Ben Yu

Ben Yu
Nationality: United States
Last seen on: 2022 Wynn Millions

Biography

Ben Yu is an American poker player and four-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner.

Poker Achievements

Yu first cashed at the WSOP in 2008, but would have to wait until 2015 before winning his first bracelet in Event #50: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship for $291,456. This result established him as one of the best Limit Hold'em players around.

That year he also final-tabled the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic, finishing third for $607,433

A second bracelet followed two years later in a star-studded Event #34: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship. The final table featured Shaun Deeb, Nick Schulman and Mike Matusow to name a few, but Yu came out on top to win $232,738.

In 2018, Yu fell just short of winning the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller as Deeb got his revenge. Yu would have to settle for second place and $866,924 in prize money. During the 2018 WSOP, Yu achieved second, third and fourth-place finishes before finally grabbing a win in the $50,000 High Roller for $1,650,773.

A fourth bracelet came in 2021 in Event #56: $10,000 6-Handed NLH Championship and $721,453 in prize money, with Yu racking up over $5.4 million in cashes at the WSOP alone.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2022 Wynn Millions
$10,000 Main Event [$10,000,000 GTD]
80th $31,323
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #88: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
10th $30,286
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship
327th $33,900
2021 World Series of Poker
WSOP.com (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $7,777 Lucky 7’s No Limit Hold’em High Roller [1x Re-entry]
24th $13,574
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #66: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
14th $22,513
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #56: $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship
1st $721,453
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #53: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller
29th $40,966
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #25: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
20th $21,838
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #18: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball
33rd $4,481
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
106th $3,153
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #13: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
82nd $5,294
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
20th $16,000
2021 World Series of Poker
WSOP.com (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $5,300 NL Hold’em Freezeout
24th $7,410
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E.
7th $75,260
2021 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #28: $3,200 NLH High Roller Championship
16th $7,573
2021 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #26: $500 NLH The Big 500 Encore
154th $755
2021 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #24: $400 NLH Monster Stack
170th $593
2021 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #21: $600 PLO 6-Handed
4th $28,656
2021 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #14: $500 No-Limit Hold'em
91st $886
2021 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #6: $2,000 NLH Deepstack
3rd $73,958
2021 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #5: $1,000 NLH 8-Max
16th $4,606
2021 US Poker Open
Event #7: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em
14th $19,800
2021 US Poker Open
Event #2: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
9th $26,000
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #31: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship
328th $1,616
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #28: $1,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 6-Max
20th $3,691
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #26: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Grande Finale
46th $2,927
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #25: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Summer Saver
260th $873
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #22: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack
196th $711
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #20: $500 PLO 6-Handed
119th $870
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #17: $777 No-Limit Hold'em
27th $5,127
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #16: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo
166th $825
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #11: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack 6-Handed
111th $1,065
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #10: $600 No-Limit Hold'em MonsterStack
246th $1,007
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max
89th $2,046
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #8: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout
29th $2,861
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #7: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Knockout Deepstack
34th $2,403
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #4: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo
167th $743
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #2: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed Deepstack
77th $2,008
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #71: $500 SALUTE TO WARRIORS No-Limit Hold'em
42nd $2,523
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #64: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em
953rd $1,729
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #60: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
110th $2,455
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
33rd $10,109
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #28: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
320th $1,612
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #19: Millionaire Maker - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
658th $3,386
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #15: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship
2nd $115,174
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #10: $1,500 Dealers Choice
50th $2,383
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
7th $27,530
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty
14th $15,408
2019 US Poker Open
USPO #7 - $25,000 NLH
3rd $210,000
2019 US Poker Open
USPO #4 - $10,000 Short Deck
5th $33,600
2019 US Poker Open
USPO #2 - $10,000 PLO
9th $19,200
2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$10,300 PCA Main Event
57th $24,760
2018 Caribbean Poker Party
$25,500 MILLIONS World
35th $60,000
2018 Poker Masters
Event #5: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em
2nd $330,000
2018 Poker Masters
Event #3: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
3rd $148,000
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #65: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
150th $57,010
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #76: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
53rd $4,462
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #77: $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller
1st $1,650,773
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #73: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels)
4th $63,327
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #11: $365 PLO GIANT Pot-Limit Omaha
401st $580
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #54: Big Blind Antes $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
149th $4,513
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #42: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed High Roller
2nd $866,924
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #38: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
3rd $99,340
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #31: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
45th $2,250
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #23: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship
15th $14,691
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
76th $7,435
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #22: $1,500 Eight Game Mix
22nd $4,844
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #19: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha
322nd $835
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #12: $1,500 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed
29th $3,503
2018 US Poker Open
USPO #05 – $10,000 No Limit Hold'em
7th $33,500
2018 US Poker Open
USPO #02 – $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha
10th $19,200
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #74: The Little One for One Drop - $1,000 +111 No-Limit Hold'em
130th $3,454
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #19: THE GIANT - $365 No-Limit Hold'em
1212th $595
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
43rd $8,970
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #60: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed
9th $67,126
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #46: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
115th $2,249
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #42: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship
40th $16,580
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #38: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship
4th $97,904
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #34: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship
1st $232,738
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
1104th $2,249
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #17: $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship
9th $24,546
2015 World Series of Poker
Event #50: $10,000 Six-Max Limit Hold'em Championship
1st $291,456
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #65: $10,000 Main Event
611th $20,228
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #61: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Championship
4th $75,227
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #48: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low
95th $2,755
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #44: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
183rd $2,919
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
61st $3,039
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #22: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
20th $18,254
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #16: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
20th $4,082
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #7: $1,500 Seven-Card Razz
21st $3,659
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #60: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
73rd $5,797
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #37: $5,000 Limit Hold'em
7th $31,264
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #22: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
53rd $5,091
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #2: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Eight Handed)
23rd $15,824
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 15: $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better
14th $14,009
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
293rd $2,347
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #51: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better
49th $4,955
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #47: $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better
22nd $7,452
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #41: $1,500 Limit Hold’em Shootout
49th $4,118
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #23: $2,500 Eight-Game Mix
13th $12,148
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #8: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
247th $2,444
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #3: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8 or Better
39th $5,744
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #53: $1,500 Limit Hold’em Shootout
2nd $114,484
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #48: $2,500 Mixed Event
34th $5,376
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #31: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
59th $3,382
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 53 - $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout
69th $5,055

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