Even with massive fields, several experienced and seasoned players have risen to the top and added more World Series of Poker bracelets to their collections. That includes Brian Yoon and Nick Schulman, who won their fifth and fourth WSOP bracelets this week, both in Seven Card Stud events.
Brian Yoon scored his fifth bracelet in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship on Monday. He added $311,433 to his nearly $5 million in poker tournament winning’s pile (according to The Hendon Mob) after completing broadway against his heads-up opponent, Dan Shak, who has yet to win his first bracelet.
The event attracted 111 who pushed the prize pool over the $1 million mark by $32,300. The top 20 won at least $16,378, and included four-time bracelet winner Jeff Madsen (19th for $16,378), two-time winner Vasili Lazarou (16th for $17,913), four-time bracket winner Julien Martini (14th for $20,472), three-time winner David Baker (11th for $24,445), and Alex Livingston, who has one (10th for $24,445).
Number four came in the 2021 $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship for $240,341. He has more than $3.4 million in 63 WSOP cashes.
“Honestly, I don’t try to bracelet hunt or anything like that, I’m just trying to play the tournaments and enjoy playing the games. It feels great, obviously, to be the thirty-third (player) to get number five, so I’ll take it and see what happens in the future,” he told the WSOP.
This is Shak’s second final table of 2023. He finished seventh in the $1,000 Mystery Millions event for $154,940. This is his second runner-up finish at the WSOP for the poker junkie accused of manipulating the gold and silver futures market.
Nick Schulman bags fourth
Nick Schulman pushed his live tournament poker tally towards the $16 million mark with his fourth win at the WSOP. Schulman came out on top of a field of 360 in the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event on Monday, winning $110,800.
Schulman’s first two bracelets came in the $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championships in 2009 and 2012 ($279,742 and $294,321), with a runner-up finish in the same event in 2015. His third came in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship in 2019. This year’s bracelet win was Schulman’s 99th WSOP cash since 2005.
Schulman exploded into the poker world in 2005 when he won his first World Poker Tour title for $2.1 million at the age of 21. Since then, he’s taken down his share of big buy-in events and has been a fixture at final tables around the world, both live and online.
He has more than $5 million in cashes at the WSOP alone.
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