Ben Yu topped a field of 80 players in $10,000 Deuce-to-Seven Lowball Event, which took place in Nevada, scooping a big cash prize of $232,738 and adding a second gold bracelet to his poker trophies.
One of the latest WSOP events, which announced its winner is $10,000 Deuce-to-Seven Lowball Championship, which welcomed 80 players to compete for the guaranteed prize pool, estimated to be $782,000 and the title.
The poker player conquered his previous gold bracelet in 2015, when he participated in the $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship. This year seems to be also successful for Yu, who managed to wave the flag of victory, surviving a field of 80 players and a final table of pros.
The official final table was entered by 6 players, who are well-known from previous poker tournaments. In an interview, Yu admitted that the final battle was really tough, thus this is one of his greatest victories.
The players, who made it to the finals were Mike Matusow, who was the first to leave the final table, raking $35,532. His steps were followed by Shawn Buchanan, who added $48,854 to his bankroll. The fourth place was “booked” for Michael Watson, who scooped $68,601. Nick Schulman managed to climb the ladder to enter the list of the first three, bringing back home $98,337.
The heads-up field welcomed the two finalists Shaun Deeb and Ben Yu. Deeb is reported to have 2 gold bracelets in his collection and $3.2 million from past live tournament earnings. Nevertheless, it was Yu who dominated in the heads-up battle, holding 3 times bigger stack of chips.
Even though Deeb managed to win the first bet on the heads-up table, he appeared to be unable to “come back” in the game and he retreated from the “battlefield” very fast. In fact, the final decisive hand took place after 40 minutes of play, when Deeb raised and Yu called the bet. After the second draw, Yu provoked Deeb to pile all of his chips in the center of the table.
The game continued with the agreement between the two players to stand pat on the final draw. Deeb turned [8x][7x][6x][4x][2x], which was just a near squeak from the winning Yu’s hand of [8x][7x][5x][4x][2x]. Deeb finished as the runner-up and added to his poker earnings $143,842 for his efforts on the poker table.
The three-handed table welcomed experienced players, but the cards allotted the first prize to Ben Yu, who left the event with $232,738 in cash. This gave a strong push to the player’s career, who is said to have raked $1.08 million from WSOP events.