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2014 45th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Monday, June 16, 2014 to Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Event #35: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $5,000
  • Prizepool: $2,585,000
  • Entries: 550
  • Remaining: 0
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06/19/14 10:23:52 PM PST
 
Brian Yoon Wins Event #35: $5,000 Eight-Handed No-Limit Hold'em for $633,341
 

Event #35 champion Brian Yoon

Event #35: $5,000 Eight-Handed No-Limit Hold'em at the 2014 World Series of Poker, which attracted 550 players and created a prize pool of $2.585 million, was originally scheduled to be a four-day event; however, things moved a little faster than expected on Day 3 and a winner was crowned. That man was Brian Yoon, who captured a $633,341 first-place prize and his second WSOP gold bracelet.

Yoon may be familiar to poker fans as the man who topped a massive field of 4,756 players in last year's $1,111 buy-in Little One for One Drop event for a first-place prize of $663,727. With this win, Yoon, who is two for two in WSOP final-table wins, brings his lifetime WSOP winnings up over $1.4 million.

Day 3 began with 23 players, and it didn't take long for some to hit the rail. Among the early eliminations were Olivier Busquet (23rd - $18,095), Eric Froehlich (22nd - $18,095), Ravi Raghavan (21st - $18,095), and Jeff Madsen (20th - $18,095). Madsen began the day as chip leader, but he lost a good portion of his stack straight out of the gate. Then, in Level 21 (5,000/10,000/1,000), he three-bet all in for 147,000 from the big blind after Yoon had opened for 20,000 from the small blind. Yoon called and was in a dominating spot with the    to Madsen's   . The board ran out a clean      , and the 2006 WSOP Player of the Year made an unexpected early exit.

From there, 11 players followed him out the door before the final table was set. Among them were Matt Davenport (18th - $18,095), Sylvain Loosli (16th - $21,946), Sam Stein (14th - $27,013), David Peters (12th - $33,734), and Sam Trickett (11th - $33,734).

Tony Cousineau was the first final-table casualty after his pocket nines failed to hold against Yoon's king-queen on Hand #43. With that, Cousineau added to his record streak of 63 WSOP cashes without winning a gold bracelet.

On Hand #49 of the final table, Timo Pfutzenreuter exited in seventh place when his pocket sevens fell to the    of Mustapha Kanit after an ace appeared on the flop. Another ace on the turn left Pfutzenreuter drawing dead, and he took home $71,940 for his seventh-place finish.

Nine hands later Kanit would eliminate Dan Smith when his own pocket sevens held against Smith's   , but seven hands later Kanit would be on the rail after a failed bluff against Yoon.

Four-handed play last quite awhile, but eventually the blinds got big and Josh Arieh was able to eliminate two players in five hands. The first was Ardit Kurshumi, who failed to win a race for his tournament life, and the other was Josh Bergman, who failed to overcome Arieh's    with the   . Kurshumi and Bergman were felled in fourth and third place for $176,684 and $246,169, respectively.

Heads-up play between Yoon and Arieh began with the two near even in chips, and they were pretty deep. It could have been an extended affair, but instead it lasted just 19 hands. During that time, Yoon gained momentum, opened up a chip lead, and finished off his opponent after flopping a flush.

PlacePlayerPrize
1stBrian Yoon$633,341
2ndJosh Arieh$391,575
3rdJosh Bergman$246,169
4thArdit Kurshumi$176,684
5thMustapha Kanit$128,862
6thDan Smith$95,515
7thTimo Pfutzenreuter$71,940
8thTony Cousineau$55,034

Congratulations to Brian Yoon, winner of Event #35: $5,000 Eight-Handed No-Limit Hold'em!

06/19/14 10:18:09 PM PST
 
Josh Arieh Eliminated in 2nd Place ($391,575)
 

Josh Arieh - 2nd Place

Hand #142: Brian Yoon raised to 100,000 on the button and Josh Arieh folded.

Hand #143: In what would be the final hand of the tournament, Arieh opened for 100,000 from the button and Yoon called from the big blind, which brought about a flop of    . Yoon checked, Arieh bet 75,000, and Yoon check-raised to 240,000. Arieh called to see the   and Yoon bet 350,000. Arieh took a few moments before raising all in for 1.63 million and Yoon snap-called.

