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WSOP 2023: Brian Yoon Joins Five-Timers Club Quietly with $10000 Stud Win

Brian Yoon Joins Five-Timers Club Quietly with $10K Stud Win

Brian Yoon, an accomplished poker pro from South Korea, captured two non-Hold’em bracelets and the $10K championship event of the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) on Wednesday – making him part of an elite five-timers club which includes players such as Jeremy Ausmus, Shaun Deeb, Michael Mizrachi, and Jason Mercier.

WSOP 2023 Brian Yoon  with $10000 Stud Win

Yoon’s Journey to Success

Yoon first gained attention in 2011 as he placed 58th at the World Series of Poker Main Event and received a cash prize of $130,997. Following graduation from UCLA in 2012 and moving back home for good in 2013, he won his first major tournament – The $1111 Little One for One Drop at 2013 World Series of Poker which earned $663,727; then in 2014 won another WSOP bracelet in a $5,000 No Limit Hold’em event to claim another $663,727 prize; before finishing third at WPT Championship at Borgata 2015.

After years of success in poker, Yoon continued to excel, reaching top-60 finishes at the World Series of Poker Main Event and taking home three bracelets – two from Monster Stack in 2017 and another for winning $10,000 2-7 Triple Draw Championship later that same year. He later switched focus and won mixed games tournaments such as winning $10,000 2-7 Triple Draw championship 2021.

Yoon made history at this tournament by winning his inaugural Seven Card Stud cash event: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship and becoming its winner! Yoon now owns five bracelets; just one more win will put him inside of the top ten all-time players list!

Yoon’s Quiet Approach to Poker

Yoon was widely respected throughout his 30s for his modest approach to poker. This may have contributed to his quiet five WSOP wins despite an array of accomplishments in that decade; during a post-tournament interview after one such tournament win he stated, ‘Honestly I don’t try for bracelet hunting or anything similar; rather just out here playing tournaments because it brings enjoyment!’

Yoon was faced with major opposition during the Seven Card Stud Championship final table, including Ben Yu and Maxx Coleman who battled fiercely to claim his fifth career WSOP bracelet; Yoon managed to slow Coleman repeatedly by cooling him with patience; Dan Shak was another notable competitor but Yoon eventually prevailed as champion.

Yoon’s victory at this event immediately thrust him into contention for Player of the Year consideration at WSOP, but he remains committed to following through with his pre-WSOP plans by playing only those tournaments that interest him.

Brian Yoon’s incredible journey to become five-time World Series of Poker Championship (WSOP) champion stands as proof of his abilities as an professional poker player. His relaxed approach and focus on participating in tournaments he enjoys have no doubt played an essential role in his success; while Yoon’s success at Seven Card Stud Championship reminds us all of its versatility as a game.

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