Brian Yoon Wins Fourth Bracelet in Event #57: $10,000 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship ($839,350)
After three days of lowball action at the 2021 World Series of Poker, Brian Yoon defeated Danny Wong in heads-up play to win Event #57: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. The field of 90 runners generated an $839,350 prize pool that paid Yoon $240,341 for first place.
Yoon won his fourth WSOP gold bracelet and joins a list of four-time winners that includes Huck Seed, John Monnette, Michael Gathy, Robert Mizrachi, and Eli Elezra. This is his first bracelet in a mixed event after winning the first three in no-limit hold’em.
Wil Wilkinson finished in third after a three-handed battle that lasted nearly seven hours. Don Nguyen, Joao Vieira, Brandon Shack-Harris, and Jordan Siegel rounded out an experienced final table that fought their way through one of the toughest mixed game fields at the WSOP.
Other players finishing among the 14 players to make it into the money include Mike Matusow, Dan Smith, Nathan Gamble, Shaun Deeb, Michael Trivett, and Dan Zack.
Final Table Results
|1||Brian Yoon||United States||$240,341|
|2||Danny Wong||United States||$148,341|
|3||Wil Wilkinson||United States||$104,381|
|4||Don Nguyen||United States||$74,939|
|6||Brandon Shack-Harris||United States||$54,217|
|7||Jordan Siegel||United States||$31,290|
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“This is awesome because I would say that right now deuce-to-seven is my favorite game,” Yoon said about his first mixed game bracelet. “I’ve been working on this game for several years. I studied and I learned the game. I learned a lot of advanced stuff about this game and it’s great to get to use it.”
Yoon’s attraction to mixed games is based on finding less satisfaction in no-limit hold'em, a relatable feeling for the growing group of poker players and fans that have found their way to new variations in recent years.
“I’m not really enjoying no-limit as much as I used to, so I started playing other stuff. Draw variations were among the first games that I started playing.”
Yoon enjoys the relaxed atmosphere of mixed games just as much as winning at them.
“The vibes are different. Obviously, if you have someone like Crazy Mike (Thorpe) around, it’s going to be different. Even if he wasn’t there it’s a lot more chill.”
The relaxed pace and style of play also provide a different set of challenges that tend to create a more laid-back atmosphere.
“You’re restricted on betting and you can only bet so much, you can’t really give off too much information. Especially in this kind of game, they’re going to see how much you’re drawing so it doesn’t necessarily matter how much info you give off.
No-limit is super serious and people are more worried about giving away information. No-limit is a more complex game, there’s no doubt about that.”
Yoon is now a four-time champion, joining a long list of some of the best poker players in the world, but he’s not sweating his legacy.
“It feels good to tack on another one, but I don’t think about my legacy. I am not trying to grind out poker for the next 40 years. I’ll be around and playing in the Main Event for a while, but I’m not bracelet hunting or trying to catch Phil Hellmuth’s record. It just feels good to get into elite company.”
Final Table Action
Day 3 began with the eight players that survived Day 2, but Thorpe made a quick exit when Vieira made a seven-six to beat his eight-six and knock him out of the tournament in eighth place. The remaining seven players moved over to the featured table in the Amazon room for final table play.
Soon after arriving on the side stage, Siegel hit the rail in seventh after Wong’s seven-six beat his ace-low. A short time later, Shack-Harris was headed for the payout window after his rough-nine lost to Wong’s rough-eight. Vieira was next to go in fifth place after Yoon’s eight-seven beat his nine-eight. The first four players were gone in just under 90 minutes.
With Vieira gone, the remaining four players were without a distinguished short stack and play began to stretch out.
Nguyen was next to go in fourth, finishing off a great three-day run that saw him build a stack early and stay consistently at the top of the leaderboard for most of the tournament. Nguyen was sent to the rail after Yoon forced a fold that left him with his last big bet. Wilkinson stepped in and finished the job on the next hand with a ten-nine as a live drawing Nguyen peeled a king on his last draw.
Three-handed play was a test of endurance and the lead changed several times without an elimination for nearly seven hours. After making his way from the short stack to the lead, and then back to the short stack, Wilkinson made a pair of sevens against Wong’s nine-eight and was knocked out of the tournament in third place.
Heads-up play was fast-paced and Yoon extended his lead early to put the pressure on Wong. It didn’t take long before the newly minted four-time champion put Wong near elimination. The big moment came when Wong drew to a seven-six and Yoon’s ten-eight held as Wong peeled a king to end the bid for his first WSOP gold bracelet.
