Tuesday, November 16, 2021 6:23 PM Local Time
David Moses Wins Maiden Bracelet in 2021 WSOP Event #70: $888 Crazy Eights ($888,888)
On the third and final day of the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #70: $888 Crazy Eights, a champion was crowned as David Moses defeated Sejin Park in heads-up play to win his first bracelet and a $888,888 top prize.
The event attracted 5,252 entries to create a prize pool of $4,150,761, with the majority of that money awarded to the players at the final table. There were three starting flights and players made the money by the end of the first day. There were 237 players who made it to Day 2 and six of them returned for the final day looking for gold, but only Moses was able to bring the bracelet home.
Event #70: $888 Crazy Eights Final Table Results
|1||David Moses||United States||$888,888|
|2||Sejin Park||South Korea||$400,888|
|4||Paul Fehlig||United States||$134,888|
|7||Joseph Liberta||United States||$61,888|
|8||Farhad Davoudzadeh||United States||$47,888|
Moses mentioned he was laid off from work last year and started playing poker regularly since then, which has now culminated in a massive score and his first bracelet.
"Everybody wants a bracelet. They asked me if I wanted a picture of it when we got heads-up and I said I'll get a picture when I win. Just being honest, the money mattered a lot more. It's a huge amount of money for an eight-hundred dollar tournament, it's life-changing money. I've got two amazing backers. The series has been kind of rough, but it's definitely not rough anymore."
Many in the poker community may have seen Moses around poker rooms wearing a Grinch hat or using his Grinch card protector named "Leroy."
"A few years ago, I was one of like five or six people who started streaming on Global Poker. I had a Grinch avatar at some point… and because I streamed and ranted, I became known as 'The Global Grinch'. So I bought this hat… and as a joke, I wore it to a $400 tournament in Cherokee at the circuit stop, and not only did people come up and say 'I love the hat' just in general but like eight or nine people over the course of a weekend came up and said, 'Are you 'rUeTaMa' from Global Poker?' or 'Are you that Global Grinch guy?'... so I liked the attention and it just became a schtick."
"So I started wearing the hat and I was in a Gamestop with my son one day and I was like, 'I want that Grinch' so I bought it and started taking it to the tables and using it as a card protector. I have a name-game thing that I do where I get everybody's name at the table... to make the game more social. Since I'm getting everybody's name and repeating it over and over, one day I just said, 'And this is Leroy' out of nowhere. So he got a name, and now he's got his own little schtick. I think I'm gonna make him a Twitter account and an Instagram. Leroy's cooler than me," Moses said with a laugh.
Moses had several people on his rail to cheer him on throughout his journey today.
"My friend Manny and my friend Chris O'Neil… I can't give those two guys enough credit. I've roomed with them for the second half of the trip.They have helped my game so much in the past three weeks. I'm actually pretty embarrassed how bad I played five weeks ago before I met Manny and Chris. They think I'm being modest about that but they get a lot of credit for this. It's insane."
Final Table Action
On Monday, Lich Bui was the first one to go out at the unofficial final table in ninth when his ladies couldn't hold against sevens. Farhad Davoudzadeh was the next one gone when his ace-nine got beat by ace-eight when an eight appeared on the turn. Joseph Liberta was the last one gone at the end of the night when he ran a weak ace into Moses' ace-queen.
The six remaining players came back on Tuesday and the action continued at a brisk pace. Three-time bracelet winner Georgios Sotiropoulos fell short of another bracelet after running his stack into a better kicker. Several double-ups occurred before Leonid Yanovski got in his ace-king against the ace-queen of Moses. A queen came in the window and Moses held to send Yanovski to the rail and take the chip lead.
Paul Fehlig was the next one sent home by Park, and three players remained with Moses having the most chips. Eventually, Moses was able to accumulate chips from the other two players to hold a large majority, and Park knocked out Timo Kamphues when his sixes held against ace-four. That set up a heads-up match between Moses and Park with the former starting with a chip lead of almost three times his opponent.
