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2018/19 WSOP Circuit - BICYCLE CASINO (Los Angeles)

Sunday, March 10, 2019 to Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Ring Event #10: $1,700 MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: $1,700
  • Prizepool: $1,027,170
  • Entries: 678
  • Remaining: 0
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019 10:56 PM Local Time (about 67 days and 7 hours ago)


Sean Yu - The Bike Main Event Champion

Sean Yu capped off another incredible run with the World Series of Poker on Wednesday at the Bicycle Casino stop. The gold bracelet winner conquered a 678-entry field in Event #10: $1,700 Main Event, earning his second gold ring of the series, third victory at the Bike, fourth Circuit title of the 2018/2019 season, and seventh gold ring overall.

Needless to say, Yu has been nothing short of impressive on WSOP Circuit stage. But, a more specific significance to him, Yu has recently cemented himself as a crusher at the Bike, his hometown casino.

“I’ve been playing tournaments at the Bike since 2014, so like five years, and up till last year I had zero wins. I mean, I ran really bad here,” Yu mentioned. “I was like, ‘I got to try to break this.’ So, last December, at the Circuit stop, I won the H.O.R.S.E.”

“It came with the ring and that was really special to me because it was a mix game and a win at the Bike… I’m like, ‘okay, I can win here. The monkey off the back,” he continued.

Little did Yu know, his win in the H.O.R.S.E. ring event last December would just be the start. Fast forward a few months and the WSOPC returned to the Bike for the current Circuit series. Yu cruised to a victory in Event #5: $400 No-Limit Hold’em, picking up his second win at the Bike and sixth career gold ring.

This occurred three days prior to the start of Event #10, the Main Event.

Yu did not fair well during Flight A, failing on two entries. He also busted out on his first bullet of Flight B. However, bullet number four proved strong for Yu who ran up his starting stack of 30,000 all the way to 394,000.

With just under 400,000 in chips, Yu entered Day 2 fourth in the counts and remained near the top throughout. There were only 12 players remaining at the end of Day 2 and Yu reigned as chip leader with 4,575,000 to his name.

Second in chips going into Day 3 was Andrew Moreno. In the end, it was Yu and Moreno facing off for the Main Event title, a matchup that seemed inevitable as they both remained as #1 and #2 in the counts nearly all of Day 3, swapping positions occasionally.

“Yeah, I had a feeling Moreno was going to be my toughest opponent, so I thought we were going to go heads up,” said Yu. “I thought we were going to, honestly, play for a long time. I thought it was going to drag on for like three, four hours, at least.”

Although the two competitors began heads-up action very deep, and it seemed the battle could be extensive one, that was not the case at all.

It took less than 15 hands for a cooler situation to arise, ending the Main Event. After of series of bets during preflop action and flop action, the two got it all in on the turn. When cards were revealed it was shown that Yu had flopped a set, while Moreno flopped two pair. Morneo was drawing dead to the river.

Moreno finished as the runner-up for $130,295 and Yu took home the grand purse of $210,585, a Circuit Main Event ring, and automatic seat in the Global Casino Championship, the same Championship Yu earned his WSOP gold bracelet in back in 2017.

Results

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:20 PM Local Time (about 67 days and 9 hours ago)


Sean Yu

Sean Yu opens to 300,000 and Andrew Moreno calls. 

The flop comes    , Moreno checks and Yu bets 325,000. Moreno raises to 880,000 and Yu calls. 

The turn brings the  , Moreno puts out a bet of 2,100,000 and Yu shoves. Moreno calls all in. 

Yu turns up    for a set of sixes and has Moreno's    drawing dead. The rivers is a meaningless   and Yu is the WSOP Circuit Main Event Champion. 

Sean Yu - WSOP Circuit Main Event Champion $210,585
Andrew Moreno - Eliminated in 2nd Place ($130,295)


Andrew Moreno

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:57 PM Local Time (about 67 days and 10 hours ago)
Level:31  Blinds:60,000/120,000  Ante:120,000
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:56 PM Local Time (about 67 days and 10 hours ago)

Sean Yu raises to 250,000 on the button. Andrew Moreno calls in the big blind.

