Brian Yoon bags WSOP Bracelet Number Five with 7 Card Stud Victory

June 9, 2023
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Andrew Burnett

Brian Yoon joined the likes of Shaun Deeb, John Juanda, Scotty Nguyen, and Stu Ungar, bagging his 5th WSOP gold bracelet by taking down the $10k 7-Card Stud Championship for $311,433...

Yoon was among 131 entries to the tournament, a $1,209,000 prizepool to be shared among the top 20 players, with a field including Daniel Negreanu, Allen Kessler and Eli Elezra.

Rob Mizrachi was the unfortunate bubble boy, losing out to Matt Vengrin’s full house and ensuring a min cash of $16,378 for the remaining players.

Eleven of those remaining already knew how it felt to lift WSOP gold, with all eyes on Chad Eveslage as the attempted to go three-in-a-week after back-to-back Dealer’s Choice wins.

It wasn’t to be for Eveslage, falling in 12 spot to Ben Yu in the following hand where the river didn’t bring a five for him to survive...

Yu: 8♥ 8♦ 7♠ / Q♥ J♦ Q♣ Q♦
Eveslage: K♣ 5♥ 3♣ / A♣ 5♠ 5♣ 7♣

That particular story over, it was time to focus on those making a play for their first-ever WSOP title, with Dan Shak the most prominent of them all.

Short-stacked as the final table began, Shak tripled up with trip queens and then watched on as the others fell by the wayside, with Coleman taking out Yu in 4th.

Yoon then took out Coleman in 3rd – “I just coolered Maxx over and over and over,” admitted Yoon later – to leave a Shak vs Yoon heads-up finale.

It took Yoon two hours to finally overcome a dogged Shak, the final hand playing out below, Yoon’s sixth street Broadway straight good enough when Shak bricked.

Dan Shak: 9♠8♠/9♥8♣2♣A♥/4♥
Brian Yoon: A♦6♦/K♣Q♣J♥10♥/5♥


Final results

1

Brian Yoon

$311,433

2

Dan Shak

$192,479

3

Maxx Coleman

$140,081

4

Ben Yu

$103,645

5

George Alexander

$77,985

6

Ben Diebold

$59,688

7

Leonard August

$46,484

8

Max Hoffman

$36,847

“Honestly, I don’t try to bracelet hunt or anything like that, I’m just trying to play the tournaments and enjoy playing the games,” Yoon told reporters afterwards.

He added: “It feels great, obviously, to be the 33rd to get number five, so I’ll take it and see what happens in the future.”

Yoon also revealed: “Stud, I’ve been working on this game a little bit, so it feels nice to break through in a game where you weren’t sure where you stacked up, and then you’re able to win. It feels good.”

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