Yong 'LuckySpewy1' Kwon Wins WSOP Online Bracelet, Hellmuth Fifth for First Summer Cash

Yong 'LuckySpewy1' Kwon Wins WSOP Online Bracelet, Hellmuth Fifth for First Summer Cash

"LuckySpewy1', better known as Yong Keun Kwon, has won the first of nine WSOP.com online events held in the 2019 World Series of Poker.

Kwon took down Event #7: $400 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em for $165,263. He defeated a field that held 1,965 players with 860 re-buys making for a total of 2,825 entries; one of the bigger online tournaments ever held for a WSOP bracelet.

Event #7: $400 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Results

1Yong "LuckySpewy1" KwonUnited States$165,263
2Gabor "MeatisMurder" SzaboUnited States$99,361
3Scott "merrick" EskenaziUnited States$73,021
4Frederic "LeakStain" RoetkerUnited States$53,494
5Phil "lumestackin" HellmuthUnited States$39,460
6Phillip "DjPhiLWiLL" RaetzUnited States$29,493
7Dan "MeatJustice" O'BrienUnited States$22,374
8Steve "FlatcallSPC" CicakUnited States$17,086
9Samuel "Roopert" UhlmannUnited States$13,199

Getting to a Final Table

A big story development during this tournament came about when 15-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth tweeted that he was playing in the online event under the name 'lumestackin.' Everyone paid close attention to the 15-time WSOP bracelet as he eyed his first cash of the summer and another WSOP gold bracelet.

Among familiar faces to make the money were Allen "Chainsaw" Kessler (253rd, $813.60), James "ImARocketMan" Obst (167th, $915.30), and Alex Foxen (74th, $1,728.90). Shannon "Aulophobia" Shorr went out in dramatic fashion as he raised to ninety-five percent of his stack with twelve players left, only to lose his connection after being put all-in. He wasn't able to reconnect and exited in twelfth place for $10,170.

Not much later, the final table was formed with Hellmuth in the middle of the pack:

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Frederic "LeakStain" RoetkerUnited States6,169,30431
2Dan "MeatJustice" O'BrienUnited States1,639,9788
3Gabor "MeatisMurder" SzaboUnited States3,197,46916
4Scott "merrick" EskenaziUnited States7,921,05740
5Yong "LuckySpewy1" KwonUnited States10,948,57255
6Phil "lumestackin" HellmuthUnited States4,645,59623
7Samuel "Roopert" UhlmannUnited States1,491,7507
8Steve "FlatcallSPC" CicakUnited States2,748,45814
9Phillip "DjPhiLWiLL" RaetzUnited States3,087,81615

Hellmuth eventually finished in fifth place, getting his money in with pocket threes against two overcards. His opponent, eventual champion Kwon, hit one of his overs with a ten and eliminated The Poker Brat.

From that point on, 'LuckySpewy1' had the game in complete control. He never looked back, eliminating the remaining players on his way to glory. 'LuckySpewy1' is the online pseudonym for New Jersey online poker player Yong Keun Kwon, and it was he who took the gold after going into the final table as chipleader.

The last hand of the night was caught after the flop when Gabor "MeatisMurder" Szabo went all-in with an open-ended against the flopped trips of Kwon. No help on the turn or river for Szabo and Kwon was declared victorious.

After 12 plus hours of action, 'LuckySpewy1' was crowned champion of Event #7 $400 WSOP.com No-Limit Hold'em and took home the grand prize of $165,263 out of the $1,017,000 a total prize pool.

Final hand of the tournament
Final hand of the tournament

Stay tuned to PokerNews all summer as we bring you live coverage of every event, whether it's inside the Rio or online at WSOP.com. The next event to watch LIVE on CBS All Access and PokerGO is the final table of the $50,000 High Roller. Tune in at 1 p.m. local time.

  • Kwon triumphed in the 2,825-entry field to walk away with his first bracelet and $165,263.

  • Phil Hellmuth's first cash of the summer came in the $400 Online event (5th, 39,460)

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