Sung Joo Hyun has gained the 2021 Wynn Spring Classic $3,500 buy-in no-limit maintain’em championship occasion, to safe a $323,409 payday and his second title of the 12 months. Hyun took down the WPT DeepStacks Venetian $1,600 buy-in occasion simply six weeks previous to this victory for $208,335. The two scores are the biggest of his profession, and make up the vast majority of his $1,033,602 in whole earnings.
Hyun has damaged out on the match scene over the previous 12 months. The South Korean native gained his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet in 2020 by taking down a $500 buy-in occasion in the course of the WSOP Online sequence held final summer season for $161,898.
In addition to the title and the cash, this newest victory for Hyun additionally earned him 1,260 Card Player Player of the Year factors. When mixed with the 912 factors he earned for his win at Venetian in February, Hyun now sits in second place within the 2021 POY race, which is sponsored by Global Poker. He has 2,172 whole factors and $531,744 in year-to-date earnings, which places him 899 factors behind present chief Qing Liu, who completed eleventh ($32,815) on this occasion for his ninth money of the 12 months.
This occasion attracted 614 entries throughout two beginning flights and a prolonged registration interval that prolonged into the early ranges of day 2. The sturdy turnout created a prize pool of $1,985,676 to almost double the match’s $1 million assure. The high 63 finishers made the cash on this occasion, with a min-cash being price $8,342.
The remaining day of the occasion started with 34 gamers remaining, together with loads of extremely achieved match regulars. Notables that survived to the ultimate day however fell wanting the ultimate desk embrace two-time WSOP bracelet winner and Card Player Publisher Barry Shulman (thirty fourth – $12,021), bracelet winner Jeremy Ausmus (thirty third – $12,021), high-roller common Sean Winter (thirty first – $13,838), bracelet winner James Anderson (twenty seventh – $13,838), World Poker Tour champions Ben Palmer (twenty fifth – $13,838) and Aaron Van Blarcum (twenty second – $15,919), five-time _WSOP Circuit- ring winner Scott Stewart (twenty first – $15,919), bracelet winner Erik Cajelais (twentieth – $18,300), WPT winner Jordan Cristos (seventeenth – $21,122), three-time WPT champion Chino Rheem (14th – $24,366), Ray Qartomy (thirteenth – $28,095), bracelet winner Kevin Song (twelfth – $28,095), the beforehand talked about Qing Liu (eleventh – $32,815), and up to date Card Player Poker Tour Venetian principal occasion champion Ankush Mandavia (tenth – $32,815).
With Adam Hendrix’s elimination in ninth place ($38,611), Matthias Auer took the lead into the official remaining desk whereas Hyun sat in fourth chip place. WPT champion and WSOP bracelet winner Chris Moorman was the primary to fall. The on-line match legend three-bet all-in with Okay10 from the small blind and Auer, who had opened on the button, known as with AOkay. Auer flopped an ace and held from there to ship Moorman packing in eighth place ($45,760).
Hyun scored his first knockout of the day when he picked up pocket kings towards the Okay8 of David Cabrera Polop, who three-bet shoved from the massive blind over Hyun’s elevate from the small blind. Hyun known as and noticed his hand maintain as much as bust Polop in seventh place ($55,291).
Mihai Manole’s run on this occasion got here to an finish when he received all-in with A7 dealing with the pocket jacks of Matthias Auer. The board improved neither participant and Manole earned $69,588 for his sixth-place exhibiting. Not lengthy after that, Matthew Wantman three-bet all-in with Okay7 and acquired a name from Hyun’s AOkay. Hyun’s superior kicker ended up being the distinction, and Wantman settled for $89,842 because the fifth-place finisher.
Three-time WPT champion Eric Afriat received all-in on a OkayJ43 flip with 43 for 2 pair. He was up towards the 82 of Auer for a turned flush. Afriat didn’t enhance to a full home on the river and was eradicated in fourth place, incomes $121,450.
With that Auer took an enormous lead into three-handed play. Hyun closed the hole considerably by knocking out Will Failla in third place. Failla had managed a variety of double-ups, however his comeback push ended when his pocket eights misplaced a race towards the AQ of Hyun. An ace on the river secured the pot for Hyun, whereas Failla took dwelling $173,240 for third place.
Heads-up play started with Auer holding 15,560,000 to Hyun’s 9,000,000. The remaining two finally got here to a deal that noticed two two basically chop the remaining prize cash, with an additional $1 and the title going to the winner in a better of three sequence of flips. Hyun gained the primary two arms, coming from behind each instances, to lock up the trophy. Auer earned $323,408 because the runner-up finisher.
Here is a take a look at the payouts and POY factors awarded on the remaining desk:
|1||Sung Joo Hyun||$323,409||1,260|
|7||David Cabrera Polop||$55,291||315|
Hyun photograph credit score: WPT / Joe Giron.