Saturday June 20,2015 : 2015 WSOP Event 37
In event 37, the tough $10,000 buy-in Six-Max NLHE championship, US pro Byron Kaverman (29) finally won his first World Series of Poker bracelet and $657,351 in main prize cash after surviving a field of 259 accomplished players and besting the formidable Doug Polk in the heads up.
With career earnings around $5 million Kaverman has little to prove, and the bracelet was the icing on the cake for him in this competition, his seventh major final table at various tournaments so far this year, and by his own admission one of the toughest in terms of opponents.
On the final table he faced respected players like Oliver Busquet, Paul Volpe, Sam Greenwood, Fedor Holz and Thomas Muehloecker…and there were other aces that didn't make the final table cut but benefited from the 30 cashes made possible by the massive $2.43 million prize pool.
In the heads up, which was a disappointingly brief ten-hand affair due to the Kaverman's 10 to 1 chip advantage by the fourth hand, the Ohio pro quickly put Polk under pressure and sustained it to a victory, sending Polk to the cashier for a $406,261 second-placing pay day.
Other final table cashes were:
3 Fedor Holz $268,463
4 Thomas Muehloecker $182,448
5 Samuel Greenwood $126,745
6 Paul Volpe $89,934