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2017/18 WSOP Circuit - HARRAH'S CHEROKEE (North Carolina)

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 to Thursday, August 10, 2017

2017 Global Casino Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,090,000
  • Entries: 124
  • Remaining: 0

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Thursday, August 10, 2017 4:52 PM Local Time



Sean Yu

August 10, 2017 (Cherokee, NC) - Sean Yu, a two-time World Series of Poker Circuit ring winner, added a more prestigious piece of WSOP jewelry to his collection on Thursday afternoon.

Yu won his first WSOP bracelet by taking down the 2017 Global Casino Championship at Harrah’s Cherokee. He defeated a field of 124 players and Alexander Lakhov heads-up to win $294,941 in the Championship event that wraps up the 2016/2017 Circuit season.

“It feels amazing,” said Yu after his win. “It’s like 100 times better [than a regular Circuit win]. I mean, to be back at the Global Casino Championship for the second time. The first time was a big disappointment. The second time obviously worked out for me, so I’m like super happy. I have my amazing friends from L.A. It’s just amazing.”.... READ MORE

Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:56 PM Local Time

 
2017 Global Casino Champion Sean Yu

Alexander Lakhov raises to 35,000 on the button and Sean Yu calls out of the big blind. The flop is     and Yu checks. Lakhov bets 35,000 and Yu calls.

The turn is the   and Yu checks. Lakhov bets 90,000 and Yu calls. The river is the   and Yu checks for a third time. Lakhov bets 160,000 and Yu check-raises all in. Lakhov snap-calls and the hands are revealed.

Lakhov:   
Yu:   

Lakhov's top pair, top kicker is no good as Yu has gone runner-runner flush to win the hand and the tournament after just seven hands of heads-up play.

Sean Yu wins the Global Casino Championship for a payday of $296,941 along with a WSOP gold bracelet. 

Alexander Lakhov, who began the day as the chip leader, takes home $183,527 for his second-place finish in the GCC.


Runner-Up Alexander Lakhov

Sean Yu - 2017 Global Casino Chamipon
Alexander Lakhov - Eliminated
Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:53 PM Local Time
Sean Yu limps in on the button and Alexander Lakhov checks his option in the big blind. The flop is     and Lakhov checks. Yu bets 20,000 and Lakhov calls. The turn is the   and Lakhov checks again. Yu bets 50,000 and Lakhov folds.
Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:51 PM Local Time

Alexander Lakhov limps in on the button and Sean Yu checks his option in the big blind. The flop is     and Yu checks. Lakhov checks behind and the   comes on the turn.

Yu bets 20,000 and Lakhov calls. The river is the   and Yu checks. Lakhov bets 25,000 and Yu folds.

Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:50 PM Local Time
Sean Yu raises on the button and Alexander Lakhov folds his big blind.
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Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:49 PM Local Time

Alexander Lakhov limps in on the button and Sean Yu checks his option in the big blind. The flop is     and Yu checks. Lakhov bets 20,000 and Yu calls.

The turn is the  . Both players check and the   comes on the river. Yu bets 50,000 and Lakhov calls. Yu shows    and Lakhov mucks. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:48 PM Local Time

Sean Yu limps in on the button and Alexander Lakhov checks his option in the big blind. The flop is     and Lakhov checks. Yu bets 16,000 and Lakhov calls.

The turn is the  . Lakhov checks and Yu bets 35,000. The river is the   and Lakhov checks. Yu bets 85,000 and Lakhov calls. Yu shows   , good for trip sevens and Lakhov mucks his hand.

Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:45 PM Local Time
Alexander Lakhov raises to 35,000 on the button and Sean Yu calls out of the big blind. The flop is     and Yu checks. Lakhov bets 36,000 and Yu check-raises to 125,000. Lakhov folds.
Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:44 PM Local Time
Cards are back in the air and heads-up play has commenced. There is 21:54 remaining in the level with blinds of 8,000/16,000 and a 2,000 ante.
Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:36 PM Local Time

Here is a look at the counts at the outset of heads-up play. The final two players are taking a short break before resuming action.

Sean Yu - 2,718,000
Alexander Lakhov - 1,002,000

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Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:33 PM Local Time

 

Josh Reichard

Sean Yu raises to 35,000 on the button. Alexander Lakhov calls out of the small blind and Josh Reichard three-bets to 110,000 out of the big blind. Yu calls and so does Lakhov.

They are three-handed to a flop of    . Lakhov checks, Reichard bets 180,000, Yu calls and Lakhov folds. The turn is the   and Reichard bets 245,000. Yu calls.

The river is the   and Reichard moves all in for 391,000. Yu thinks for a couple minutes before calling. Reichard shows    and, giving him king-high and Yu wins the pot with   , good for a pair of sixes.

Reichard is eliminated in third place and Yu wins a massive pot. Reichard nets $130,498 for his third place finish and Yu takes a massive chip lead into heads-up play against Alexander Lakhov.

Sean Yu - 2,700,000
Joshua Reichard - Eliminated

Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:24 PM Local Time
Sean Yu raises to 48,000 out of the small blind and Alexander Lakhov three-bets out of the big blind. Yu folds and Lakhov shows the  .
Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:22 PM Local Time

Alexander Lakhov raises  to 35,000 on the button, Josh Reichard calls out of the small blind and Sean Yu defends his big blind. The flop is     and action is checked around.

The   comes on the turn. Reichard leads out for 40,000. Yu raises to 120,000, Lakhov folds and so does Reichard.

Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:20 PM Local Time
Alexander Lakhov raises from the small blind and Josh Reichard folds his big blind.
Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:19 PM Local Time
Sean Yu raises from the small blind and Alexander Lakhov folds his big blind.
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Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:18 PM Local Time

Josh Reichard completes the small blind and Sean Yu checks his option int he big blind. The two check it all the way to the river as the board runs out      .

Reichard bets the river and Yu folds.

Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:16 PM Local Time

Sean Yu raises to 35,000 on the button and Alexander Lakhov calls out of the small blind. The flop is     and Lakhov checks. Yu bets 40,000 and Lakhov calls.

The turn is the   and Lakhov checks again. Yu bets 101,000 and Lakhov folds.

Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:14 PM Local Time
Josh Reichard raises on the button and wins the blinds and antes.
Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:14 PM Local Time

Alexander Lakhov raises to 30,000 on the button and Sean Yu three-bets to 105,000 out of the big blind. Lakhov calls and the flop is    .

Yu bets 75,000 and Lakhov calls. The turn is the   and both players check. The river is the   and Yu checks. Lakhov bets 175,000. Yu thinks for a a couple minutes and then calls.

Lakhov shows    and Yu wins the pot with   .

Sean Yu - 1,520,000 (95 bb)
Alexander Lakhov - 1,130,000 (71 bb)
Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:10 PM Local Time

Sean Yu raises to 35,000 on the button, Alexander Lakhov calls out of the small blind and Josh Reichard comes along from the big blind.

The flop is     and all three players check. The   comes on the turn and Lakhov leads out for 40,000. Reichard folds and Yu raises to 120,000. Lakhov calls and the river is the  .

Both players check and Lakhov shows   . Yu mucks his hand and Lakhov wins the pot with a straight.

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