Saturday, June 22, 2019 3:18 AM Local Time
Asi Moshe Captures Third Bracelet In Event #44: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty
Arguably one of the most anticipated tournaments of the series has come to an end today and a new champion has been crowned in Event #44: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty. The tournament field that started with 1,807 players that walked through the doors of the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, and when the tournament had come to an end, it was Asi Moshe who took down the tournament for a staggering $253,933 as well as a shiny new WSOP bracelet to add to his collection.
"It really feels amazing, each one feels so different. This year the traveling was really hard. I have a wife and a daughter, who is 2 1/2, and I love them both so very much, so being here for the summer wasn't easy for me and it's not easy for them, and this really makes it worth it, it's really special for me."
Moshe came into Day 3 second in chips and instantly started to stack chips when he got in a, three and four-bet pot before all the chips in the middle preflop Joshua Gottesman. Moshe was ahead with pocket nines until Gottesman's big slick paired on the turn. The river, however, was not on Gottesman's side as Moshe rivered a set and he was eliminated from the tournament. Moshe wasn't done there as shortly after he got all his chips in the middle once again, this time he held pocket kings against Thiago Macedo ace rag. Macedo was unable to pair his ace and Moshe claimed another early knockout to start the day.
Moshe would continue his early run of eliminations and claimed another bounty when he spiked a four-card king-high flush on the turn to send Matthew Volosevich and his wingless ducks out the door. Benjamin Chalot would be next on the Moshe bounty list when he couldn't pair either his king nor jack and ace-high was all it took to send Chalot on his sailboat home.
Final Table Results
|1||Asi Moshe||Israel||$ 253,933|
|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|
Final Table Action
Bastian Fischer would be Moshe's first victim at the final table. Fischer who shoved all in from early position had a call from Tonio Roder and Moshe re-shoved to get heads up against. Fischer was drawing dead after Moshes turned a set of hooks and he took the first exit on the final table of nine. Harrison Gimbel was the next casualty after he shoved his queen-nine offsuit into Vitalijs Zavorotnijs pocket jacks and that was all she wrote for the former bracelet winner being eliminated in eighth.
Zavorotnijs would claim another victim at the final table when Timothy Stephens ran is ace-queen suited into his rockets. Stephens was drawing the world with flush and broadway outs headed to the river but couldn't hit and he was sent out the door.
Nine hands later would see Andrew Hills exit as shoved his ace-eight into Damjan Radanov dominant ace-ten of. Hills was drawing dead after Radanov paired his ten on the flop and rolled out in sixth place.
The start of five-handed action saw some big hands between Zavorotnijs and Moshe that ended with Zavorotnijs on the losing end when he jammed ace-queen suited into Moshe's ladies. Moshe would boat up on the river sending Zavorotnijs home in fifth.
That wouldn't be the end of Moshe's dominance as Patrick Troung was next on the hit list when he decided to risk his tournament life with pocket threes after Moshe had raised under the gun. Troung's pocket pair went down the drain on the flop when Moshe paired his ace and he took a fourth-place finish.
Moshe went into three-handed play with a 7:1 chip lead over both of his opponents until the momentum changed ten hands in when Tonio Roder's ace-jack hit a broadway turn that paired Moshe's ace-queen. Two hands later, Moshe would double up Radanov and his pocket jacks and just like that, his 7:1 chip lead was gone.
"I really just tried to disconnect from the positives and negatives in poker. I think even at one point I was the shortest stack when we were three-handed and I tried to take it one spot at a time."
Moshe would gain back control after two family pots would put him back to a 3:1 chip advantage. Four hands into level 35 saw Roder three-barrel bluff into Moshe's pocket aces and just like that the German's tournament came to a crashing end in third place.
The heads up battled started Moshe having a lead until Radanov found a double with pocket jack. Five hands later the two would have all their chips in the middle once again when Moshe put Radanov all-in from the small blind.
"I think it was standard, we are playing big blind ante and you want to shove with a lot wider verity when he has 12 big blinds", when asked about what would be the final hand of the evening.
