Sean Yu dominates the World Series of Poker Circuit at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, cashing four times, and winning two gold rings including the Main Event, and media representatives that hope to descend on the 50th Anniversary special in Las Vegas can now apply for a permit.
There are men with calves that look like fire hydrants, Montenegrin passport controllers with hands like scooped out melons, and poker players who seem to climb the scaffolding of tournament after tournament navigating the wind and waves of chance with the skill and determination of Christopher Columbus.
I’ve never seen Sean Yu’s calves, nor the inside of his mitts – I have never seen him play poker, but results don’t lie. The man is a flame, and yesterday, once again, it burned so brightly, that everyone within his vicinity ran to the rail to hide from him.
Yu capped off an outstanding World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) campaign at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, CA, by winning the 678-entrant $1,700 Main Event adding a $210,585 to an already impressive roll-call of honour, and a seat into the Global Casino Championship he won two-years past.
The victory, in which Yu beat Andrew Moreno, heads-up, was his second gold ring win of the series; fourth overall. Yu conquered the 143-entrant field in Event #7: $400 No-Limit Hold’em earning $13,225. He then sneaked into the money finishing 15/146 in Event #7: $1,125 No-Limit Hold’em (Kevin Eyster took it down for $40,875), and then Yu finished 16/224 in Event #9: $600 No-Limit Hold’em (an event won by Massoud Eskandari for $28,835).
Yu’s win is the 19th of a career that now boasts more than $2.14m in live tournament earnings.
Beef-basted wins include winning the 3,599-entrant field in the WPT500 at the ARIA in 2014 for $260,000, conquering the 283-entrant field on his way to a $101,881 payday in a WSOPC Main Event in the same year, vanquishing 402-entrants in the 2015 $1,650 Main Event at the LA Poker Open for $124,590, battering 528-entrants to win the WSOPC Main Event in Planet Hollywood for $170,286 in 2016, and earning a WSOP gold bracelet and $296,941 after taking down the 2017 WSOPC Global Casino Championships.
And now this.
This man knows how to fire a performance out of his cannon.
Final Table Results
1. Sean Yu – $210,585
2. Andrew Moreno – $130,295
3. Mateus Lessa – $95,570
4. Benjamin Moon – $71,070
5. Aaron Messmer – $53,565
6. Scott Vener – $40,910
7. Jordan Meltzer – $31,655
8. Ralph Wong – $24,815
9. Zachary Greenberg – $19,700
Three other stars of the game who went deep before succumbing to the avalanche caused by Yu’s presence at the tables were Mohsin Charania (15th), Joe Serock (20th), and Joe Kuether (22nd)
In other WSOP news, if you are a member of the media, and you intend to make your way to Las Vegas to turn green with envy during the 50th Annual shindig then it’s time to apply. The deadline for your application is May 10.
Here’s the link.