Brian Yoon Triumphs at WSOP Monster Stack EventJune 29, 2017 10:30 am
On Wednesday, Brian Yoon made his third career WSOP final table, this time at Event #47: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em MONSTER STACK. By the end of play the Californian subsequently showed that he knows how to close out a contest after overcoming his fellow competitors, including Bellarus pro Ihar Soika heads-up, to claim a third gold winners bracelet, as well as a first place prize of $1,094,349.
The 27-year-old pro recorded his first live tournament cash back in 2011, and just two years later he succeeded in taking down the 2013 WSOP $1,111 Little One Drop for $663,727. The following year, Yoon then claimed the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em title for $633,341, and now at this year’s Series Brian Yoon has completed an impressive hattrick of WSOP victories. Commenting on his remarkable achievement, Yoon, now with $4,280,497 in earnings, stated:
“This one’s a lot better, because, honestly, you don’t expect to win one and you win one. You don’t expect to win a second one and you win a second one. Then the third one.. it’s been a few years. Getting this one in 2017 feels really good. It’s my biggest score ever.”
The $1,500 NLHE MONSTER STACK event attracted 6,716 players to create a prize pool worth $9,066,600, and amongst the recognizable pros coming away with a cash was T.J. Cloutier in 70th ($13,849), Paul Volpe in 56th ($16,665), David López in 40th ($24,717), Joseph McKeehen in 26th ($37,831), and Scott Montgomery in 18th ($47,353).
At the final table, Ihar Soika (J-J) then took out Will Failla (A-5) in 9th, followed by Richard Ma in (8th), Thomas Ryan in (7th), and Maurice Hawkins (6th). Brian Yoon (A-8) then scored a double elimination of Yuliyan Kolev (K-J) and Ryan McKnight (A-Q) in 5th and 4th place respectively, and after being dealt A-K and sending Stanley Lee (6-6) to the rail in 3rd, heads-up got underway between Yoon and Soika for the bracelet.
Twenty-six hands later, and the deciding hand was played with Soika (As-8s) and Yoon (Kh-10h) all-in preflop. The Js-5s-2h-7d-10d that ensued subsequently brought the tournament to a close, with Yoon earning his well deserved victory.
Final table Results:
1: Brian Yoon $1,094,349
2: Ihar Soika $675,995
3: Stanley Lee $501,353
4: Ryan McKnight $374,515
5: Yuliyan Kolev $281,800
6: Maurice Hawkins $213,591
7: Thomas Ryan $163,087
8: Richard Ma $125,451
9: Will Failla $97,223