The flop comes    . Moreno checks. Yu bets 225,000. Moreno calls.

Both players check the   turn, bringing the   river card.

Moreno bets 380,000. Yu tosses his cards to the dealer. Early on in heads-up action, Moreno has already evened things out.

Andrew Moreno - 10,025,000 (100 bb)
Sean Yu - 10,315,000 (103 bb)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:44 PM Local Time (about 67 days and 10 hours ago)

 

Down to the final two players in the WSOP Circuit Main Event at the Bicycle Casino. Here's how they stack up:

Sean Yu - 12,800,000 (128 bb)
Andrew Moreno - 7,450,000 (75 bb)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:42 PM Local Time (about 67 days and 10 hours ago)


Mateus Lessa

Andrew Moreno opens to 200,000 from the button and Sean Yu calls from the small blind. Mateus Lessa moves all in for 3,150,000, Moreno gets out of the way and Yu calls. 

Lessa tables    and needs help against Yu's   

The board runs out       and Yu's nines hold to eliminate Lessa in third place. 

Sean Yu - 12,800,000 (129 bb)
Mateus Lessa - Eliminated

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:36 PM Local Time (about 67 days and 10 hours ago)


Ben Moon

Ben Moon open shoves for 1,455,000 from under the gun. Sean Yu, with the button, calls.

Mateus Lessa folds in the small blind. Andrew Moreno is torn about a decision. He mentions he is unsure what to do in the spot and folds face up, showing   . Moon and Yu showdown.

Yu:   
Moon:   

The board runs out      . Yu pairs and Moon goes bust in fourth place.

Sean Yu - 9,985,000 (99 bb)
Ben Moon - Eliminated in 4th Place ($71,070)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:28 PM Local Time (about 67 days and 10 hours ago)

Andrew Moreno opens to 200,000 under the gun. Sean Yu calls in the small blind.

The flop comes    . Yu checks. Moreno bets 230,000. Yu calls.

The turn is the  . Yu checks. Mreno bets 540,000. Yu calls.

The river is the  . Yu leads out this street, betting 1.5 million. Moreno tank folds.

Yu mucks. "Show bluff?" Moreno says. "You'll see in 30 minutes," Yu replies back as he stacks his chips. Yu retakes the lead and him and Moreno have swapped spot again.

Sean Yu - 8,330,000 (83 bb)
Andrew Moreno - 7,775,000 (77 bb)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:16 PM Local Time (about 67 days and 10 hours ago)

Mateus Lessa opens to 230,000 from under the gun and Sean Yu defends his big blind. 

Both players check the     on the flop. The turn brings the  , Yu bets 150,000 and Lessa calls. 

The river is the  , Yu puts out a bet of 425,000 and Lessa calls. Yu announces "King high" and Lessa turns over the winning   

Mateus Lessa - 2,700,000 (27 bb)
Sean Yu - 6,900,000 (69 bb)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:10 PM Local Time (about 67 days and 10 hours ago)


Aaron Messmer

Aaron Messmer moves all in from under the gun. Ben Moon folds in the cutoff. Sean Yu, with the button, asks for a count, which comes to 1,450,000.

Yu tanks for a bit then calls the shove. Mateus Lessa folds in the small blind. Andrew Moreno calls in the big blind, leaving three players to the flop with Messmer all in.

The first three cards come    . Moreno bets 1,600,000, which gets Yu to fold.

The dealer instructs the players to show. Moreno uncovers    for top set. Messmer tables   . "Nice playing with you guys," Messmer says as he stands up from the table.

The last two cards are the   and  , in that order. Messmer makes his exit.

Andrew Moreno - 9,050,000 (90 bb)
Sean Yu - 8,005,000 (80 bb)
Aaron Messmer - Eliminated in 5th Place ($53,565)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6:57 PM Local Time (about 67 days and 11 hours ago)


Sean Yu (left) versus Andrew Moreno (right)

Sean Yu opens to 275,000 from the cutoff and Andrew Moreno calls out of the small blind. 

