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Justin Young

Justin Young
GPI rank: 1011
WPT Wins: 1
Total Live Earnings: $5,905,751
Nationality:
United States United States
Last Seen in: 2022 World Series of Poker
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Biography

Justin Young is a professional poker player originally from North Carolina who has amassed $5.9 million in live earnings. Formerly a mechanical engineer, Young is best known for winning the 2016 World Poker Tour (WPT) Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown $3,500 buy-in Main Event for $669,161.

Poker Achievements

In 2004, Young took down the first live tournament he ever cashed in, a $1,000 weekly tournament a the Bellagio, which earned him a score of $45,396. Four years later, Young earned his biggest live score to date with a runner-up finish in the 2008 $15,000 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic, which earned him $936,760.

Young's greatest results have been on the WPT trail, where he has had 18 cashes, three final table appearances and one title to collect $2.4 million in WPT earnings. His best performance was in the 2016 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Main Event, which he took down for his second biggest career score of $669,161.

Young has also had success at the World Series of Poker (WSOP), having earned $550,748 across 77 cashes. Young earned his first and only Circuit ring in 2012 in a $365 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha event at WSOPC Caesars Palace to win $11,506.

While Young has yet to take home a coveted WSOP bracelet, he came close when he finished fifth a $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em event at the 2018 WSOP for $46,221.

At the 2022 WSOP, Young was the Day 1 chip leader in Event #2: $100,000 High Roller Bounty but ultimately failed to cash in the event.

The accomplished poker pro with $5.9 million in live earnings now spends most of his time on the high roller circuit. At the 2022 US Poker Open, Young took down a $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Event for $200,200, while he finished fourth in the $25,000 PGT Heads-Up Championship less than a month later for $100,000.

Justin Young's Top Five Cashes

 DATEBUY-INTOURNAMENTPLACEPRIZE (IN USD)
 December 2008$15,000WPT No Limit Hold'em - Doyle Brunson Classic2nd$936,760
 April 2016$3,500No Limit Hold'em - WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship #181st$669,161
 October 2011$5,000Festa Al Lago No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event1st$374,590
 May 2011$25,000No Limit Hold'em - WPT Championship6th$225,654
 March 2022$10,000Pot Limit Omaha - US Poker Open #21st$200,200

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2022 World Series of Poker
[Online] $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Bracelet Championship
28 $5,712
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #33: $3,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
72 $7,219
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #8: $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed
15 $65,511
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #88: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
29 $14,366
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship
859 $15,000
2021 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #19: $888 PLO Crazy Eights - 8-Handed
10 $4,583
2021 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #12: $500 NLH Turbo Deepstack
31 $1,942
MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event ($2M GTD)
MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event ($2M GTD)
109 $4,872
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #22: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack
161 $853
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #19: $400 No-Limit Hold'em
30 $3,482
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #12: $500 The BIG 500 No-Limit Hold'em
257 $983
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #8: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout
171 $798
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #6: $600 PLO8 6-Handed
33 $2,069
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em
105 $979
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #2: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed Deepstack
91 $1,659
2020 World Series of Poker Circuit Rio Las Vegas
$2,200 High Roller
11 $5,941
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #84: The Closer - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
175 $3,500
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #79: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
99 $4,506
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #44: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty
166 $1,741
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #42: $600 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em / Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack
338 $875
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #19: Millionaire Maker - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
102 $8,893
2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$1,100 PCA National
54 $2,700
2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$25,000 PokerStars NL Hold'em Players Championship
126 $35,000
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #75: $1,500 The Closer No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels) - $1 Million Guarantee
424 $2,315
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #73: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels)
5 $46,221
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #67: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty
68 $1,862
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty
122 $2,039
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #43: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
132 $3,942
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #47: $565 WSOP.com ONLINE Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed
27 $3,689
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
436 $4,038
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #26: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
104 $1,564
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
115 $2,835
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #7: $565 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em
1399 $920
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #13: $1,500 Big Blind Antes No-Limit Hold'em
22 $9,350
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #12: $1,500 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed
40 $2,657
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #2: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em
13 $17,458
2018 US Poker Open
USPO #01 – $10,000 No Limit Hold'em
4 $68,000
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #50: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em BOUNTY
53 $4,687
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #23: THE MARATHON - $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em
247 $3,934
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #27: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
134 $4,509
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #62: The $1,111 Little One for One Drop
236 $2,630
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #33: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
73 $3,266
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
160 $2,059
2014 Borgata Spring Poker Open
Event 14: $15,400 $5 Million Guaranteed WPT World Championship
15 $52,163
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #38: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Four Handed)
49 $4,712
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #30: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
156 $2,124
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #3: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
149 $2,619
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
430 $28,530
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 47: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better
44 $5,704
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 44: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
169 $2,601
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
69 $3,156
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #40: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
56 $10,940
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #36: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em
145 $5,207
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #32: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
50 $10,498
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #47: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
20 $13,907
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #9: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em
39 $3,992
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #3: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
311 $2,150

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