After just three hours of play here on Day 4 of Event #58: $1,111 Little One for One Drop, Brian Yoon has defeated seven other competitors to take down the gold bracelet and $663,727 in prize money. He just knocked out Cuong Van Nguyen on the 11th hand of heads up. Van Nguyen will have to console himself with $408,624.
Yoon jammed another draw a short time later, this time against Day 3 chipleader Nghi Tran. He spiked his straight on the turn, propelling him to a dominating stack. A crippled Tran busted a short time later.
Yoon's win triples his career live tournament earnings. Thanks for tuning in to our One Drop coverage, and congratulations to Brian Yoon. Don't forget to jet on over to the live reporting for the Main Event.
Hand #112: Cuong Van Nguyen shoved on the button and Brian Yoon folded his big blind
Hand #113: Brian Yoon raised to 325,000 on the button, Cuong Van Nguyen defended his big blind, then check-folded to a bet from Yoon on the flop.
Hand #114: Brian Yoon received a walk.
Hand #115: Brian Yoon raised to 325,000 on the button and Cuong Van Nguyen folded his big blind.
Hand #116: Brian Yoon received another walk.
Hand #117: Brian Yoon raised to 325,000 on the button and Cuong Van Nguyen defended his big blind. The flop came down and Van Nguyen check-called 350,000 from Yoon to see the turn. It was more of the same as Van Nguyen check-called 600,000 from Yoon this time, landing the river. Both checked and Yoon tabled for two pair, Van Nguyen mucked, and Yoon took down the pot.
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Hand #103: Roland Israelashvili received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #104: Brian Yoon received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #105: Roland Israelashvili shoved on the button for about 2.3 million and took down the pot.
Hand #106: Brian Yoon raised on the button to 325,000 and Justin Zaki three-bet to 850,000 from the big blind. Yoon four-bet shoved and Zaki called all in for about 3.4 million with , racing with Yoon's .
The flop came down , pairing Yoon and leaving Zaki drawing thin. The turn was no help to Zaki, nor was the river, ending his run in fourth place.