The flop comes     and both players take their time in checking. The turn brings the  

Moreno checks and Yu puts out a bet of 750,000. Moreno considers shortly before folding. 

Yu retakes the chip lead with that pot. 

Sean Yu - 8,455,000 (85 bb)
Andrew Moreno - 6,575,000 (66 bb)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6:40 PM Local Time (about 67 days and 11 hours ago)
Level:30  Blinds:50,000/100,000  Ante:100,000
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6:20 PM Local Time (about 67 days and 11 hours ago)

The final five are on a slightly extended, 20-minute break.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6:03 PM Local Time (about 67 days and 12 hours ago)

Sean Yu opens to 175,000 from under the gun and Andrew Moreno calls from the button. 

The flop comes    , Yu bets 200,000 and Moreno calls. Both players check the   on the turn. 

The river is the   and both players check again. Yu flips up    for two-pair to take the pot.

Sean Yu - 6,680,000 (111 bb)
Andrew Moreno - 6,750,000 (113 bb)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:55 PM Local Time (about 67 days and 12 hours ago)

Andrew Moreno opens to 180,000 in the cutoff. Sean Yu defends his big blind with a call.

The flop comes    . Yu checks. Moreno bets 180,000. Yu calls.

Both players check the   turn, prompting the   river.

Yu leads out with 425,000. Moreno calls. Yu turns up   . Moreno follows it up with the   . Moreno takes down the pot with a pair of tens and has now swapped the chip lead with Yu.

Andrew Moreno - 7,150,000 (89 bb)
Sean Yu - 6,280,000 (78 bb)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:47 PM Local Time (about 67 days and 12 hours ago)

 
Scott Vener (left) versus Ben Moon (right)

Scott Vener moves all in from the small blind for around 540,000 and Ben Moon calls out of the big blind. Vener tables    and needs to improve against Moon's   

The board runs out       and Moon ends up with two-pair to eliminate Vener in sixth place. 

Ben Moon - 2,920,000 (37 bb)
Scott Vener - Eliminated

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:41 PM Local Time (about 67 days and 12 hours ago)

In a battle of the blinds Andrew Moreno makes it 210,000 from the small and Messmer calls from the big. 

The flop comes    , Moreno bets 230,000 and Messmer calls. The turn is the  , Moreno bets 370,000 and Messmer calls again.

The river brings the  , Moreno shoves for 1,550,000 effective and gets Messmer to lay it down. 

Andrew Moreno - 6,200,000 (78 bb)
Aaron Messmer - 1,550,000 (19 bb)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:33 PM Local Time (about 67 days and 12 hours ago)

 
Mateus Lessa 

Scott Vener raises to 205,000 in the hijack. Mateus Lessa shoves in the small blind. Andrew Moreno folds his big blind. Vener gets a count.

"One point six," says Lessa. The dealer gets an exact count of 1,615,000. Vener verifies that it is 1,410,000 more. He begins separating that amount. A call would leave Vener with 575,000 behind.

Vener calls. Lessa tables   . Vener has him dominated with   .

The board runs out      . Lessa improves to trips and doubles through Vener.

Mateus Lessa - 3,390,000 (42 bb)
Scott Vener - 575,000 (7 bb)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:29 PM Local Time (about 67 days and 12 hours ago)

 
Ben Moon

Action folds all the way around to the blinds. Ben Moon, in the small, jams into Sean Yu who sits with the big. Yu gets a count. Moon's stack comes to 1,125,000. Yu thinks for a bit then calls.

Yu is in good shape with    against Moon's   . "Chop?" Moon states. "Yeah, we could chop," says Yu.

The flop comes    . The turn is low, bringing the  . A chop is viable, but Yu still holds the upper hand at the moment.

The river is the  . Moon rivers his lower kicker to stay alive and double up.

Ben Moon - 2,570,000 (32 bb)
Sean Yu - 6,445,000 (80 bb)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:28 PM Local Time (about 67 days and 12 hours ago)
Level:29  Blinds:40,000/80,000  Ante:80,000