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:
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.
The flop hit dead on for Eyster — . The on the turn left Neuville drawing for a chop if the last king in the deck came on the river. The 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.