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
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!
Tonight it's time for the World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Showdown's final table to be played and there are some very experienced tournament players on it who will fight for the amazing first prize of $779,520!
Joe Serock will bring the most chips tonight. With 3,137,000 chips, about 1.6 million more than John Dolan in second place, he has another great chance to take down his first WPT title and the biggest cash of his career. With "another great chance" we are referring to the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star tournament, which took place a few weeks ago, in which he finished 3rd.