On another busy day’s worth of poker yesterday another event was completed with Keven Stammen taking home the World Poker Tour World Championship for a payout of $1,350,000. The current leader in the Global Poker Index Player of the Year race has now strengthened his position even more after beating the final table and eventually Byron Kaverman during heads up.
He actually came into the day leading the field quite substantially and Kaverman also started in second place.
The Final Table Seating And Chip Counts
St 1) Abe Korotki – 2,560,000
St 2) Byron Kaverman – 4,070,000
St 3) Keven Stammen – 5,650,000
St 4) Tony Dunst – 1,330,000
St 5) Ryan D’Angelo – 1,220,000
St 6) Curt Kohlberg – 1,580,000
He started with the chip lead and never really looked like losing it to be honest. The chips were flying in all directions but by the time heads up play started he already had double the chips of his opponent. Kaverman did manage to get back almost to level pegging but Stammen again moved up a gear to push himself back into the lead.
The final hand saw Kaverman push his final 3 million into the middle with the 4d-4s whilst Stammen quickly made the call with his Ac-8s. Kaverman was slightly ahead the whole way along until the river card on the board of Qh-9c-6s-3h-Ah delivered the title to the much deserving Stammen.
The other players will also be happy enough with their performances in this event despite missing out on the title. Tony Dunst played extremely well considering spending much of the time as a short stack to still finish in 3rd place whilst we are sure Ryan D’Angelo will be at the very least satisfied with his 4th place finish.
Really happy about finishing 3rd @WPT Champs, was short all tournament and am thrilled with the score. What a season!
— Tony Dunst (@Bond_18) April 27, 2014
How It Finished
1st) Keven Stammen – $1,350,000
2nd) Byron Kaverman – $727,860
3rd) Tony Dunst – $452,729
4th) Ryan D’Angelo – $363,930
5th) Curt Kohlberg – $286,292
6th) Abe Korotki – $235,341