It was a sight to see.
I'll let the champion fill you in on the details, but even 12 hours later, I'm still swollen with pride at the phenomenal accomplishment of my fellow Murderer, Ryan. He made great reads. He made thoughtful decisions. He even dropped the hammer.
And he's not kidding about that deer-in-the-headlights thing either. He was barely forming complete sentences as a burly security guard escorted him from the tournament floor to the cashier's cage, with his six figures of winnings in tow.
I can't wrap my head around it either. Neither could his beautiful wife, whom I finally had the pleasure meeting.
Official results from Card Player can be found here. Please note that he's also currently #23 in the 2006 Player of the Year race. We have a lot to live up to, people.
Not bad for his first big live tournament...