When the final table of World Series of Poker Online Event #24 ($400 NLHE Monster Stack) started on Saturday night, Byung Yoo was simply hoping to ladder up after starting with the third shortest stack. Corey Paggeot was in the opposite position, hoping to convert his overwhelming chip lead into a gold bracelet.
Yoo continued to climb the ladder while Paggeot, who had three times as many chips as the next largest stack when the final table began, continued to run over the final table including holding a 14-1 chip lead over Yoo heads up. That’s the closest Paggeot got to winning his first bracelet though, as Yoo overcame the chip deficit to reach the top run of the ladder and grab his first WSOP bracelet.
With blinds of 100,000/200,000 (20,000), action folded to Joseph Bruno on the button and he moved all in for 595,960 with only to have John Riordan call with . Bruno stayed ahead on the flop but Riordan made third pair on the turn. Bruno was unable to hit any of his outs on the river and was eliminated in ninth place.
Yoo jammed his last 3,634,808 into the middle with from middle position. Frank Williams III called all in for 2,509,310 with . The flop gave Yoo Broadway with a nut flush draw. The turn brought the flush and left Williams drawing dead as the river completed the board. Williams was out in eighth.
Oliver Tse moved all in on the button for 1,328,808 with and ‘aerpmh‘ re-raised from the small blind to 2,417,616 with forcing Bader Haq fold his big blind. The flop hit both players but kept ‘aerpmh’ in front. The turn was the to give ‘aerpmh’ top two pair, leaving Tse drawing to one of three remaining tens. The river was no help for Tse and he was finish in seventh place.
Just a minute later, Paggeot began a quick run of terror that saw a pair of eliminations stoke him to a massive chip lead. From UTG, Riordan moved all in for 2,028,593 with . Paggeot called from the big blind with . Riordan got no assistance on the runout and was sent to the rail with a sixth place result.
Paggeot found another victim just two minutes later. Down to 3.5 big blinds, David Goodman moved all in for 863,770 from the cutoff with before Paggeot re-raised to 2,400,000 with . The flop let Paggeot in front. The turn gave both players a Broadway draw and the hit the river to complete Paggeot’s draw and eliminate Goodman in fifth. That pot gave Paggoet exactly 50% of the chips in play.
It took 28 minutes for the next bustout and Paggeot stepped aside to let another player do the work. Yoo jammed for 10,369,384 from the small blind with and ‘aerpmh’ called all in for their last 5,104,224 from the big blind with . Yoo stayed in front through the runout to end the tournament for ‘aerpmh’ in fourth.
After 49 minutes of three-handed play,Haq moved all in for 6,678,816 from the button with before Paggeot re-shoved for 33,865,984 with from the small blind. Yoo folded his 600,000 big blind and then watched as the runout eliminated Haq in third place.
Paggeot started heads up play with a 7.2-1 chip lead over Yoo. That’s where everything changed for Paggeot as Yoo found multiple double-ups to take the chip lead. Paggeot battled back however, and after flopping two pair on a flop against Yo”s pocket tens, Paggeot was sitting on a 14-1 chip lead.
Yoo doubled up on two of the next three hands and then over the 15 minutes that followed went from a three big blind stack to holding a 3-1 lead of his own before putting the finishes touches on his first WSOP title. Yoo moved all in for 35,279,200 with and Paggeot called with . The board ran out to keep Yoo in front and eliminate Paggeot in second place.
Event #24 Final Table Payouts
- Byung “bhy101” Yoo – $77,475
- Corey “Corgasm” Paggeot – $47,840
- Bader “Ib2nyce4u” Haq – $33,996
- ‘aerpmh”‘ – $24,555
- David “Bewater” Goodman – $17,866
- John “Macallan25” Riordan – $7,856
- Oliver “yongshi88” Tse – $9,864
- Frank “Denzer” Williams III – $7,451
- Joseph “letsplay77” Bruno – $5,715