Brian Yoon is the latest millionaire in the World Series of Poker after he claimed his title in Event #47 $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Monster Stack. The 27-year-old Los Angeles poker pro won the first-place prize of $1,094,349 and his third gold bracelet from the tournament.
After he managed to defeat 6,716 other poker players, Yoon reached the fourth day of the game and battled for the first place in the Monster Stack. This nearly $1.1 million cash he took home after the final day of the event transformed his lifetime earnings into the impressive $2,777,523. This is also the biggest amount of money he has won in his whole career as a poker player. All three of his appearances on the World Series of Poker final tables have resulted in a gold bracelet for him.
He took the lead at the final table and seized the advantage from Soika. He still had to spike a river ten, which eventually led to his gold bracelet. When asked how he feels after the big win and the small fortune he won Brian Yoon said he is really happy with the results he managed to achieve after the hiatus he had taken from the poker world. He said he has a good feel for extra-large-field tourneys and he feels well-prepared for what they have to offer.
Ihar Soika got the second place after the heads-up duel against Brian Yoon. The Belarus player earned $675,995, which is his third cash in his World Series of Poker career as a poker player. He comes straight from Minsk and before this final table, his lifetime earnings amounted to $17,055. The early stages of the duel were dominated by Soika until Yoon took the lead after a double knockout which gave him most of the chips on the table. The third place was claimed by Stanley Lee, who played hard and made it through a couple of all-in situation before being eliminated by Yoon and receiving $501,353 for his efforts.
Yoon has 22 cashed in his six years poker career and some of them are quite the achievement. His biggest cash to this moment was the one from the 2013 Event #58 The Little One for One Drop – $1,111 No-Limit Hold’em where he finished 1st and won $663,727. Another first place Yoon has in his results is the one from the 2014 Event #35 $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed, where he won $633,341 and made his top position granite. The first time his name was noticed in the World Series of Poker was way back in 2011 at the Event #58 $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT – World Championship. At it, he finished 58th and still earned the decent amount of $130,997.