2015 WSOP: Byron Kaverman Wins $10k NL Six Handed Championship

2015 WSOP: Byron Kaverman Wins $10k NL Six Handed Championship Byron Kaverman is one of the most successful tournament players in the game and has enjoyed a string of victories since his first cash back in 2008. Up until now, however, a gold WSOP bracelet had always eluded the US pro but that all changed last Friday after he took down Event #37: $10k Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em Championship. Following a winning performance which earned Kaverman $657,351, whilst also boosting his live career winnings to just under $5 million, the young pro commented:
“It was definitely thrilling. Going into the summer this is one of the events that I got really motivated for. It definitely had one of the toughest lineups there is.”
The $10,000 Six-Max NLHE tournament attracted a total of 259 players to create a prize pool worth $2,434,600, and amongst the big name pros subsequently cashing in at the event was Phil Galfond in 30th ($17,456), Bertrand Grospellier in 28th ($17,456), David Benefield in 22nd ($22,057), Jonathan Duhamel in 21st ($22,057), Faraz Jaka in 19th ($22,057), Chris Klodnicki in 10th ($48,132), and Olivier Busquet in 8th ($65,125).
By the time the final table had been reached, Kaverman had the second lowest chip count at the table, but after doubling up twice through Sam Greenwood he eventually took the chip lead whilst also dispatching Greenwood to the rail in 5th for a $126,745 payday. Byron Kaverman then followed up by doing likewise to Thomas Muehloecker in 4th ($182,448), and Fedor Holz in 3rd ($268,463) to go heads-up against Doug Polk for the bracelet.
As the final battle commenced, Kaverman held a 2.5-1 chip lead over his remaining opponent, and after reducing Polk to just 12bb following a nut straight to two pair encounter, the deciding hand was subsequently played with Polk moving all-in preflop holding Q-J only  to be called by Kaverman with A-5. The dealer then laid out a 10-7-5-4-4 board to relegate Doug Polk to a runner-up position worth $406,261, while Kaverman earned his first gold bracelet.
Commenting on the pro packed final table, Kaverman said: “The final table was very very tough, but things went my way. It feels good.”
Final Table Results:
1 Byron Kaverman $657,351
2 Doug Polk $406,261
3 Fedor Holz $268,463
4 T.Muehloecker $182,448
5 Sam Greenwood $126,745
6 Paul Volpe $89,934

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