US player Yaniv Birman took down Event#38 of the 2018 WSOP, the $10,000 Seven Card Championship. The victory brought him the largest portion of the event’s prize pool which is also his biggest-ever win, as well as his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet.
The 35-year-old American from the Westwood area of Los Angeles managed to outlast his 82 opponents to claim the elite event’s title and to secure a cash prize amounting to $236,238 and a WSOP bracelet, defeating a number of former WSOP bracelet owners. The winning is his fourth-ever WSOP cash, and his largest-ever win so-far, with his total live earnings amounting to $271,025.
As mentioned above, the event gathered a total player field of 83 competitors, with a number of WSOP gold bracelet owners taking part in the game. After entering the third and final day of the $10,000 Seven Card Championship as the clear chip leader, Yaniv Birman managed to make his way past eighth other competitors to finally emerge as the victor in the elite competition and add his name to the list of WSOP gold bracelet owners.
Birman Keep Chip Lead Throughout the Final Day
There was a lot of competition at the $10,000 Seven Card Championship’s final table, with four former bracelet winners, including Jesse Martin who eventually finished on the second place. It seems that the aggressive style of play of Birman helped him outlast his opponents around the final table of the event.
By the second break of the day, Birman managed to keep his chip lead, with twice as many chips as Ben Yu who was second in line at the time. What is even more impressive is the fact that the 35-year-old player managed to keep his chip lead over the entire final day play, without eliminating a single player. This, however, changed at the time of three-handed play, with Ben Yu becoming the first victim of Birman.
The latter kept his strong pace throughout the heads-up play, with the victory of Birman seeming inevitable. He won all the key pots, keeping a strong lead over Jesse Martin. A bit later, Birman emerged victorious, becoming the event’s champion and scooping the first-place prize.
With Yaniv Birman on top of the list, taking home a monetary prize of $236,238, his last standing opponent Jesse Martin remained on the runner-up position. He received a total of $146,006 for his efforts. Ben Yu occupied the third place, taking home a prize pool chunk amounting to $99,340.
The fourth place was taken by Lee Salem, while Matt Grapenthien occupied the fifth place. James Obst from Australia became sixth, while the seventh and eighth positions were occupied by two other Americans – Joseph Cappello and Lars Gronning, respectively.