CY Church Death – A well-known East Lansing, Michigan Poker Game Prodigy has passed away unexpectedly. CY Church died over the weekend after battling a brief illness. The family of the beloved Poker champion did not immediately announce his exact cause of death. There were no immediate information regarding who announced Church dead. “It is with great sorrow that we share this heartbreaking news. Our world was shattered Friday when our precious son Cy left to begin his journey,” his family shared on social media. “He had so many who loved him as we have; he was a kind, gentle soul. We have shared this news with those we know were especially close to him, but there are so many that we could not contact everyone individually, MSPT reported.
The statement from Church family continued; “We have been so blessed to have him in our life here on earth. While we cannot fathom creating future memories without him, we take comfort in knowing his ancestors have greeted him with open arms in his new life. We welcome your prayers for our family in this time of grief. We are taking the time we need to grieve this unthinkable truth, and if we cannot respond to everyone, please know that your prayers and well wishes mean so much to us and are carrying us through this heavy time.”
According to MSPT Magazine, As of 2016, the Hendon Mob claims that Church has earned a total of $342,414 in earnings from various tournaments throughout his career. The vast majority of the sum — exactly $263,498 — was won on the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT), an event in which Church was a well-known presence at the felt. Throughout the few years that he spent playing poker, he was successful enough to cash in 17 times at the MSPT Main Event and reach the final table three times. Back in October 2016, he placed second to Brett Blackwood in the MSPT Michigan State Poker Championship to earn a career-high $114,701, and more recently, he had two more final table appearances back in 2021.
Each of these accomplishments brought him a total of $$114,701 in prize money. That year, in January, he finished fourth in the MSPT Grand Falls and won $33,972. Then, in May, he followed it up by finishing third in the MSPT South Dakota State Poker Championship in Deadwood and winning $53,340.
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