Park got himself a double when a flop gave him straight and also gave Moses top two pair. However, the duo got their chips in preflop shortly after, and Moses had a big advantage holding ace-eight against king-eight. Both players held an eight in the "crazy eights" tournament and as the board ran out blanks and Park failed to improve, Moses was officially the winner of the tournament and celebrated his first bracelet win and huge score with his rail.
Congratulations to David Moses for winning the 2021 WSOP Event #70: $888 Crazy Eights!
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Tuesday, November 16, 2021 4:43 PM Local Time
Sejin Park Eliminated in 2nd Place ($400,888)
Sejin Park jammed for his last 32,000,000 and David Moses made the call from the big blind.
Unfortunately for Park, he was dominated as he only had one live card and the flop was no help. The on the turn paired both players eight and Park couldn't catch his king on the river. Park took home second-place prize of $400,888 for his efforts.
|David Moses||210,000,000||44,000,000 |
|Sejin Park||0||-44,000,000 |
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 4:36 PM Local Time
Moses Increases Lead
David Moses called in the small blind and Sejin Park checked.
The flop came and both players checked.
The turn saw a 6 million bet by Park and a call by Moses, and the river saw another 6 million bet and a call.
Moses showed to take the pot against Park's jack-high.
|David Moses||166,000,000||18,000,000 |
|Sejin Park||44,000,000||-18,000,000 |
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 4:36 PM Local Time
Level 43 started
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 4:29 PM Local Time
Moses Goes Heavy on the Turn
David Moses raised the button to 7,000,000 and Sejin Park made the call.
The dealer fanned a flop of and once Park checked, Moses continued for 5,000,000, which Park called.
The hit the turn and Park checked again. Moses fired out a bet of 16,000,000 and Park tossed his cards into the middle.
|David Moses||148,000,000||12,700,000 |
|Sejin Park||62,000,000||-12,700,000 |
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 4:25 PM Local Time
Park Doubles in Huge Cooler
Sejin Park opened to 7.5 million and David Moses called.
The flop came and after Moses checked, Park bet 6 million. Moses responded by jamming and Park snap-called.
Moses flopped top two but Park flopped the nuts. Moses was looking to fill up to end the tournament but the came on the turn, and the wasn't a queen or ten so Park doubled and celebrated with his rail.
|David Moses||135,300,000||-31,400,000 |
|Sejin Park||74,700,000||31,400,000 |
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 4:17 PM Local Time
Moses Flops an Eight
David Moses raised to 7,000,000 and Sejin Park made the call.
The flop came and Park check-called 5,000,000.
The turn and river got checked down and Moses tabled for eights and deuces on the flop before Park mucked his hand.
|David Moses||166,700,000||11,600,000 |
|Sejin Park||43,300,000||-11,600,000 |
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 4:06 PM Local Time
Timo Kamphues Eliminated in 3rd Place ($200,888)
Sejin Park opened to 6 million on the button and Timo Kamphues jammed for 22.3 million in the big blind. Park thought about it and eventually tossed a single chip high into the air which came back down to hit the felt and signify a call.
The flop gave Kamphues a pair and backdoor flush outs but he was still behind. The came on the turn and the completed the board to send him to the rail and collect a $200,888 payday as Park celebrated with his own rail.
The players will now take a short break before beginning heads-up play.
|David Moses||155,100,000||-14,100,000 |
|Sejin Park||54,900,000||25,900,000 |
|Timo Kamphues||0||-11,800,000 |
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 3:59 PM Local Time
Kamphues Finds a Chop
Timo Kamphues jammed on the button for about 9,800,000 and David Moses called in the big blind.
Moses had him drawing to a chop on the turn as he made a straight, but the put a bigger straight on the board for a chop pot.
|David Moses||169,200,000||2,000,000 |
|Sejin Park||29,000,000||-4,000,000 |
|Timo Kamphues||11,800,000||2,000,000 |
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 3:56 PM Local Time
"Y'all Might Want to Fold"
Timo Kamphues raised to 15,000,000 and Sejin Park three-bet to 30,000,000 next to act. David Moses looked down at his cards and said, "Y'all might want to fold right now," as he jammed all-in. Both players instantly mucked and Moses tabled .
|David Moses||167,200,000||56,200,000 |
|Sejin Park||33,000,000||-31,100,000 |
|Timo Kamphues||9,800,000||-25,100,000 |
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 3:52 PM Local Time
Moses Calls Kamphues' River Raise
Timo Kamphues opened to 6 million on the button and David Moses defended the big blind.
