The final table of Event #66: $1,000 Mini-Main No-Limit Hold’em at Bally’s and Paris in Las Vegas Nevada came to a close after 60 minutes Monday afternoon. Out of 5,833 entrants, which created a prize pool of $5,190,480, only five returned to Day 3.
Just weeks ago, Young Sik came in second place for his career best score of $203,949. Now, weeks later, he stands as the winner of the Mini Main event for $594,189 and his first WSOP bracelet.
“I came into today with a 10 big blind stack,” the new champion said. “I wasn’t expecting too much out of it, but it turned out great.” The California resident prior to this victory, possessed $716,460 in career tournament earnings. He will now see his earnings climb to over $1,000,000 on Hendon Mob, cracking the top 200 on the California all time money list. “I liked it better being on the short stack,” he said about his play. “When there is a shorter stack, you feel more ICM pressure, but when you are the shortest, you can just play.” Sik ended by saying he will play the main event this year.
|1st||Young Sik||United States||$594,189|
|4th||Phillip Lee||United States||$208,275|
|6th||Theodore Lee||United States||$121,504|
|7th||Adam Velez||United States||$93,803|
|8th||Keith Littlewood||United Kingdom||$72,941|
|9th||Sergio Ochoa||United States||$57,133|