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In this Series
- 1 Caesars Palace Dealer Jimmy Barnett Crowned Casino Employees Champion
- 2 Jesse Klein Tilts Hellmuth on Way to 2021 WSOP $25K H.O.R.S.E. Win for $552,182
- 3 Jeremy Ausmus Wins First Gold Bracelet of the 2021 World Series of Poker
- 4 Long Ma Tops Near 13,000-Player Field to Win The Reunion and First WSOP Bracelet
- 5 Connor Drinan Wins Second Bracelet in Event #5: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
- 6 Tyler Cornell Gets Signature Victory in 2021 WSOP Event #6: $25,000 High Roller ($833,289)
- 7 Jaswinder "Jesse" Lally Wins 2021 WSOP Event #7: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed ($97,915)
- 8 Aces in the Final Hand as Zhi Wu Wins Event #8: $600 Deepstack ($281,604)
- 9 Ari Engel Wins Second WSOP Bracelet in $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 Championship; Hellmuth Fifth
- 10 Michael Perrone Wins 2021 WSOP Event #10: $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em ($152,173)
- 11 Jason Koon Wins Maiden WSOP Bracelet in Event #11: $25K Heads-Up Championship ($243,981)
- 12 Yuval Bronshtein Wins Second WSOP Bracelet in Event #12: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
- 13 Harvey Mathews Wins Event #13: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em ($371,914)
- 14 Lebron Captures Gold; Wins 2021 WSOP Event #14: $1,500 7-Card Stud
- 15 Bradley Jansen Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em ($313,403)
- 16 John Monnette Wins Fourth WSOP Bracelet in Event #16: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship ($245,680)
- 17 Vladimir Peck Wins 2021 WSOP Event #18: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball ($134,390)
- 18 DJ Alexander Captures 1st WSOP Bracelet in Event #20: GGPoker Flip & Go ($180,665)
- 19 Phil Hellmuth Denied 16th Bracelet as Anthony Zinno Wins His 3rd in the $10K Stud Championship
- 20 Dylan Linde Wins His First WSOP Bracelet in Event #21: $1,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo ($170,269)
- 21 Michael Prendergast Wins Maiden Bracelet in Event #24: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack ($127,428)
- 22 Ryan Leng Wins Event #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed for $137,969
- 23 Daniel Lazrus Wins 2021 WSOP Millionaire Maker for 2nd Bracelet ($1,000,000)
- 24 Lara Eisenberg wins 2021 World Series of Poker Ladies NLHE Championship
- 25 Czech Pro Dalibor Dula Becomes First European Bracelet Winner at the 2021 WSOP
- 26 Anthony Zinno Wins Fourth Gold Bracelet in Event #27 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
- 27 Scott Ball Celebrates First WSOP Bracelet in Event #25: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
- 28 Dylan Weisman Wins WSOP Event #28: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha for First Bracelet ($166,461)
- 29 Chance Kornuth Wins Third WSOP Bracelet in Event #29: $10,000 Short Deck ($194,670)
- 30 Phil Hellmuth Wins Record 16th World Series of Poker (WSOP) Gold Bracelet
- 31 Jim Collopy Wins 2021 WSOP Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. for Second Gold Bracelet ($172,823)
- 32 Michael Noori Captures First WSOP Bracelet and $610,437 in the Monster Stack
- 33 Ran Koller Wins WSOP Event #33: $800 Eight-Handed No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack ($269,478)
- 34 David "Bakes" Baker Wins Third WSOP Title in Event #34: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
- 35 Anthony Koutsos Wins First WSOP Bracelet In Event #35: $500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em ($167,272)
- 36 Adam Friedman Defeats Phil Hellmuth to Win WSOP $10k Dealer's Choice for Third Straight Year
- 37 Karolis Sereika Wins First WSOP Bracelet in Event #37: $1,500 Super Turbo ($195,310)
- 38 Michael Addamo Wins Third WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event #38: $50K High Roller ($1,132,968)
- 39 Josh Arieh Wins Third Bracelet in Event #39: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha ($204,766)
- 40 Kevin Gerhart Wins Third Career Bracelet in Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
- 41 Bradley Ruben Dazzles in the $1,500 Razz; Wins Third WSOP Bracelet
- 42 "Hobby Player" Carlos Chang Wins First Bracelet in $2,500 NLHE Freezeout
- 43 Ryan Hansen Wins First WSOP Bracelet in Event #44: $3,000 6-Handed Limit Hold'em ($109,692)
- 44 Chad Norton Wins A Bracelet in His First-Ever WSOP Event!
