Rob Yong, owner of Dusk Till Dawn, won the Luxon Pay Mediterranean Poker Party’s ‘The One Drop’ event in Cyprus. If they donated $1,111 to one drop, players would receive 20,000 in chips and another 20,000. They made the amount raised for charity $19,998 by doing so for all five re buys. The eighteen entries put $174,600 into the pot, with $87,000 going to the first place winner.
The owner of Dusk Till Dawn, Rob Yong, took down The One Drop at a poker party. Over the next few weeks, there will be several events taking place in Cyprus.
The event cost $10,000 to enter and was hosted by the Merit Hotel and Casino. If they donated $1,111 to one drop, players would receive 20,000 in chips and another 20,000. The thirteen players made the donation. They made the amount raised for charity $19,998 by doing so for all five re buys.
The eighteen entries put $174,600 into the pot, with $87,000 going to the first place winner.
Six players took their seats at the beginning of the day. Management adjusted the schedule to make the event last just one day, instead of two.
“Congrats to Rob Yong for finally winning a tourney, but some free advice: you should never have more people in the winners photo than actual entries of the event,” Deeb wrote.
There is a charitable action
Yong is such a part of the poker world that it comes as quite a surprise to know that he had never won a poker event before yesterday.
Yong got his win in style, taking on and beating the Main Event champ Espen Jorstad heads up. At the time, Jorstad was dealing with an unfortunate staking controversy, but didn’t have much time for that to affect his play.
With a run of cards that rapidly gave him a commanding chip stack and allowed him to quickly clean up what was still on the table when the money bubble burst, Yong quickly sliced through the competition.
Phil Nagy, CEO of Americas Cardroom, took third place. Nagy won a large amount of money for his third place finish, which will be used to cover part of his entry to the coin rivet invitational next month at the same casino.
Jorstad won more than $50,000 for his second place finish.