Rob Yong Beats Espen Jorstad And Takes Home First Place Prize Of $87,000 In His First Ever Tournament Win

After nine hours of play, Dusk Till Dawn Owner Rob Yong bested 18 entries in The One Drop at The 2022 Luxon Pay Mediterranean Poker Party to secure his first-ever tournament win, and in style. 

The One Drop attracted well-known and highly skilled players, including WSOP 2022 Main Event winner Espen Jorstad, popular poker streamer Ebony Kenney, Americas Cardroom Owner Phillip Nagy, and other excellent players.

From 18 entries, The One Drop collected a total prize pool of $174,600, where Rob took his share with the first-place prize of $87,000. A huge cash prize and bragging rights for besting WSOP 2022 Main Event winner Espen Jorstad, all in days work for Rob Yong. 

Action For The Day

Most of the dust had settled after Philip Nagy, Albert Daher, Gha Iakobishvili, Viktor Kduinov, and Sinan Unlu had busted. Things started to get interesting once Daher fell victim to Yong in level 9, where the tournament got to the bubble.

Amarbayasgalan Sainjargal was chip lead for most of the day but was on a downwards slope. He was eliminated by Yong when Sainjargal flopped a pair, but Yong rivered a straight.

Phillip Nagy was another player who didn’t manage to catch a break and had to fold the majority of his hands as the cards weren’t on his side. Despite this, he doubled his stack twice until Yong turned a full house and eliminated him from the tournament.

With Nagy finished in 3rd place, it left Jorstad and Yong to battle it out for the best of an hour for first place.

Yong was in the lead while Jorsted managed to double up 3 times, but Rob kept the pressure on his opponent. The tournament ended when Jostad flopped a flush draw and saw Yong flop top pair. The turn revealed Rob had two pair, and there was no club, meaning the first-place prize of $87,000 was Rob’s to take home.

What was sweeter, that he bested such highly skilled poker players or took home $87,000? As we said, all in the days work for Dusk Till Dawn owner Rob Yong.

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