- 45 Kazuki 'hyahhoo3' Ikeuchi Wins WSOP Online Event #5: $1,000 NLH ($152,797)
- 46 France's Alexandre Reard Wins 2021 WSOP Event #47: $5,000 Freezeout NLH ($428,694)
- 47 Tommy Le Wins WSOP $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship For Second Time
- 48 Brian Rast Wins Fifth Bracelet; Sets Sights on Poker Hall of Fame
- 49 Premonition Becomes Reality as Darrin Wright Wins First WSOP Bracelet
- 50 Dreams to Win a WSOP Bracelet Come True for Anthony Denove in the $1K Double Stack
- 51 Farzad Bonyadi Wins Fourth Bracelet in $10K 2-7 NL Single Draw, Ends Sixteen-Year Drought
- 52 Poker Philanthropist Gershon Distenfeld Wins WSOP Bracelet, Pledges All Winnings to Charity ($204K)
- 53 Nicholas Julia Wins Event #54: $2,500 Nine-Game Mix 6-Handed ($168,608)
- 54 Shaun Deeb Wins 5th Bracelet in WSOP Event #53: $25,000 PLO ($1,251,860)
- 55 Robert McMillan Wins 2021 WSOP Event #52: $1,000 Seniors Championship ($561,060)
- 56 Ben Yu Wins Fourth Bracelet in Event #56: $10,000 6-Handed NLH Championship ($721,453)
- 57 Anatolii Zyrin Defeats Massive Field in Colossus to Claim Second WSOP Bracelet ($314,705)
- 58 Brian Yoon Wins Fourth Bracelet in Event #57: $10,000 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship ($839,350)
- 59 John 'Relevancy' Ripnick Wins WSOP Online Bracelet Event #6: $666 NLH ($114,898)
- 60 Team Ruter Crowned Event #59: $1,000 Tag Team Champions ($113,366)
- 61 Jean-Luc Adam Wins First Bracelet and $255,623 in Event #58: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em
- 62 Kevin Gerhart Earns Fourth WSOP Bracelet in Event #62: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better ($186,789)
- 63 From Online Crusher to WSOP Gold: Eelis Parssinen Wins Event #64: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha
- 64 Cole Ferraro Comes From Behind to Win WSOP Event #61: $600 Deepstack Championship ($252,491)
- 65 Eric Zhang Wins 2021 WSOP Event #63: $500 Salute to Warriors ($102,465)
- 66 Jermaine Reid Reschedules Flight Before Winning WSOP Event #69: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better ($113,459)
- 67 Mourad Amokrane Dominates the Final Table On His Way to Winning Event #71: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha
- 68 Scott Ball Wins Second WSOP Bracelet in Event #68 $1,111 Little One for One Drop
- 69 Motoyoshi Okamura Wins Event #72: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha for $209,716
- 70 David Moses Wins Maiden Bracelet in 2021 WSOP Event #70: $888 Crazy Eights ($888,888)
- 71 Romain Lewis Captures 1st Bracelet in 2021 WSOP Event #76: $10K Super Turbo Bounty
- 72 Brian Hastings Becomes 29th Player in WSOP History to Claim Five Gold Bracelets
- 73 Denis Strebkov Wins His Second WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event #74: $2,500 Big Bet Mix
- 74 Koray Aldemir Wins 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event for $8,000,000
- 75 Chad Himmelspach Comes Back From a Single Blind to Win WSOP Event #75: $1,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em ($270,877)
- 76 Paulo Joanello Makes Dream Come True After Winning First WSOP Bracelet in Event #77 $1,500 Fifty Stack ($321,917)
- 77 Adrian Mateos Wins $250K Super High Roller for Fourth WSOP Gold Bracelet ($3,265,262)
- 78 Ausmus Denies Hellmuth and Negreanu; Wins Third WSOP Bracelet in $50K PLO High Roller ($1,188,918)
- 79 Mikita Badziakouski Claims First Gold Bracelet in Event #85: $50,000 High Roller ($1,462,043)
- 80 Leo Margets Wins First Bracelet and $376,850 in Event #83: $1,500 The Closer
- 81 Michael McCauley Wins Event #86: $1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold'em ($161,384)
- 82 Daniel "SilasSilver" Turner Wins WSOP.com $1,000 Mini Main Event ($142,663)