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Poker News | World Series of Poker

Kevin Eyster Takes Down Event #24: $5,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

Kevin Eyster Event #24 WSOP 2014
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Hearing "1SickDisease" could conjure up a myriad of thoughts and send you twirling off in a thousand different directions to decide if it's contagious or if it's simply a means of self-expression as an online poker handle. Choose the latter and we'll help you enforce that choice by giving you the lowdown on Kevin Eyster.

Event #24: $5,000 Six-Handed No Limit Hold'em brought 541 players to the tables all hoping to take home the biggest share of the prize pool of $2,542,700. The last player standing was Kevin Eyster and at the ripe young age of 24, "1SickDisease" has put together more than $3 million in online winnings. But that's just part of the picture, Eyster also has a World Series of Poker circuit ring and his name is inscribed on the WPT Champions Cup. Now Eyster has added a coveted WSOP gold bracelet to his list of accomplishments and a $622,998 first-place prize.

Final Table Results:

1Kevin Eyster$622,998
2Pierre Neuville$385,041
3Andrew Lichtenberger$242,847
4Bryn Kenney$160,927
5Jeremy Kottler$109,844
6David Borrat$77,145

After the elimination of Andrew Lichtenberger during three-handed play at the hands of Eyster. Pierre Neuville held a small chip lead when heads-up play commenced. When Day 3 play wrapped up, Eyster had more than a 2-to-1 chip lead and on Day 4, took less than an hour to lock up his first gold bracelet.

Hand #173: Kevin Eyster shoved for 995,000 on the button and Pierre Neuville called all-in from the big blind.

Eyster: {K-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Neuville: {K-Spades}{Q-Hearts}

The flop hit dead on for Eyster — {K-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{3-Clubs}. The {9-Diamonds} on the turn left Neuville drawing for a chop if the last king in the deck came on the river. The {A-Spades} on the river sent Neuville to the rail in second place.

Congratulations to Kevin Eyster on his fantastic achievement!

The full tournament report is available at PokerNews Live Reporting.

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