Monday July 8,2013 : LAST THREE 2013 WORLD SERIES OF POKER BRACELETS WON
Except of course for the big one – the main event.
The last three general event bracelets at the 2013 World Series of Poker have been claimed by Daniel Alaei, Loni Harwood and Brian Yoon prior to the Main Event, which will only be finally decided later this year.
The "mini" version of the One Drop charity fund-raiser, the $1,111 buy-in Little One for One Drop NLHE competition, saw Brian Yoon best a big field of 4,756 entrants to pick up the bracelet and $663,727 in first prize cash after he defeated Cuong Van Nguyen and sent him home with just $408,264 after a torrid heads up.
The large registration list necessitated a fourth day of play before a final table consisting of Van Nguyen and Yoon along with Roland Israelashvili, Justin Zaki, Nghi Tran, Joseph Morneau, Kevin O'Donnell, Alexander Case and Adriano Santa Ana formed, eventually shrinking to the man-on-man heads up.
This lasted a mere 11 hands as Yoon outplayed his rival to claim the honours.
The large entry field means that the One Drop charity will receive $527,916 in addition to the $553,278 donated from the Big One for One Drop, making a charitable contribution from this WSOP of over a million dollars…and that's not counting personal donations by generous players.