Yoon:   
Arieh:   

Arieh put it in with a pair of aces and the ace-high flush redraw, and he needed to hit the latter as Yoon had flopped a flush. Both rails were on their feet to watch the dealer burn and put out the  .

Arieh missed and was eliminated in second place. While Arieh missed out on his third bracelet, he will take home a $391,575 consolation prize.

06/19/14 10:11:56 PM PST
 
Hands #140-141: Yoon's Kicker Makes the Difference
 

Hand #140: Brian Yoon raised to 100,000 on the button and Josh Arieh folded.

Hand #141: Arieh raised to 100,000, Yoon called, and the flop fell    . Yoon check-called a bet of 75,000, both players checked the   turn, and the   completed the board on the river. Yoon checked for a third time and then called when Arieh bet 225,000. Arieh showed the    for aces and kings with a five kicker, but it was no good as Yoon held the    for aces and kings with a seven kicker.

Brian Yoon6,250,000490,000
Josh Arieh2,010,000-490,000
06/19/14 10:09:40 PM PST
 
Hands #138-139: Arieh Getting Shorter
 

Hand #138: Brian Yoon raised to 100,000 from the button, Josh Arieh called, and then both players checked the     flop. Yoon proceeded to check-call a bet of 100,000 on the   turn before both players returned to checking on the   river.

Arieh revealed the   , but it was no good as Yoon had two pair with the   

Hand #139: Arieh raised to 100,000 on the button, Yoon called, and then both players checked the     flop. After the   appeared on the turn, Yoon bet 125,000, Arieh called, and it was off to the   river.

Yoon bet 400,000 and Arieh called only to muck when his opponent rolled over the    for a flopped straight.

Brian Yoon5,760,000730,000
Josh Arieh2,500,000-730,000
06/19/14 10:03:49 PM PST
 
Yoon Over 5 Million
 

Hand #137: Josh Arieh raised to 100,000 on the button, Brian Yoon called, and the flop fell    . Yoon check-called a bet of 75,000 and then both players checked the   turn. When the   completed the board on the river, Yoon bet 275,000 and Arieh called.

Yoon tabled the    for a flush, and it was good as Arieh mucked his cards.

Brian Yoon5,030,000590,000
Josh Arieh3,230,000-590,000
06/19/14 10:01:15 PM PST
 
Hands #132-136: Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better
 

Hand #132: Brian Yoon raised to 100,000 on the button and Josh Arieh folded.

Hand #133: Arieh raised to 100,000 on the button and Yoon folded.

Hand #134: Arieh received a walk.

Hand #135: Yoon received a walk.

Hand #136: Yoon raised to 100,000 and then called when Arieh raised to 250,000. The     flop saw Yoon call a bet of 150,000 and then folded to Arieh's 325,000 on the   turn.

Brian Yoon4,440,000-440,000
Josh Arieh3,820,000440,000
06/19/14 09:55:49 PM PST
 
"Was Hoping They'd Change"
 

Hand #131: Josh Arieh raised to 100,000 and Brian Yoon called, which brought a flop of    . Yoon checked, Arieh bet 75,000, and Yoon check-raised to 225,000. Arieh called and then called a bet of 400,000 on the   turn.

When the   completed the board on the river, Yoon tanked before betting a big 875,000. Arieh leaned back, looked at his cards, and then said, "Was hoping they'd change."

They didn't, and Arieh folded his hand.

Brian Yoon4,880,000820,000
Josh Arieh3,380,000-820,000
06/19/14 09:51:00 PM PST
 
Hands #126-130: Yoon Gets Some Back
 

Hand #126: Brian Yoon raised to 100,000 on the button and Josh Arieh folded.

Hand #127: Arieh raised to 100,000, Yoon called, and then both players checked the     flop. After the dealer burned and turned the  , Yoon bet 125,000 and Arieh folded.

Hand #128: Yoon raised to 100,000 and Arieh folded.

Hand #129: Yoon received a walk.

Hand #130: Yoon raised to 100,000, Arieh called, and the flop came down    . Arieh checked and then folded to a bet of 150,000.

Josh Arieh4,200,000-560,000
Brian Yoon4,060,000560,000
06/19/14 09:47:55 PM PST
 
Hands #122-125: Arieh Pulls Out to a Lead
 

Hand #122: Brian Yoon opened for 100,000 on the button, Josh Arieh called, and the flop came down    . Arieh check-called a bet of 60,000 and then both players checked the   turn. Arieh checked for a third time on the   river and then folded to a bet of 170,000.

