Ben Yu Wins Fourth Bracelet in Occasion #56: $10,000 6-Handed NLH Championship ($721,453)


On the third and remaining day of play, a brand new World Sequence of Poker champion was topped in Occasion #56: $10,000 6-Handed NLH Championship as Ben Yu defeated Nikita Kuznetsov in heads-up play for $721,453.

The occasion attracted 329 entries to create a prize pool of $3,067,925, with nearly all of that cash awarded to the remaining gamers right this moment. There have been 50 gamers who cashed in complete, with solely 19 gamers returning for Day 3’s bracelet hunt. When play concluded, solely Yu was in a position to carry dwelling the WSOP bracelet.

That is Yu’s second bracelet in No-Restrict Maintain’em, together with his different two coming in Restrict Maintain’em and 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw.

Different gamers who joined the four-time bracelet winners’ membership in 2021 embrace Adam Friedman, Anthony Zinno, Farzad Bonyadi and John Monnette.

Occasion 56: $10,000 6-Handed No-Restrict Maintain’em Championship Closing Desk Outcomes

Place Participant Nation Prize
1 Ben Yu United States $721,453
2 Nikita Kuznetsov Russia $445,892
3 Ariel Mantel Argentina $293,578
4 Mike Sowers United States $198,205
5 Steve Yea South Korea $137,303
6 Asi Moshe Israel $97,660

Winner’s Response

After bracelet wins in 2015, 2017 and 2018, Yu lastly bought his palms on bracelet quantity 4.

“Each time you win one among these it is fairly particular”

“Each time you win one among these it is fairly particular,” Yu stated after his victory “This one, specifically, was a reasonably powerful occasion… and a pretty big subject too. I don’t assume I’m in a position to course of this but.”

Alongside together with his 4 bracelets, Yu has completed on the rostrum in bracelet occasions on six events — together with three runner-up spots.

“I do assume we put an excessive amount of emphasis on profitable. The distinction between second and first place is only one coin flip basically. I feel we overvalue profitable versus different good finishes like second or fifth. The tough half is there’s nothing higher than once you win.

“There aren’t any regrets and all of the errors you made are washed away. You continue to made these errors and really feel dangerous about them however it form of doesn’t matter, you bought fortunate and so they simply bought erased. That’s form of how I really feel about profitable this stuff.”

On his eventual heads-up opponent Kuznetsov, Yu had some phrases of reward: “He was actually powerful really. I’ve performed with individuals who play in these occasions loads, however I don’t assume I’ve performed with him earlier than. We really performed yesterday on the bubble the place he had the chip lead.

“We have been simply bantering forwards and backwards really… and we really had quite a lot of enjoyable bantering yesterday and right this moment. He’s very powerful to play in opposition to for positive, he’s very aggressive… very powerful to guess what he’s doing in some spots.”

Heads Up

Motion of the Day

With nineteen gamers returning for the ultimate day, it took over an hour for the primary elimination to happen. Ultimately, Eli Ross hit the rail and the eliminations rapidly adopted. Pavel Plesuv, Sam Grafton, and JJ Liu have been just a few of the eliminations earlier than the final two tables have been set.

When eight gamers remained, Matt Berkey and Boris Kolev each busted nearly concurrently and the remaining six gamers converged on one remaining desk.

With the ultimate desk set, all six gamers had considerably related stacks and loads of chips to play with. At this level, Yu was the shortest stack however nonetheless held practically 50 huge blinds. Asi Moshe was the primary to go after his opponent rivered a flush regardless of him getting his chips within the center with the most effective hand.

Steve Yea was gone not too lengthy after when his kings couldn’t maintain, with 4 gamers remaining on the dinner break. When play resumed it was Mike Sowers who hit the rail subsequent after he bought his brief stack in in opposition to Yu, solely to come back out second finest.

The three remaining gamers had pretty related stacks and battled for over an hour whereas Yu began to turn out to be a transparent frontrunner. Ultimately, Ariel Mantel headed to the payout desk after he referred to as off his stack with jacks in opposition to the king-seven of Yu, and a king got here on the flop to the delight of each Yu and Kuznetsov.

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Heads-Up Play

Nikita Kuznetsov

Heads-up play started with Yu having a big lead over Kuznetsov, and Kuznetsov rapidly bought his chips in in opposition to Yu when each gamers held pocket pairs. Yu’s jacks have been a transparent favourite over Kuznetsov’s deuces, and though the Russian and his rail tried to spark some magic for a doable comeback, the board ran out blanks. Yu fist-pumped a number of occasions and even jumped up and down a bit whereas celebrating and laughing on the identical time, as he was formally the winner of the match, and the proprietor of his fourth WSOP bracelet.

“I’m going to complete the World Sequence and I’ll nonetheless most likely play quite a lot of the foremost occasions which are right here however I positively need to take a little bit step again and simply do different life stuff”

As for what the long run holds for Yu, “I’ve been feeling a little bit bit burned out by poker. I didn’t actually play a lot poker throughout the pandemic, I solely performed the net occasion that the World Sequence had, and I actually loved that break. I spotted it’s been like ten years and I had by no means taken an actual break, perhaps I’d take a month off.”

“While you win clearly every thing feels nice and also you’re joyful and everybody who has a chunk and your pals are all actually joyful for you and it’s very easy to rejoice. I’m going to complete the World Sequence and I’ll nonetheless most likely play quite a lot of the foremost occasions which are right here however I positively need to take a little bit step again and simply do different life stuff. Not really feel like I’ve to play occasions over going to see my buddies or going to weddings and stuff like that.”

“I spotted that I really like music greater than something. I’ve been going to bounce class. I really like going to music festivals. Throughout covid, I discovered to play digital keyboard and I simply need to do extra of that and I’ll most likely play rather less poker after the World Sequence ends.”

Ben Yu

For now although, he’ll nonetheless be displaying as much as the WSOP and be on the lookout for perhaps even one more bracelet, saying “I’m going to be enjoying each match just about for the remainder of this sequence. I’m simply going to maintain enjoying, firing the remainder of these 4 weeks. It positively makes it really feel like a breeze, prefer it simply looks like I’m freerolling.”

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