This time, Radanov didn't have a made hand but his ten-eight suited was far ahead of Moshe's four-three suited. The flop was good for Radanov as duces paired the board with a queen and turn came another queen. Radanov was one card away to turning this heads-up match around until the dealer threw a four on the river and as fate would have it, Moshe would claim his 24th bounty of the tournament as Radanov was eliminated in second place, with the rail from Israel started chanting "Asi Asi Asi"
"I really want to say, and this is important, I really love my wife Enga and my daughter Mika, this is for them."
That brings an end to this tournament! Tune in for updates on every WSOP event here on PokerNews throughout the rest of the summer.
Saturday, June 22, 2019 12:37 AM Local Time
Damjan Radanov Eliminated in 2nd Place ($156,875)
Hand #164: Asi Moshe raised to 6,000,000, effectively setting his opponent all in, and Damjan Radanov called.
The flop came which was good for Radanov.
The turn fell the and Radanov had one card to go before he doubled up.
As fate would have it the fell on the River and Radanov was eliminated in second place, while the rail from Israel started chanting "Asi Asi Asi".
Moshe wins his third WSOP bracelet and will pose for the winner shots shortly. A full recap of today's action is to follow.
|Asi Moshe||45,175,000||7,275,000 |
|Damjan Radanov||0||-7,300,000 |
Saturday, June 22, 2019 12:33 AM Local Time
Hands #160-163: Moshe Continues to be Dominant
Hand #160: Damjan Radanov got a walk.
Hand #161: Damjan Radanov opened for 900,000 and Asi Moshe called.
The board of was checked down to the river and Moshe took down the pot with 2,800,000 bet.
Hand #162: Asi Moshe opened to 600,000 and Damjan Radanov folded.
Hand #163: Damjan Radanov open jammed for 5,500,000 and Asi Moshe folded.
Saturday, June 22, 2019 12:26 AM Local Time
Hands 156-159: Radanov Gets Teeth Into Match After Double
Hand #156: Damjan Radanov walk.
Hand #157: Asi Moshe got a walk.
Hand #158: Moshe shoved and got a call from Radanov.
The flop came . The turn was the and the river a meaningless to give Radanov a double up to get his teeth back into the match.
Hand #159: Radanov raised to 900,000 from the small blind and Moshe called. The flop came the . They both checked. The turn was the . Radanov bet 600,000 and Moshe called. The river was the . Radanov fired a bet of 1,800,000 which Moshe raised to 8,850,000 which folded out Radanov.
|Asi Moshe||37,900,000||-1,900,000 |
|Damjan Radanov||7,300,000||1,900,000 |
Saturday, June 22, 2019 12:19 AM Local Time
Hands #152-155: Heads Up Action; Walks
Hand #152: Damjan Radanov got a walk.
Hand #153: Damjan Radanov open jammed and took down the pot.
Hand #154: Asi Moshe raised to 5,900,000 and Damjan Radanov folded.
Hand #155: Asi Moshe got a walk.
Saturday, June 22, 2019 12:12 AM Local Time
Tonio Roder Eliminated in 3rd Place ($113,360)
Hand #151: Tonio Roder raised to 1,400,000 from the small blind. Asi Moshe called from the big. The flop came . Roder led out with a bet of 1,100,000 which Moshe called. The turn was the . Roder barreled 3,700,000 into Moshe who called. The river was the . Roder moved all in after a few moments of waiting and Moshe snap called.
Roder showed which was crushed by Moshe's and just like that the German's tournament came to a crashing end in third place.
|Asi Moshe||39,800,000||9,000,000 |
|Damjan Radanov||5,400,000||-1,800,000 |
|Tonio Roder||0||-7,200,000 |
Saturday, June 22, 2019 12:10 AM Local Time
Hands #148-150: Roder Doubles
Hand #148: Damjan Radanov raised to 800,000 on the button. Asi Moshe moved all in from the big blind and Radanov thought it over for a few moments before folding.
Hand #149: Tonio Roder limped from the button, Asi Moshe jammed from the small blind and Roder called the all in. He was in good shape heading to the flop with his tournament life on the line.
The flop came the , the turn , the river and Roder scored an important double up.