Hand #123: Arieh raised to 100,000 on the button, Yoon called, and the flop came out    . Yoon check-called a bet of 100,000 and then both players checked the   turn. Yoon checked for a third time on the   river and then folded to a bet of 225,000.

Hand #124: Yoon opened for 100,000 on the button, Arieh called, and the     appeared on the flop. Arieh check-called a bet of 100,000 and then check-called one of 225,000 on the   turn. Both players checked the   river and Arieh tabled the    for kings. Yoon mucked.

Hand #125: Arieh raised to 100,000 and Yoon folded.

Josh Arieh4,760,000750,000
Brian Yoon3,500,000-755,000
06/19/14 09:41:47 PM PST
 
Josh Bergman Eliminated in 3rd Place ($246,169)
 

Josh Bergman - 3rd Place

Hand #121: Josh Arieh opened for 100,000 on the button and then called when Josh Bergman shoved all in for 1.08 million from the big blind.

Bergman:   
Arieh:   

Bergman was behind, but he was drawing to two live cards. The     flop left him drawing to those same two cards, but the   turn was not what he was looking for. Bergman needed either a queen or ten on the river to stay alive, but it was not meant to be as the   blanked. Bergman took his leave in third place for $246,169.

Brian Yoon4,255,0000
Josh Arieh4,010,0001,090,000
Josh Bergman0-1,090,000
06/19/14 09:38:14 PM PST
 
Hands #117-120: Walks Aplenty
 

Hand #117: With a dead small blind, Josh Arieh raised to 100,000 from the button and then folded to a three-bet from Brian Yoon in the big blind.

Hand #118: Josh Bergman received a walk.

Hand #119: Arieh received a walk.

Hand #120: Yoon received a walk.

06/19/14 09:34:30 PM PST
 
Ardit Kurshumi Eliminated in 4th Place ($176,684)
 

Ardit Kurshumi - 4th Place

Hand #116: In the first hand after returning from the impromptu break, Josh Arieh raised to 125,000 from the small blind only to have Ardit Kurshumi three-bet all in for 1.215 million.

"Here we go. I don't think I can fold," Arieh said before making the call.

Arieh:   
Kurshumi:   

It was a flip, but Arieh would need to improve if he hoped to eliminate Kurshumi, something that proved easier said than done in the four-handed battle. The     flop was safe enough for Kurshumi, but just like he turned an ace in an earlier hand to double, Arieh turned an ace to take the lead.

The   turn left Kurshumi looking for a four on the river to stay alive, but there would be no miracle as the   improved Arieh to trips. Kurshumi exited in fourth place on his way to the payout desk to collect $176,684.

Josh Arieh2,920,0001,225,000
Ardit Kurshumi0-1,220,000
06/19/14 09:27:14 PM PST
 
Level 28 started
 
Level: 28 Blinds: 25000/50000 Ante: 5000
06/19/14 09:25:14 PM PST
 
Chip Counts
 
Brian Yoon4,255,000-105,000
Josh Arieh1,695,000-505,000
Ardit Kurshumi1,220,000220,000
Josh Bergman1,090,00035,000
06/19/14 09:23:37 PM PST
 
Hands #111-115: Last Hands of Level 27
 

Hand #111: Josh Arieh received a walk.

Hand #112: Josh Bergman raised to 85,000 on the button and won the pot.

Hand #113: Ardit Kurshumi called from the small blind and Brian Yoon checked his option from the big. Kurshumi led out for 40,000 on the     flop and Yoon folded.

Hand #114: Yoon raised too 100,000 from the small blind and then folded when Bergman moved all in from the big blind.

Hand #115: Bergman raised to 95,000 from the small blind and then folded when Arieh three-bet to 230,000 from the big.

The players opted to take a five-minute break after this hand, which corresponds to the end of Level 27.

06/19/14 09:19:38 PM PST
 
Hands #105-110: Yoon Adds to His Lead
 

Hand #105: Josh Arieh limped the button and then folded when Ardit Kurshumi raised to 250,000 from the small blind.

Hand #106: Brian Yoon raised from the small blind and Josh Bergman folded from the big.

Hand #107: Yoon raised to 80,000 from the button and the blinds folded.

