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World Series Of Poker -- Abe Mosseri Wins Event No. 55

Mosseri Picks Up First Career Bracelet in 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball


Abe MosseriAbe Mosseri has been a tournament regular for years, but on Wednesday night he finally put away his first career World Series of Poker bracelet and earned $165,521. His victory came just two weeks after he final tabled the $10,000 stud eight-or-better championship, where he finished in sixth place.

Mosseri came into the final day with the chip lead and was never really threatened until he got heads up with Masayoshi Tanaka with virtually identical stacks. That didn’t matter much to Mosseri, as he proceeded to steamroll his opponent on his way to the title. On the way, Mosseri overcame a final table that included Blair Rodman, John Juanda and former WSOP Player of the Year Tom Schneider’s wife, Julie.

Here are the final table results:

1. Abe Mosseri — $165,521
2. Masayoshi Tanaka — $102,313
3. Julie Schneider — $66,285
4. John Juanda — $44,941
5. Blair Rodman — $31,818
6. Brad Libson — $23,484

Here are the eliminations hands according to Card Player’s Live Updates:

Brad Libson Eliminated in 6th Place ($23,484)

Julie Schneider raises and Brad Libson moves all in for 35,000 before the draw. Schneider calls and both players draw two cards each for both of the first two draws.

Schneider stands pat on the third draw while Libson draws one card.

Schneider ends up making a J-9-5-3-2 and Libson could only produce a A-8-7-4-2, busting him from the tournament.

Blair RodmanBlair Rodman Eliminated in 5th Place ($31,818)

Blair Rodman draws one card on the first draw and bets. Juanda raises and Rodman calls. Rodman draws two cards and Juanda stands pat. Juanda bets and Rodman calls all in for 20,000.

Rodman draws his last card while Juanda stands pat again. Rodman turns over a straight with 6-5-4-3-2 while Juanda shows the winning 8-7-5-4-2.

John Juanda Eliminated in 4th Place ($44,941)

John JuandaAfter being cripple in the hand before when accidentally standing pat with a straight, John Juanda was already all in on the big blind, and Abe Mosseri calls him by default from the small blind.

Juanda drew three cards while Mosseri drew two. On the second draw, Juanda drew two cards while Mosseri stood pat.

Juanda once again drw two cards while Mosseri continued to stand pat. Mosseri wins with a 9-8-7-4-2 and John Juanda was sent to the rail.

Julie Schneider Eliminated in Third Place ($66,285)

Julie Schneider was all in for her last 20,000 in chips and Masayoshi Tanaka called in the small blind. Abe Mosseri raised in the big blind and Tanaka called. Tanaka took two cards, checked and Mosseri stood pat and bet. Schneider took one card and Tanaka called.

The same sequence took place on the second draw and both Tanaka and Mosseri stood pat on the third draw. Schneider took one card and Mosseri showed 9-5-4-3-2, which beat both of his opponents.

Abe Mosseri Wins Event No. 55 ($165,521) Masayoshi Tanaka Eliminated in Second Place ($102,313)

Abe Mosseri dominated heads-up play and quickly had Masayoshi Tanaka down to his final few bets. On the very last hand, Tanaka raised and Mosseri reraised. Tanaka called and drew two cards and Mosseri drew one. Mosseri bet and was called and stood pat on the second draw.

Tanaka drew one and both players got it all in. Both stood pat on the end and Mosserii quickly put Tanaka out of his misery by showing number three, 7-6-5-3-2. Tanaka couldn’t beat it and was eliminated in second place. Mosseri picked up his first career bracelet just two weeks removed from his sixth place finish in the $10,000 Stud eight-or-better championship.