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Brian Yoon Wins His Second World Series of Poker Bracelet

Yoon Earns $633,341 For Winning $5,000 Eight-Max No-Limit Hold'em Event


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In 2013, Brian Yoon came out of nowhere to snag a World Series of Poker bracelet in the $1,111 buy-in Little One For One Drop event, earning $663,727. This summer, Yoon proved his previous victory was no fluke by taking down the $5,000 eight-handed no-limit hold’em event for his second bracelet and a $633,341 first-place prize.

Yoon, a 24-year-old poker pro from Torrance, California, topped a field of 550 players and took home the biggest portion of the $2,585,000 prize pool.

“Winning one is so tough to do, especially these days with fields so big.” said Yoon. “Winning a second one is unreal. I just can’t describe it honestly.”

The final table was stacked with incredible talent, including Tony Cousineau (8th), Dan Smith (6th), Josh Bergman (3rd) and Josh Arieh (2nd), who was at his second final table of the summer.

Italy’s Mustapha Kanit, who finished fifth, picked up an impressive 700 Card Player Player of the Year points, giving him a total of 4,514. He has now made eight final tables in 2014 and has earned over $1.2 million. More importantly, he has opened up a lead of 1,199 points over his nearest POY competitor, Poland’s Dominik Panka.

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Winnings POY Points
1 Brian Yoon $633,341 1,680
2 Josh Arieh $391,575 1,400
3 Josh Bergman $246,169 1120
4 Ardit Kurshumi $176,684 840
5 Mustapha Kanit $128,862 700
6 Dan Smith $95,515 560
7 Timo Pfutzenreuter $71,940 420
8 Tony Cousineau $55,034 280

*Photo courtesy of the WSOP

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