Kevin Martin: All Smiles All The Time

Kevin Martin, also known as 'KevinM987', has certainly made a name for himself over the last year and has shown no signs of slowing down!

Hailing from Lethbridge, Alberta in Canada, Martin was always a familiar face among the local cash game scene but disappeared unexpectedly for a short while. Later on, it was discovered he was drafted to make an appearance on Big Brother Canada and he certainly made an impression. After a deep run on BBC, Martin jumped back into the poker scene and quickly gained traction on Twitch, and eventually PokerStars. Earlier this year, Martin signed on as a part of PokerStars Team Online and has played a significant role in growing the game. 

At Run it Up Reno in May, Martin snagged a coveted gold trophy after scooping his first tournament in the $235 NLH Thursday Thrilla Black Chip Bounty event for $5,805 - in Canadian dollars, that's basically several stacks of high society. Last night, Martin played his first event in the 8:00PM $85 All-in or fold tournament and made the final table. His eventual result was a fifth place finish for $580, just shy of capturing a second gold trophy. With three events a day and seven days to go in this series, there is no doubt we will see Martin making several deep runs.

Follow Kevin Martin on Twitter: @KevinRobMartin