The race for gold bracelets is on and Yong Kwon has drawn first blood in online bracelet events.

Under the moniker “LuckySpewy1”, Kwon has won the first of nine WSOP online events, $400 ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em. He managed to outlast 1,965 players to win a shiny WSOP gold bracelet and $165,263.

It took Kwon Kwon 12 hours to navigate through the pool of online players to win the biggest share of the $1,017,000 prize pool. The event’s prize structure accommodated 333 players only.

Steven Watson “Resilient85” was eliminated in 333rd place to win $813.60. Also, Brandon Wittmeyer “ThaGoodPlaya” failed to add to his WSOP bracelet collection. Allen Kessler “chainsaw” finished 253rd for $813.60.

In addition, James Obst “ImARocketMan” was forced to settle for less after being eliminated in the 167th place for $915.30. Also, Alex Foxen, one of the most prolific players in recent years, was eliminated in 74th place to take home $1,728.90. Shannon Shorr finished 12th for $10,170.


Yong Kwon wins the final table

The final table consisted of 8 players. Samuel Uhlmann “Roopert” missed the final table narrowly after being eliminated in the 9th place. His pockets eights were no match for Kwon’s pocket jacks. He was rewarded with $12,119 for his efforts.

Steve Cicak was eliminated in the eighth place for $17,086. He was quickly followed by Dan O’Brien after his luck ran out against Frederic Roetker’s ace-high. He won $22,375. In addition, Phillip Raetz was eliminated in the 6th place by Kwon.

Phil Hellmuth under the moniker “lumestackin” failed to add to his record-breaking collection of WSOP bracelets. He was eliminated in fifth place. Interestingly, with 32 players remaining, Hellmuth had the cheap lead, but it was slowly eroded as the play progressed. He was eliminated by Kwon later on. Even though he didn’t win a bracelet, a top-five finish in an online event is still a remarkable achievement. He won $39,460.

Roetker’s attempt to double up through Kwon fell through and he was eliminated in fourth place for $53,494. A while later, Scott Eskanazi was also eliminated by Kwon for $73,021.

The heads-up play did not last long and Szabo’s dreams to land a WSOP bracelet were dashed by Yong Kwon. Gabor Szabo won $99,361 while Yong Keun Kwon won $165,263.

Here is a look at the final table payouts.

1) Yong “LuckySpewy1” Kwon ($165,263)
2) Gabor “MeatisMurder” Szabo ($99,361)
3) Scott “merrick” Eskenazi ($73,021)
4) Frederic “LeakStain” Roetker ($53,494)
5) Phil “lumestackin” Hellmuth ($39,460)
6) Phillip “DjPhiLWiLL” Raetz ($29,493)
7) Dan “MeatJustice” O’Brien ($22,374)
8) Steve “FlatcallSPC” Cicak ($17,086)
9) Samuel “Roopert” Uhlmann ($13,199)



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