Hand #108: Arieh limped the small blind, Kurshumi checked his option in the big, and it was heads-up action to the     flop. Arieh bet 55,000, Kurshumi raised to 130,000, and Arieh called. Both players then checked the   turn, as well as the   river. Arieh tabled the    for a rivered pair of fives, but it was no good, as Kurshumi held the    for a pair of sixes.

Hand #109: Bergman raised to 80,000 under the gun and Arieh called from the button. Both blinds folded and it was heads-up to the     flop. Bergman led out for 90,000 and Arieh folded.

Hand #110: Yoon raised to 100,000 from the small blind and then called when Bergman three-bet to 205,000 from the big. Yoon then check-called a bet of 125,000 on the     flop before both players checked the   turn. Yoon then fired out a hefty 400,000 on the   river and Bergman folded.

Brian Yoon4,360,000750,000
Josh Bergman1,055,000-145,000
06/19/14 09:11:06 PM PST
 
Kurshumi and Yoon Square Off
 

Hand #104: Brian Yoon raised to 80,000 under the gun and Josh Arieh called him from the small blind. Ardit Kurshumi came along from the big and all three saw a flop of    . Three checks followed, the   appeared on the turn, and Arieh checked.

Kurshumi bet 140,000, Yoon called, and Arieh got out of the way, which brought about the   on the river. Kurshumi bet 265,000 and Yoon called with the    for sevens and fours. It was good as Kurshumi held an inferior two pair with the   .

Brian Yoon3,610,000210,000
Ardit Kurshumi1,000,000-400,000
06/19/14 09:02:28 PM PST
 
Hands #98-103: Some for Kurshumi
 

Hand #98: Ardit Kurshumi raised to 80,000 on the button and took down the blinds and antes.

Hand #99: Brian Yoon opened for 80,000 on the button, Josh Arieh defended the big blind, and then both players checked the     flop. When the dealer burned and turned the  , Arieh led out for 110,000 and Yoon folded.

Hand #100: Yoon raised to 80,000 under the gun and Josh Bergman called from the button. The blinds both folded and it was heads-up action to the     flop. Yoon check-called a bet of 80,000 and then both players checked the   turn. Yoon proceeded to lead out for 215,000 on the   river and Bergman folded.

Hand #101: Arieh limped the button and Yoon checked his option from the big, which led to a     flop. Yoon checked and then folded to a bet of 40,000.

Hand #102: Kurshumi raised to 80,000 on the button, Bergman called from the big blind, and then Bergman check-folded to a bet of 80,000 on the     flop.

Hand #103: Kurshumi raised to 80,000 under the gun and Arieh called him from the big blind. Arieh then checked the     flop and Kurshumi bet 110,000. Arieh check-raised to 240,000 but folded when Kurshumi shoved all in.

06/19/14 08:53:21 PM PST
 
Hands #95-97: A Nice Hand for Arieh
 

Hand #95: Ardit Kurshumi opened for 80,000 under the gun and Josh Bergman and Josh Arieh called from the small and big blinds respectively. Two checks on the     flop put action on Kurshumi and he bet 80,000. Both his opponents folded.

Hand #96: Brian Yoon raised to 80,000 from the cutoff, Arieh called from the small blind, and the flop fell    . Arieh checked and then folded when Yoon bet 100,000.

Hand #97: Arieh called from the button and Yoon checked his option from the big blind to see a flop of    , which they both checked. Arieh then called a bet of 60,000 on the   turn before Yoon bet 120,000 on the   river. Arieh responded with a raise to 365,000, and Yoon tanked for a bit before making the call. Arieh tabled the    for a flopped set and Yoon mucked.

Brian Yoon3,400,000-280,000
Josh Arieh2,200,000240,000
06/19/14 08:38:32 PM PST
 
Hands #91-94: Slow Going
 

Hand #91: Josh Arieh opened for 85,000 from the cutoff and Brian Yoon called from the small blind. Both players checked the     flop and then Arieh folded to a bet of 105,000 on the   turn.

Hand #91: A raise and take it (from who we're not quite sure as it happened so fast) won this pot.

Hand #92: Josh Bergman raised to 80,000 from the button and took down the blinds and antes.

Hand #93: Ardit Kurshumi moved all in from the small blind for 845,000 and Yoon folded from the big.

Hand #94: Bergman received a walk.

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