WSOP 2017: Brian Yoon Wins His Third WSOP Bracelet in Event #47, Four Indian Players Cash Out

The 48th edition of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) continues in Las Vegas with its 47th event $1,500 NLH Monster Stack concluding yesterday with Nevada’s Brian Yoon emerging the champion. He beat Ihar Soika in heads-up and a huge 6,716-player field across the four full days of play. It was the third gold bracelet for Yoon, who previously claimed the WSOP events way back in 2013 and 2014. Yoon’s first bracelet came in 2013 in another deep-field event, the Little One for One Drop – $1,111 NLH.yoon an indians image resizedThe Event #47: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em MONSTER STACK on Wednesday night turned out to be a big time for Indian players, as four of our players cashed out in this event, namely the pro Amit ‘bblacklegend’ Jain finishing at 44th place for $24,717, Sumit Sapra taking 163rd place for $6,202, Arsh Grover making 503rd place finish for $3,428 and Jaideep Sajwan finishing 693rd for $2,666.

As mentioned above, it was Belarus’s Ihar Soika who lost to Yoon in heads-up for making a remarkable 2nd place finish in this tourney.He finished 2nd and earned $675,995. While Soika dominated the early stages of the final table but very soon Yoon captured the lead after a double knockout that gave him the majority of the chips in the final table play. Soika, a 30-year-old poker player from Minsk, had only $17,055 in WSOP earnings to his credit before his wonderful performance in this year’s Monster Stack tourney last night in Las Vegas.

Final Table Payouts:

  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