The flop and turn were checked through.
The completed the board and Moses bet 5 million. Kamphues then raised to 14.5 million. Moses engaged in a bit of table chatter before calling.
Kamphues could only turn over and Moses showed to take the pot.
|David Moses||111,000,000||22,000,000 |
|Sejin Park||64,100,000||-1,500,000 |
|Timo Kamphues||34,900,000||-20,500,000 |
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 3:43 PM Local Time
Park Leads the Turn
David Moses raised on the button to 6,00,000 and Sejin Park defended the big blind.
The dealer spread a flop of and Park check-called a bet of 3,000,000.
When the hit the turn, Park took the lead, firing in a bet of 6,000,000. That was enough for Moses to surrender the pot.
|David Moses||89,000,000||-12,000,000 |
|Sejin Park||65,600,000||11,600,000 |
|Timo Kamphues||55,400,000||400,000 |
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 3:37 PM Local Time
Level 42 started
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 3:22 PM Local Time
A 15-minute break has been reached.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 3:22 PM Local Time
|David Moses||101,000,000||-17,000,000 |
|Timo Kamphues||55,000,000||-3,000,000 |
|Sejin Park||54,000,000||20,000,000 |
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 3:16 PM Local Time
Kamphues Raises it All
Timo Kamphues raised on t he button to 4,800,000 and David Moses came along in the big blind.
On the flop Moses check-called a bet of 2,400,000.
The hit the turn and Moses took the betting lead, putting out 6,000,000. Kamphues counted his stack and announced he was all-in for about 34,600,000 and Moses cards hit the muck.
|David Moses||118,000,000||-7,700,000 |
|Timo Kamphues||58,000,000||17,400,000 |
|Sejin Park||34,000,000||-9,700,000 |
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 3:10 PM Local Time
Kamphues Hits Flush to Double Through Moses
David Moses jammed in the small blind and Timo Kamphues decided to call off his 19.3 million in the big blind.
Moses was in good shape but Kamphues flopped a flush draw as the dealer fanned out the . The turn completed the flush for Kamphues and the meaningless completed the board.
|David Moses||125,700,000||-19,578,000 |
|Sejin Park||43,700,000||1,100,000 |
|Timo Kamphues||40,600,000||18,400,000 |
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 3:05 PM Local Time
Moses Putting the Pressure On
Timo Kamphues raised to 4,800,000 on the button and David Moses called in the big blind.
On the flop, Moses check-raised the continuation bet of 2,400,000 for all the chips. Kamphues snap-folded, awarding Moses the pot.
The following hand Sejin Park folded on the button and Moses jammed for all the chips. Kamphues instantly folded.
|David Moses||145,278,000||45,278,000 |
|Sejin Park||42,600,000||-17,400,000 |
|Timo Kamphues||22,200,000||-6,800,000 |
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 3:00 PM Local Time
Paul Fehlig Eliminated in 4th Place ($134,888)
Paul Fehlig shoved in his 26.4 million stack on the button. Sejin Park was in the big blind and thought about it before ultimately calling.
Park was calling for an ace and his wish was granted in the window of the pot. The and completed the board to send the chips to Park and send Fehlig home.
|Sejin Park||60,000,000||19,000,000 |
|Paul Fehlig||0||-42,800,000 |
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 2:50 PM Local Time
Kamphues Gets it Through Preflop
The action folded around to Timo Kamphues in the small blind and he jammed his stack in the middle. Sejin Park was in the big blind and asked for a count. After finding out it was 25,100,000 he tanked for about 30 seconds and decided to let his hand go.
|David Moses||100,000,000||9,100,000 |
|Paul Fehlig||42,800,000||-6,200,000 |
|Sejin Park||41,000,000||-3,800,000 |
|Timo Kamphues||29,000,000||-5,800,000 |