Byron Kaverman wins back-to-back Aria $25k High Roller events, Anthony Gregg cashes in both, and Jason Koon continues his fine 2015 form.
Byron Kaverman has been the subject of much conjecture this week.Numerous top professionals went to Twitter to vent their frustration over the time some players take when making their decisions. Kaverman was one of the tankers that seemed to occupying most of the water.
Not that any of that old nonsense will bother Kaverman.
The lad takes his time, annoys the hell out of everyone, but continues to show that the tank-time is warranted after winning back-to-back Aria $25k High Roller tournaments in Las Vegas. In fact, Kaverman has cashed in four of the six Aria High Rollers that have been held this year.
The first event – Aria High Roller VI – drew in 34-entries. Even Tom Dwan made an appearance fresh off the cash game tables. Dwan wouldn’t cash though. Only five players would take a piece of the prize pool and Dwan wasn’t one of them.
1st Byron Kaverman – $282,948*
2nd. Jason Koon – $235,787*
3rd. Kyle Julius – $199,345*
4th. Anthony Gregg – $65,280
5th. Tom Marchese – $32,640.
It was another great performance for Koon. The man mountain of muscle has already picked up $436,344 for his victory in the LA Poker Classic $50,000 buy-in event, and a Super Tuesday win on PokerStars for $111,699, sending him into the World Series in fine form.
It was also nice to see Kyle Julius in the top end of the money. It’s been a tough few weeks for Julius after losing his dog, and lifelong buddy, Stan the Man, after he had developed brain tumors.
Aria High Roller VII
Aria High Roller VI was 13-hours of hard work, and so it was impressive to see the likes of Kaverman and Gregg turning up for another shot of glory. There were only 13-entrants in the second event. Once again Gregg and Kaverman made the money, with Kaverman’s AQ beating Gregg’s pocket fives, to take the top prize for the second time in two days.
1st Byron Kaverman – $228,800
2nd. Anthony Gregg – $115,200