When Kevin Mathers first started his poker-centric Twitter account, whenever that was, he could hardly hope that it would pay the dividends that it has for him today.
You see, Kevmath’s playing the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event and he was put in by some of the biggest names in the game, as a bit of a “thank you” for all the hard work he has put into the industry for many, many years.
Check out this absolutely sick list of just some of the backers for Mathers in the Main: Daniel Alaei, Brian Hastings, Terrence Chan, Paul Volpe, Scott Clements, David “ODB” Baker, J.C. Tran, Greg Mueller and Daniel Negreanu who picked up the lion’s share at a generous 10%.
If you want to follow along Kevin’s journey, make sure you check out his chip count Twitter account: @KevmathChips and cheer him on to Day 2 and beyond.
Of course, our deep dark hope is that Kevin makes the November 9, takes down the $10M first place prize and then, after all he’s done, gives the double bird and refuses to do any interviews and declaring that poker is evil. That would be amazing.
If you’d like to one day find yourself in Kevin’s shoes and put into the Main Event by the A-list of poker professional, it’s actually quite simple: know everything there is about every tournament all the time and be at everyone’s beck and call roughly 24 hours a day for, what, six years?
Just do something like that. Easy.
Good luck Kevin!