Day 3 completed
|Blinds||2,500,000 / 5,000,000|
Players Info - Day 3
Day 3 completed
The final table of Event #66: $1,000 Mini-Main No-Limit Hold’em at Bally's and Paris in Las Vegas Nevada came to a close after 60 minutes Monday afternoon. Out of 5,833 entrants, which created a prize pool of $5,190,480, only five returned to Day 3.
Just weeks ago, Young Sik came in second place for his career best score of $203,949. Now, weeks later, he stands as the winner of the Mini Main event for $594,189 and his first WSOP bracelet.
“I came into today with a 10 big blind stack,” the new champion said. “I wasn’t expecting too much out of it, but it turned out great.” The California resident prior to this victory, possessed $716,460 in career tournament earnings. He will now see his earnings climb to over $1,000,000 on Hendon Mob, cracking the top 200 on the California all time money list. “I liked it better being on the short stack,” he said about his play. “When there is a shorter stack, you feel more ICM pressure, but when you are the shortest, you can just play.” Sik ended by saying he will play the main event this year.
Final Table Results
|1st||Young Sik||United States||$594,189|
|4th||Phillip Lee||United States||$208,275|
|6th||Theodore Lee||United States||$121,504|
|7th||Adam Velez||United States||$93,803|
|8th||Keith Littlewood||United Kingdom||$72,941|
|9th||Sergio Ochoa||United States||$57,133|
Final Day Action
Out of the gate, chip leader Cosmin Joldis raised in the cutoff and Kei Nitta moved his final 31 million in chips over the raise and Joldis called. Nitta’s pocket fours looked to be in good shape against Joldis’ king-nine, but a rivered ten-high straight for Joldis saw the pot go to the overwhelming chip leader and Nitta ended his run in fifth place for $158,515.
Phillip Lee was next to go when he got in his remaining chips against Young Sik with ace-nine versus Sik’s ace-eight. The flop flipped the script though as it came with an eight. The flopped flush draw of Lee did not improve and the start of day short stack found his run coming to an end in fourth place for $208,275.
The last remaining bracelet winner was Kartik Ved and he found his stack dwindling down as time went on, until he was a clear short stack. In his final hand, he saw his pocket fours up against Sik’s ace-three offsuit. The flop did not change the strength of either hand, but the turn ace gave Sik the winning pair after the river did nothing to help the fours and Ved ended his run in third place for $275,593.
Joldis came into the day as the overwhelming chip leader, having a three to one chip lead on the next closest stack. Sik, however, doubled up through him multiple times throughout the day, and by the time they got heads up, Sik held an over three to one lead over Joldis. One double up for Joldis brought them closer together, but the final hand saw Sik four-bet shove with king nine and Joldis called with pocket tens. The turn brought a black king to put Sik way in the lead and the river changed nothing, leaving Joldis eliminated in the tournament in second place for $367,233.
Congratulations to Young Sik for winning his first bracelet in Event #66: The $1,000 Mini-Main Event No-Limit Hold’em for $594,189. Thank you to all who played and thank you for reading along on PokerNews. Stay tuned for all updates regarding the World Series Of Poker
Young Sik has outlasted a field of 5,833 to take home his first bracelet and a first place prize of $593,985.
A full winners recap is soon to follow.
Action started with an open from Young Sik on the button to 12,500,000. Cosmin Joldis three-bet to 35,000,000 and Sik moved all in, covering the stack of Joldis which was called.
The board ran out and the turned pair of kings sealed the deal for Sik as he eliminated Joldis in 2nd place and won the Mini Main event.
A full winners recap is soon to follow.
Action was picked up when both players were all in preflop. Cosmin Joldis was the player at risk and was called by Young Sik.
The board ran out and the jacks of Joldis found a full double up.
Young Sik moved all in for 85,000,000 effective from the button and in the small blind, Kartik Ved called for his remaining 19,000,000 with Cosmin Joldis folding in the big blind.
The board ran out and Sik turned a pair of aces to leave Ved drawing to two outs, neither of which he hit on the river and Ved exited the tournament in third place.
Action started when Young Sik opened to 8,000,000 from the button and only Cosmin Joldis made the call from the big blind.
The flop came and Joldis checked. Sik tossed out a bet of 8,000,000, and without much thought Joldis check-raised to 25,000,000.
"You know I don't like to fold," said Sik jokingly. "I'm a very bad folder." Sik took a moment before moving all in and Joldis quickly folded awarding the big pot to new chip leader Sik.
Cosmin Joldis moved all in from the button and in the small blind, Young Sik called to put his remaining 90,500,000 at risk, with Kartik Ved folding in the big blind.
The board ran out and Sik made a pair of tens on the flop to take the chip lead as his own.
Cosmin Joldis raised to 9,000,000 from the cutoff and Young Sik moved all in from the button which saw Phillip Lee do the same in the big blind for 24,000,000, folding out Joldis.
The board ran out and while Lee flopped the ace-high flush draw, it was Sik's aces and eights that would end up being the best hand and Lee exited the tournament in 4th place.