The first ever Little One for One Drop is a done deal, and it took four days at the tables to reach the last man standing — Brian Yoon — who survived a field of 4,756 players to score a first place prize of $663,727 and his first WSOP gold bracelet.
FINAL TABLE PAYOUTS
|2||Cuong Van Nguyen||$408,264|
|9||Adriano Santa Ana||$54,960|
There was a great turnout for this new event — so great, an unplanned fourth day of play was added to the schedule.
This charity event followed the $111,111 One Drop High Roller Event #47. Each entry in the Little One for One Drop found $111 donated to the One Drop Foundation, a charity dedicated to improving global access to clean water. This event brought $527,916 to the cause. The One Drop High Roller event added $553,278 more. A great gathering found the World Series wracking up over $1 million for the foundation.
Hand #118 put the bracelet on Yoon's wrist: Cuong Van Nguyen raised to 450,000, and Brian Yoon moved all-in. Van Nguyen called for about 3 million.
The flop hit with the and Yoon was behind and in danger of being in a heads-up match, evenly stacked. The turn brought the and one of Van Nguyen's rail birds yelled for a seven but the rolled off and that was all it took.
Kristy Arnett and Brian talk about his win: