The $5,000 buy-in event #35: No-Limit Hold'em Eight Handed drew a field of 550 runners when it kicked off 4 days ago. The 8 players that reached the final table had a combined 21 WSOP final tables and three gold bracelets. After several hours of battle and a heads-up match that only lasted 19 hands, Brian Yoon stood tall as the winner and received his second bracelet.
Yoon is probably best known for his win of the Little One for One Drop event last year. That time he defeated 4,756 players to win more than $660,000. This time he received $663,341 by defeating a much smaller but extremly though field of 550 players. Here are some of the players that made it deep in this tournament and Yoon had to overcome: Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi (44th), 2010 Main Event Champ Jonathan Duhamel (37th) bracelet winner Nick Schulman (26th) and 2012 Big One for One Drop runner-up Sam Trickett (11th).
Final table results:
1st: Brian Yoon - ($633,341)
2nd: Josh Arieh - ($391,575)
3rd: Josh Berman - ($246,169)
4th: Ardit Kurshumi - ($176,684)
5th: Mustapha Kanit - ($128,862)
6th: Dan Smith - ($95,515)
7th: Timo Pfutzenreuter - ($71,940)
8th: Tony Cousineau - ($55,034)