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When I Was A Donk – Kevin Eyster

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Dec 07, 2016


In this series, Card Player asks top pros to rewind back to their humble beginnings and provide insights regarding the mistakes, leaks, and deficiencies that they had to overcome in order to improve their games. Kevin Eyster cut his teeth playing online poker and in 2010 reached a high ranking of no. 4 in the world, but he has also proven to be a top competitor in the live arena as well. The Lafayette, Louisiana native won the World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Showdown in 2013 and his first World Series of Poker bracelet in 2014, taking down the $5,000 six-max event. He followed up those scores with his second WPT win in 2015, taking down the Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic. Eyster now has more than $4.1 million in live tournament earnings, along with another $3.5 million in online tournament earnings. Here, Eyster talks about his over ...

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