Champion Sean Yu  

Congratulations to Sean Yu for winning the first-ever WPT500 along with $260,000 and a pair of beautiful trophies.

Here’s the recap of the final hand against Kareem Marshall:

Sean Yu raises to 1,750,000, Kareem Marshall reraises to 6,000,000, and Yu calls. The flop comes , and Marshall quickly moves all in.

Yu snap-calls with for two pair, tens and sevens, and Marshall turns over for ace high. Marshall needs to improve to stay alive.

The turn is the , giving Marshall a gutshot straight draw, but the river is the .

Sean Yu wins the pot — and the tournament — with two pair, tens and sevens!

Kareem Marshall finishes as the runner-up, earning $180,000.

Sean Yu wins the partypoker presents: WPT500 at ARIA Resort & Casino, earning $260,000, a seat in next year’s event with accommodations at ARIA Resort & Casino, and a $2,000 package to travel and play in the partypoker presents: WPT500 at Dusk Till Dawn that is scheduled for November 11-16, 2014 in Nottingham, United Kingdom. Yu also receives a trophy from the WPT, and another trophy from the ARIA Resort & Casino.

Here are the final table results:

1st: Sean Yu – $260,000
2nd: Kareem Marshall – $180,000
3rd: Scott Clements – $120,500
4th: Christian Harder – $90,000
5th: Jeffrey Ray – $70,000
6th: Luis Nargentino – $55,000
7th: Brian Benhamou – $45,000
8th: Terry Fleischer – $35,000
9th: Messadek Soufiane – $26,000

Marshall had current NFL player Richard Seymour on his rail for the entire day, and it appears the staffs of ARIA, WPT, and partypoker made he and his friends feel comfortable and welcome. They stayed right until the bitter end.

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