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Asi Moshe Wins His Third World Series of Poker Gold Bracelet

Israeli Poker Pro Tops Field of 1,807 Players To Win The 2019 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty Event


Asi Moshe outlasted a field of 1,807 entries to win the 2019 World Series of Poker $1,500 no-limit hold’em bounty event. The Israeli poker pro secured his third gold bracelet and the top prize of $253,933 for the win. Moshe now sits behind only Eli Elezra as the Israeli-born player with the most wins at the WSOP, having joined Eli Balas as a three-time champion at the series. While the money and accolades are greatly appreciated by Moshe, the 35-year-old poker pro from Tel Aviv told reporters that there is a price to pay for his success.

“This summer has been very difficult for me. My daughter is now two and a half years old, and my wife… I love them both very much. Coming here for the whole summer is not easy for me and not easy for them. So [the win] really makes it worth it. It’s really special to me," said Moshe after securing the title. “This is really for them. This summer I’m not here for myself. I like the fame, I like the money, I like being here, it’s all true. But this time I’m here for my family, not just myself.”

Moshe came into the final day of this event in second chip position with 23 players remaining. Only Damjan Radanov unbagged a larger stack for the start of day 3. The two were still atop the leaderboard by the time the final table had been set. Moshe moved into the outright lead by winning a flip, with his pocket jacks besting the K-Q of Bastian Fischer to send the German to the rail in ninth place ($20,115).

WSOP bracelet winner and 2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure champion Harrison Gimbel was the next to go. He got the last of his short stack in with QDiamond Suit9Club Suit, only to run into the JSpade SuitJHeart Suit of Vitalijs Zavorotnijs. Gimbel failed to improve and was eliminated in eighth place, earning $26,125.

While Moshe didn’t knock out either of the next two players in Timothy Stephens (7th – $34,300) or Andrew Hills (6th – $45,521), he was able to steadily chip up and take the lead heading into five-handed action. Moshe then picked up pocket queens and called the all-in of Zavorotnijs, who held ASpade SuitQSpade Suit. Moshe hit the case queen on the turn to make queens full of jacks to send Zavorotnijs home in fifth place ($61,058). With that Moshe took a monster lead, sitting with 25.3 million while his nearest opponent had 7.2 million.

Moshe went on to bust Patrick Truong (4th – $82,764) and Tonio Roder (3rd – $113,360). He took 39,800,000 into heads-up play against Damjan Radanov, who sat with just 5,400,000. The two only battled it out for 13 hands. In the end Moshe shoved on Radanov with 4Spade Suit3Spade Suit. Radanov called with 10Diamond Suit8Diamond Suit. The flop brought the QHeart Suit2Heart Suit2Club Suit to keep Radanov’s ten high in the lead. The QDiamond Suit double paired the board, and Radanov was one card away from doubling up. The 4Heart Suit on the river gave Moshe queens and fours, though, earning him the pot and the title. Radanov earned $156,875 as the runner-up finisher.

Moshe was awarded 1,080 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win. This win alone was enough to see Moshe climb into 170th place in the 2019 POY race, which is sponsored by Global Poker.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Winnings (USD) POY Points
1 Asi Moshe $253,933 1080
2 Damjan Radanov $156,875 900
3 Tonio Roder $113,360 720
4 Patrick Truong $82,764 540
5 Vitalijs Zavorotnijs $61,058 450
6 Andrew Hills $45,521 360
7 Timothy Stephens $34,300 270
8 Harrison Gimbel $26,125 180
9 Bastian Fischer $20,115 90

For more coverage from the summer series, check out the 2019 WSOP landing page, complete with a full schedule, results, news, player interviews, and event recaps.