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Event #52: $2,500 Nine Game Mix 6-Handed
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Event Info

Buy-in $2,500
Premiação $1,014,600
Players 456

Informações do Nível

Nível 30
Blinds 0 / 0
Ante 0

Informações do Jogador - Dia 3

Jogadores Restantes 1
Entries 24

Highlights

Highlights

Event #52: $2,500 Nine Game Mix 6-Handed
Dia 3 Terminado

WSOP Rookie Kijoon Park Wins Event #52: $2,500 Nine-Game Mix 6-Handed

MikePatrick • Nível 30
Kijoon Park
Kijoon Park

New York online grinder Kijoon Park overcame a star-studded field of 456 players, including some of the best mixed game players in the world, to win what’s become affectionately known as “The Mini PPC”, the $2,500 Nine-Game Mix, for a career-best $219,799 and his first World Series of Poker bracelet.

He entered heads-up play with a massive chip lead before defeating Andre Akkari, in front of a boisterous Brazilian rail, in just two hands to claim the title.

Event #52: $2,500 Nine Game Mix 6-Handed Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Kijoon ParkUnited States$219,799
2Andre AkkariBrazil$135,848
3Phil LongUnited Kingdom$90,411
4David BachUnited States$61,588
5Taylor PaurUnited States$42,965
6Michael ChowUnited States$30,713
KT Park
KT Park

Winner’s Reaction

Park’s previous best results have come online, where he’s won a WSOP Circuit ring in 6-max No-Limit Hold’em and has over $100,000 in online earnings. He said his experience playing online mixed games was key to his victory.

“I play a lot of 8-Game on PokerStars New Jersey, so it paid off I guess.”

With this event being just his second-ever live WSOP event, (he was eliminated from the $1,500 8-Game event on Day 1) he says with the bracelet and $219,799 now to his name, he might just play a few more events before the series is done.

“The plan might be to play more and play the rush. I might just grind every day!”

He’s also excited to play the Tournament of Champions at the end of the WSOP and has already signed up for the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. and the $600 Mixed PLO/NLH event later in the series.

Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

The Day’s Action

Despite 24 players starting the day, the first two levels of play saw lightning-fast eliminations, leaving only 13 players at the first break. Among those sent away early were Phil Hellmuth, who was the first to go in 24th place, Scott Seiver in 22nd place and Joey Couden in 21st place.

Once back from break, the next round of eliminations began, with GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu next out the door in 13th place. More bracelet winners were sent away before the final table including Mike Gorodinsky in 11th place and Scott Bohlman in eighth place.

KT Park
KT Park

The Kijoon Park Show Begins

Once the unofficial final table began, so did the Kijoon Park show. With eight players remaining, he steadily built up a chip lead before solidifying it in a massive Omaha 8 or Better pot that ended with him stacking more than half the chips in play.

After the elimination of Nick Guagenti in seventh place, the final break of the day was taken with six players left, and while Park wasn’t involved in the eliminations of Michael Chow in sixth place or Taylor Paur in fifth place, he continued to win crucial pots to build his chip stack with another big Omaha 8 or Better pot sending him over the ten million chip mark.

Park then took the rest of the eliminations into his own hands, sending David Bach home in fourth place, Phil Long in third and finally Akkari heads-up to claim the bracelet.

This concludes our coverage of Event #52. Congratulations to Kijoon Park on his impressive victory. Stay close to PokerNews for continuing coverage of the 53rd World Series of Poker from its new home at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas.

Tags: Andre AkkariDaniel NegreanuDavid BachJoey CoudenKijoon ParkMichael ChowMike GorodinskyNick GuagentiPhil HellmuthPhil LongScott BohlmanScott SeiverTaylor Paur

Andre Akkari Eliminated In 2nd Place ($135,848)

• Nível 30
Andre Akkari
Andre Akkari

Limit Holdem

Andre Akkari opened and Kijoon Park called. Then on a {3-Hearts}{8-Spades}{2-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}, Park check-called flop, turn and both players checked the river.

Park showed {k-Hearts}{5-Hearts} for a pair of kings found on the river, while Akkari hade {j-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} for a pair of eights on the flop.

On the very next hand, Akkari was crippled and went all-in before the flop.

Andre Akkari: {10-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}
Kijoon Park: {k-Hearts}{3-Hearts}

The board ran {7-Spades}{4-Clubs}{a-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{2-Spades} and Park did not event notice that he made a straight to win this tournament !

