2023 WSOP Day 9: Brian Yoon Joins the WSOP Elite with 5th Bracelet

One bracelet was given out on Day 9 at the 2023 World Series of Poker at the Horseshoe Las Vegas and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. It was Br…

One bracelet was given out on Day 9 at the 2023 World Series of Poker at the Horseshoe Las Vegas and the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. It was Brian Yoon who denied Dan Shak his first-ever bracelet in the $10,000 Stud Championship.

Two other events are going into the last day, with Roman Hrabec leading the final 13 in the $25,000 High Roller event and Sarah Herzali securing a pole position in the $1,500 6-Handed event.

Read on to learn more about these events and others in progress in our daily WSOP recap.

Brian Yoon Claims His 5th Bracelet in Event #14: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship

2023 WSOP Day 9: Brian Yoon Joins the WSOP Elite with 5th Bracelet

After a 2-hour heads-up battle, Brian Yoon emerged victorious over Dan Shak in Event #14: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship to claim the title and his fifth WSOP bracelet. Outshining a field of 131 entrants, his triumph secured him the lion’s share of the prize pool, amounting to $311,433.

According to WSOP, Yoon is just the 33rd player in WSOP history with five bracelets, joining the ranks of esteemed poker legends such as Eli Elezra, John Juanda, Shaun Deeb, and Adam Friedman, who won bracelets in four consecutive WSOP festivals to get to the magical number five.

“Honestly, I don’t try to bracelet hunt or anything like that, I’m just trying to play the tournaments and enjoy playing the games,” said Yoon to WSOP. “It feels great, obviously, to be the 33rd to get number five, so I’ll take it and see what happens in the future.

On the other hand, Dan Shak may feel disappointed with his runner-up finish, as it denied him his first-ever WSOP bracelet. Still, he was toying with an elimination throughout the final table, so he can be content about his best-ever WSOP result.

Another disappointed face at the Horseshoe casino was Max Hoffman, who held a substantial lead going into the final day but was eliminated in 8th place.

Event #14: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Brian YoonUnited States$311,433
2Dan ShakUnited States$192,479
3Maxx ColemanUnited States$140,081
4Ben YuUnited States$103,645
5George AlexanderUnited States$77,985
6Ben DieboldUnited States$59,688
7Leonard AugustUnited States$46,484
8Max HoffmanUnited States$36,847

Roman Hrabec Propels to Front in Event #16: $25,000 High Roller 8-Handed

2023 WSOP Day 9: Brian Yoon Joins the WSOP Elite with 5th Bracelet

After several late registrations on Day 2, the record-breaking field has been set in Event #16: $25,000 High Roller. With the final 13 contenders determined, the stakes are even higher as the remaining players compete for their share of the $7,073,500 prize pool, where a coveted bracelet and $1,698,215 awaits the first-place finisher.

Thanks to a massive pot in the last hour of play, Czech’s Roman Hrabec snagged the chip lead from Kristen Foxen and will start the Final Day with 6,050,000 (60bb). Hrabec, a former professional hockey player, has $2 million in live tournament winnings to his name but hasn’t yet recorded a win. His best result so far is 2nd place in the $25,000 GG Super Million$ Live at Triton Series Vietnam for $653,600.

Frank Funaro sits in current 2nd place with 5,065,000 in chips in this who’s who tournament, trailed by Aleksejs “APonakov” Ponakovs, João “Naza114” Vieira, and Brian Rast, the most accomplished players of the bunch with five WSOP bracelets.

Event #16: $25,000 High Roller 8-Handed Final Day Seat Draw

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Kristen FoxenUnited States2,675,00027
2Joao VieiraPortugal4,090,00041
3Ryan O’DonnellUnited Kingdom1,570,00016
6Brian RastUnited States3,965,00040
7Jorge ConsiglieriUnited States2,650,00027
8Roman HrabecMexico6,050,00061
       
1Aleksejs PonakovsLatvia4,470,00045
2Frank FunaroUnited States5,065,00051
3Isaac HaxtonUnited States3,820,00038
4Lewis SpencerUnited Kingdom2,705,00027
5Michael JozoffUnited States2,080,00021
6Taylor von KriegenberghUnited States3,280,00033
8Darren EliasUnited States2,790,00028

Sarah Herzali with a Commanding Lead of Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em

2023 WSOP Day 9: Brian Yoon Joins the WSOP Elite with 5th Bracelet

15 players remain in Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em, and at the top is France’s Sarah Herzali, holding a substantial lead over the rest of the field. It’s her tournament to win, along with a WSOP gold bracelet and a $465,501 first-place money prize. Hope we didn’t jinx it.

Two bracelet winners in John Monnette and Upeshka De Silva, could be her biggest threat, but they are both quite below average chip stacks with 15 and 11 big blinds, respectively. Seven countries will be represented tomorrow as Day 3 resumes on Thursday at noon local time.

Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Final Day Seat Draw

SeatNameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Upeshka De SilvaUnited States1,105,00011
2Daniel BarriocanalSpain5,455,00055
3Ryan HohnerUnited States5,560,00056
4Yue LiuChina4,425,00044
6Grant WangUnited States3,045,00030
       
1Gabriel SchroederBrazil5,615,00056
2Ian MatakisUnited States2,270,00023
3David WellsUnited States1,100,00011
4Rafael ReisBrazil7,825,00078
6Alexander MaasUnited States1,110,00011
       
1Sarah HerzaliFrance12,800,000128
3Yun ChoiUnited Kingdom3,755,00038
4Nikolaos AngelouGreece4,535,00045
5Curt KohlbergUnited States1,210,00012
6John MonnetteUnited States1,580,00016

Photos courtesy of WSOP/PokerNews.

Top Poker Rooms
100% up to $1,200
T&Cs Apply
New Customers Only | 18+ | T&C Apply

30% Rakeback & Rake Chase

T&Cs Apply

New Customers Only | 18+ | T&C Apply

100% up to $1,000 Deposit Bonus

T&Cs Apply

New Customers Only | 18+ | T&C Apply

$100 Free Tickets

T&Cs Apply

New Customers Only | 18+ | T&C Apply

Clicky