Tyler Reiman pulled off a huge comeback victory at the 2013 Beau Rivage Million Dollar Heater main event, pocketing more than $185,000 and his second live poker title.
The 24-year-old poker pro from Morton, Illinois outlasted 254 players to book the win and add another title to the Heartland Poker Tour event he won in 2007.
Reiman started the final table second-last in chips but managed to battle his way to heads-up and defeat Florida native Lyle Vincent to clinch the win.
Vincent had previously notched results at the WPT and WSOP but recorded his biggest score with this $98,940 runner-up finish.
The final hand saw the two players get it in on the flop with top pair for Reiman versus ace-high for Vincent.
Louisiana poker player Tim Hebert finished third for $55,564.
Here are the full final-table results for the 2013 Beau Rivage Million Dollar Heater:
- 1. Ty Reiman - $185,510
- 2. Lyle Vincent - $98,940
- 3. Tim Hebert - $55,564
- 4. Bert Ladner - $43,286
- 5. Toan Trinh - $37,103
- 6. Craig Thames - $30,919
- 7. James Arruebarena - $24,735
- 8. Cory Pansano - $18,551
- 9. Jacob Bazeley - $12,368
Reiman Remains Consistent on Live Circuit
Ty Reiman broke out on the live circuit when he finished second at the 2010 PCA main event for $1.75 million, and with this win he surpassed $2.5 million in lifetime live tournament earnings.
While he hasn't been able to duplicate the seven-figure score that put him on the map, he has been posting consistent results at major events all over the world.
Just a couple weeks ago Reiman cashed in both the PCA main event and $25k High Roller event.
Reiman is also known as an elite online MTT player under the names puffinmypurp on PokerStars and gimmeda1time on Full Tilt Poker, most notably winning the PokerStars Sunday Million in 2010 for $228k.
The 2013 Beau Rivage Million Dollar Heater consisted of 29 individual poker tournaments. The main event boasted a $2,500 buy-in and a total prize pool of $618,375.
And despite its suggestive name, the Million Dollar Heater main event had a guarantee of $500,000.