 1A and Day 1B last week. Now, after 3 days of play, there are 21 players left fighting for the first prize of a whopping $660,395! The chip leader is Kevin Eyster with 1.9 million and Champions Club member Tony Ruberto (1.5 million) and Faraz Jaka (1.47 million - left in picture) are ranked second and third in chips.
A part from Jaka and Ruberto, notables such as Jeff Madsen, Matt Salsberg (right in picture), Ben Hamnett and Matt Giannetti will return to the tables today. At the moment it looks like we will have a few familiar faces at the final table, but, of course, anything can happen in the game of poker.
We will be back with another update tomorrow! Stay tuned!