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World Series of Poker -- Michael Moore Wins $5,000 Limit Hold'em Event

Moore Earns First Gold Bracelet and $211,743 Prize


Michael MooreThe $5,000 buy-in limit hold’em tournament, event no. 37 at the 2013 World Series of Poker, drew a modest field of 170 entries, creating a total prize pool of $799,000. The small field ensured a stacked final table, but it was relatively unknown poker pro and artist Michael “Big Store” Moore, who came out on top.

Moore first cashed at the WSOP in 1995, finishing tenth in the main event that was eventually won by Dan Harrington. For the victory, the 63-year-old from Agar, South Dakota earned $211,743.

“I’m feeling a little emotional right now,” Moore admitted. “This is a really big deal. The goal of being a professional poker player is to win a gold bracelet. Now that leaves just one thing left, which is to win the main event.”

When asked about what he would do now that he has won a bracelet, Moore jokingly announced an ambitious goal for himself.

“Ive got one bracelet. Now, I’m moving on to try and catch Phil [Hellmuth].”

Other notables at the final table included Justin Bonomo, Ben Yu, Todd Witteles, Ronnie Bardah and eventual runner-up Gabriel Nassif. Greg Mueller, making his third final table of the summer, finished eighth. He has now finished third, third and eighth, cashing for a combined $245,000.

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Name Payout POY Points
1 Michael Moore $211,743 624
2 Gabriel Nassif $130,852 520
3 Ronnie Bardah $94,793 416
4 Brian Aleska $69,968 312
5 Todd Witteles $52,582 260
6 Dom Denotaristefani $40,205 208
7 Ben Yu $31,264 156
8 Greg Mueller $24,721 104
9 Justin Bonomo $19,863 52

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Photo credit: Eddie Malluk/WSOP