Former chess master Ylon Schwartz made another history by joining the pokers club on Saturday when we won his first WSOP bracelet. Ylon defeated 889 players to bag the top position. A resident of Brooklyn, New York Ylon was speechless after he conquered David Chiu.
Schwartz finished fourth in the World Series of Poker Main Event. He earned cash amount of $267, 081. Schwartz played chess to earn his living before this but took up poker in the year 2000. He played five variations of poker on an alternative basis and described the game as really difficult. He was heard saying, “It was real see-saw game for all, the stacks increased and decreased every day.”
Before this, Schwartz was famous for being a member of the original WSOP which he managed by 2008 WSOP Main Event Final Table. This victory was supposedly his 23rd cash in the World Series of Poker and he earned $4.4 million in total. Ylon made through to the fourth place after beating Johnny Chan and Raymond Rahme. Ylon commented that the Main Event was more time consuming because of the break, November line and other troubles.
Schwartz also added that winning the Main Event was nothing different from his chess games despite the huge difference in earnings. He had to borrow money from a lot many friends but ultimately he made it and he is satisfied.