Asi Moshe outlasted a field of 1,807 entrances to win the 2019 World Series of Poker $1,500 no-limit hold’em bounty event. The Israeli texas hold’em pro safeguarded his 3rd gold arm band and the leading reward of $253,933 for the win. Moshe currently rests behind only Eli Elezra as the Israeli-born player with one of the most wins at the WSOP, having joined Eli Balas as a three-time champ at the series. While the money and also distinctions are significantly appreciated by Moshe, the 35-year-old casino poker pro from Tel Aviv informed reporters that there is a price to spend 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 entered the last day of this occasion in second chip setting with 23 gamers remaining. Only Damjan Radanov unbagged a larger pile for the start of day 3. The two were still atop the leaderboard by the time the final table had been established. Moshe relocated into the outright lead by winning a flip, with his pocket jacks besting the K-Q of Bastian Fischer to send out the German to the rail in nine location ($20,115).
WSOP bracelet winner and 2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure champion Harrison Gimbel was the next to go. He got the last of his brief stack in with QDiamond Suit9Club Fit, just to run into the JSpade SuitJHeart Match of Vitalijs Zavorotnijs. Gimbel fell short to improve and was gotten rid of in eighth area, making $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.
$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty Final Table Results
|2||Damjan Radanov||United States||$156,875|
|4||Patrick Truong||United States||$82,764|
|6||Andrew Hills||United Kingdom||$45,521|
|7||Timothy Stephens||United States||$34,300|
|8||Harrison Gimbel||United States||$26,125|