Yong ‘LuckySpewy1′ Kwon Wins WSOP Online Bracelet, Hellmuth Fifth for First Summer Cash
8 June 2019
PokerBrave (1135 articles)

“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

Position Player Country Prize
1 Yong “LuckySpewy1″ Kwon United States $165,263
2 Gabor “MeatisMurder” Szabo United States $99,361
3 Scott “merrick” Eskenazi United States $73,021
4 Frederic “LeakStain” Roetker United States $53,494
5 Phil “lumestackin” Hellmuth United States $39,460
6 Phillip “DjPhiLWiLL” Raetz United States $29,493
7 Dan “MeatJustice” O’Brien United States $22,374
8 Steve “FlatcallSPC” Cicak United States $17,086
9 Samuel “Roopert” Uhlmann United 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:

Seat Player Country Chip Count Big Blinds
1 Frederic “LeakStain” Roetker United States 6,169,304 31
2 Dan “MeatJustice” O’Brien United States 1,639,978 8
3 Gabor “MeatisMurder” Szabo United States 3,197,469 16
4 Scott “merrick” Eskenazi United States 7,921,057 40
5 Yong “LuckySpewy1″ Kwon United States 10,948,572 55
6 Phil “lumestackin” Hellmuth United States 4,645,596 23
7 Samuel “Roopert” Uhlmann United States 1,491,750 7
8 Steve “FlatcallSPC” Cicak United States 2,748,458 14
9 Phillip “DjPhiLWiLL” Raetz United States 3,087,816 15

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.