Poker Community Saying Goodbye to Kelvin “aces_up4108” Beattie
Kelvin “aces_up4108” Beattie, one of the best Australian poker players and a legend in the online poker community, passed away at the end of last month.
His family, friends, and the poker community are saying their goodbyes all over social networks.
His family made a short statement, mentioning what Kelvin was going through in the last months of his life and how he never gave up.
For Beattie, this was the second time he was diagnosed with cancer, after beating it once before.
The founder of PokerNerve.com was one of the most feared members of the online poker world. In a short period of time, Beattie won more than $4.5 million battling online.
In his trophy room, he had a WCOOP title as well as ten Triple Crowns. And while live poker was never his thing, he still managed to rack up around $200 000 in live poker tournament winnings.
Important Pillar of the Online Poker Community
Social networks are full of posts in which members of the poker community are saying goodbye to Beattie.
In one of the posts, Amber May was grateful for knowing Beattie and spending some of the most memorable moments around him.
was such a beautiful person. He had such a big heart, always a kind and encouraging word, and such a calm and positive nature, she shared.
The one-time bracelet winner, Joseph Cheong, also tweeted about how positive of a person Beattie was and how little it took for people to become friends with him.
Among the friends who said goodbye to Beattie was his long-time poker friend Magnus Martin, who spent a lot of time with him during their poker tours.
Magnus complemented Kelvin both on the poker and personal level, saying that he was a great person to be around.
Beattie’s Students Expressing Their Gratitude
During his career, Beattie coached hundreds of students, both on a personal level and through his poker coaching site. After hearing the sad news, many of them thanked the late Beattie for their poker success.
One of them was Johnny Jay, who mentioned some of his latest achievements on the felt and said these results would never have been possible without the coaching he got through Beattie’s poker training site.
Daniel Exall also went back in time to 2012 when he first took coaching classes from Beattie, as he says that classes were the foundation for the success that later came.
Beattie’s funeral will be held on the 7th of March.