Brian Yoon Scoops the partypoker MILLIONS North America High Roller Title

The Main Event at partypokers MILLIONS LIVE North America stop in Montreal will see its final table played out today, but the destination of the High Roller title has already been decided – Californian Brian Yoon scooping the trophy and CA$300,000.

By: Andrew Burnett

The CA$10,300 High Roller saw 102 entries, the prizepool just topping the $1million mark, and attracting some notable names as the third and final day played out yesterday, with Team partypoker pro Anatoly Filatov and Maria Ho among the contenders at the final table.

When Lopez and Machon fell we were left with two Russians, two Canadians and two from the USA to battle it out, and Yoon’s day was perhaps the craziest – his stack falling and rising at almost every turn.

Things started moving in Yoon’s favour when he produced aces against Merzhinskii’s kings, and Paulin sent his countryman to the rails when his nines held up against a couple of overcards.

Pocket nines were also the downfall of Maria Ho, falling on Yoon’s flopped set, and Filatov was sent to the rail a while later after being unable to match the pace of Yoon and Paulin.

Heads-up lasted an incredible five hours, the lead passed to-and-fro numerous times, but when Yoon eventually prevailed he had added a partypoker trophy to his excellent resume.

Yoon stated afterwards: "It's cool, I haven't done well in any partypoker tournaments or anything like that so I think this is the first for any partypoker related venue and I don't really have any trophies or anything, I have some bracelets but I actually don't have a trophy, so it was nice to win one."

Final results

1 Brian Yoon $300,000
2 Pierre-Paul Paulin $185,000
3 Anatoly Filatov $129,400
4 Maria Ho $95,000
5 Louis Boutin $75,000
6 Aleksandr Merzhinskii $55,000
7 Bartlomiej Machon $45,000
8 David Lopez $35,000



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