Ben Yu

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Ben Yu
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Residence Las Vegas, Nevada
Born (1986-01-08) January 8, 1986 (age 32)
Dayton, Ohio
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 2
Final table(s) 6
Money finish(es) 47
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
611th, 2014
Information accurate as of 20 June 2017.

Ben Yu (born January 8, 1986) is an American professional poker player, commentator, and writer. He has won two World Series of Poker bracelets and appeared at six World Series of Poker final tables. Yu, who grew up in Los Angeles, California, attended Stanford University before transitioning into a career in poker.

Poker career[edit]

As of June 2015, Yu has amassed more than $950,000 in live poker tournament earnings,[1] with his 32 cashes at the World Series of Poker accounting for $715,671 of those winnings.[2]

Yu's columns on poker tournament strategy have appeared in Card Player magazine since 2013.[3]

World Series of Poker[edit]

Yu's seven cashes at the 2011 World Series of Poker tied him with Kirill Rabtsov for the most in the 2011 series.[4]

At the 2015 World Series of Poker, Yu won the $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship for $291,456.[5]

Yu's six cashes in World Series of Poker Limit Hold'em events, including three final table finishes, total $454,083, ranking 18th all-time.[6]

World Series of Poker results
Year Cashes Final Tables Bracelets
2008 1
2009 1
2010 3 1
2011 7
2012 1
2013 4 1
2014 8 1
2015 7 1 1
2016 11 1
2017 12 2 1
World Series of Poker bracelets
Year Event Prize Money
2015 $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship $291,456
2017 $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship $232,738

References[edit]

  1. ^ RankingHero Database: Benjamin Yu
  2. ^ "Ben Yu player profile". WSOP. July 1, 2008. Retrieved October 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Poker articles, columns, and blogs written by Ben Yu". Card Player Magazine. 
  4. ^ "The Record Breaking 2011 WSOP". PokerWorks. July 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Ben Yu wins limit hold'em championship and first WSOP gold bracelet". WSOP.com. June 26, 2015. 
  6. ^ "WSOP All Time Limit Hold'em". The Hendon Mob. Retrieved October 4, 2015. 

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