Kijoon Park us
Kijoon Park
us 15,960,000 15,960,000
Andre Akkari br
Andre Akkari
br Eliminado

Tags: Andre AkkariKijoon Park

Phil Long Eliminated in 3rd Place ($90,411)

MikePatrick • Nível 30
Phil Long
Phil Long

Limit Hold'em

Kijoon Park raised in the small blind and Phil Long re-raised in the big blind to put himself all-in. Park called to put him at risk.

Phil Long: {k-Hearts}{4-Spades}
Kijoon Park: {9-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}

The board came {9-Hearts}{j-Spades}{5-Spades}{6-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}, giving Park two pair, nines and fives to eliminate Long and set up heads-up play versus Andre Akkari.

The players have been sent on a quick ten-minute break before heads-up play begins.

Kijoon Park us
Kijoon Park
us 14,600,000 14,600,000
Andre Akkari br
Andre Akkari
br 1,315,000 -965,000
Phil Long gb
Phil Long
gb Eliminado

Tags: Andre AkkariKT ParkPhil Long

David Bach Eliminated in 4th Place ($61,588)

• Nível 30
David Bach
David Bach

Pot Limit Omaha

From the small blind, David Bach announced, "Pot." In the big blind, Kijoon Park took stock of his opponent's stack, it was around 800,000 left, then called.

On the {a-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{j-Spades} flop, Bach bet pot and then called off when Park raised.

David Bach: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}
Kijoon Park: {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}

Park made a set on the flop to crack Bach's queens, and after the {4-Clubs} turn and the {k-Spades} river, David Bach was eliminated. Park now owns the vast majority of the chips in play.

Kijoon Park us
Kijoon Park
us 12,500,000 12,500,000
David Bach us
David Bach
us Eliminado

Tags: David BachKijoon Park

Nível: 30

Limit Flop/Draw:
Blinds: 100,000/200,000 Limits: 200,000-400,000
Stud Games:
Ante: 50,000 Bring-in: 50,000 Complete: 200,000
Limits: 200,000-400,000
No-Limit/Pot-Limit Ante: 100,000/150,000
Small Blind 50,000 Big Blind 100,000

Park Pulling Away

MikePatrick • Nível 29
KT Park
KT Park

Limit Omaha 8 or Better

Kijoon Park raised on the button and was called by Andre Akkari in the big blind.

On each street of a {4-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{3-Spades}{k-Diamonds} runout, Akkari check-called bets from Park, only to see Park show {a-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{4-Spades} at the end for a seven-high straight and a six-five low to scoop the pot and give him almost three-quarters of the chips in play.

Kijoon Park us
Kijoon Park
us 11,350,000 11,350,000
Andre Akkari br
Andre Akkari
br 2,280,000 -1,520,000
David Bach us
David Bach
us 1,350,000 -50,000
Phil Long gb
Phil Long
gb 880,000 -900,000

Tags: Andre AkkariKT Park

Long Doubles Through Park

MikePatrick • Nível 29

No-Limit Hold'em

Kijoon Park moved all in from the small blind for Phil Long's remaining 880,000 in the big blind.

After confirming that he had less than fellow tablemate David Bach, Long opted to go with it and call.

Phil Long: {a-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}
Kijoon Park: {a-Spades}{9-Spades}

Park had his opponent dominated and on the verge of elimination, but the {q-Hearts}{6-Spades}{10-Hearts} flop bailed Long out.

The turn {10-Diamonds} and river {3-Spades} kept Long ahead as he doubled up into third place, with Bach now the shortest remaining stack.

Kijoon Park us
Kijoon Park
us 9,500,000 9,500,000
Phil Long gb
Phil Long
gb 1,780,000 400,000
David Bach us
David Bach
us 1,400,000 -600,000

Tags: David BachKijoon ParkPhil Long

Akkari Takes a Chunk From Park

MikePatrick • Nível 29
Andre Akkari
Andre Akkari

Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Kijoon Park raised on the button and Andre Akkari defended his big blind.

Each player then drew two cards, and after Akkari checked, the aggressive Park put out a bet.

Akkari called and then each player drew only one.

Again Akkari checked, and once more, Park bet.

Akkari called again, and each player still needed a card.

The players then checked the end, with the Brazilian showing {9-}{6-}{4-}{3-}{2-} for the winner to drag another pot, as he's been heating up of late with the boisterous Brazilian rail now surrounding "The Horseshoe" in the Bally's Event Center in support of their man.

Kijoon Park us
Kijoon Park
us 8,900,000 8,900,000
Andre Akkari br
Andre Akkari
br 4,200,000 2,080,000

Tags: Andre AkkariKijoon Park