Hand #150: Roder got a walk.
Saturday, June 22, 2019 12:01 AM Local Time
Level 35 started
Friday, June 21, 2019 11:58 PM Local Time
Hands #144-147: Moshe On The Comeback
Hand #144: Asi Moshe opened for 625,000 and Tonio Roder took down the pot after he three-bet to 2,200,000.
Hand #145: Damjan Radanov opened for 600,000 and Asi Moshe defended his big blind.
Moshe check-called the 300,000 bet from Radanov after the flop.
Moshe fired out 800,000 on the turn and Radanov mucked his hand.
Hand #146: Tonio Roder opened for 450,000 and both Damjan Radanov and Asi Moshe called.
The flop was checked to Roder who fired out 700,000, Moshe called and Radanov raised to 2,130,000. Roder got out of the way and Moshe called.
Both players checked the turn and Moshe took down the pot when the fell on the river and he bet 7,330,000.
Hand #147: Asi Moshe opened for 625,000 and Tonio Roder defended his blind.
Both players checked the flop.
The came on the turn and Roder check-called the 1,230,000 bet from Moshe.
Moshe took the down the pot when he bet 3,330,000 after Roder checked the on the river to him.
|Asi Moshe||30,800,000||7,100,000 |
|Tonio Roder||7,200,000||-2,800,000 |
|Damjan Radanov||7,200,000||-4,200,000 |
Friday, June 21, 2019 11:44 PM Local Time
Hands #140-143: Family Pots Put Moshe Back in Control
Hand #140: Tonio Roder raised to 600,000 from the button. Asi Moshe called in the small blind and Damjan Radanov called from the big blind. A family pot saw the flop come the . Action checked around. The turn was the . Moshe led out with a bet of 950,000, Radanov called and Roder folded. The river was the . Moshe led out again with a bet of 2,700,000 which Radanov called. Moshe had the best hand as he revealed the .
Hand #141: Moshe raised to 625,000 on the button. Radanov called from the small. Roder popped it all in from the big blind which forced both his opponents to fold their hands.
Hand #142: Roder limped from the small. Moshe checked. The flop came . Moshe bet 500,000 and Roder folded.
Hand #143: Roder raised to 600,000 from the button. Radanov defended the big blind. The flop came the . Roder continued with a bet of 400,000 and Radanov called. The turn was the . They went to the river after checking which came the . Radanov led out with a bet of 1,500,000 which Roder folded to.
|Asi Moshe||23,700,000||4,700,000 |
|Damjan Radanov||11,400,000||-4,000,000 |
|Tonio Roder||10,000,000||-700,000 |
Friday, June 21, 2019 11:35 PM Local Time
Hands #136-139: Quiet Back & Forth Tussles
Hand #136: Tonio Roder limped in from the small blind and Asi Moshe checked his option.
The board of was checked down and Roder tabled for the winner.
Hand #137: Tonio Roder opened to 600,000 and Damjan Radanov defended his big blind.
Radanov chek-folded to the 400,000 bet from Roder after the flop.
Hand #138: Asi Moshe opened for 625,000 and Damjan Radanov three-bet to 2,150,000 and won the pot.
Hand #139: Tonio limped in from the small blind and Asi Moshe took down the pot when he raised to 1,050,000.
|Asi Moshe||19,000,000||-1,100,000 |
|Damjan Radanov||15,400,000||300,000 |
|Tonio Roder||10,700,000||800,000 |
Friday, June 21, 2019 11:28 PM Local Time
Hands #132-135: Moshe Shoves River to Fold Out Roder
Hand #132: Damjan Radanov limped from the small blind. Tonio Roder raised to 1,050,000 from the big to which Radanov responded with a three-bet to 4,000,000 which quickly folded out Roder.
Hand #133: Roder limped from the small blind. Asi Moshe raised to 1,050,000 and Roder called. The flop came the . Moshe fired a bet of 1,000,000 which Roder called. The turn was the . Roder checked again and Moshe made a bigger bet of 3,380,000 which Roder swiftly called. The river was the . Moshe moved all in after a check and Roder went deep into the tank, but eventually laid it down to send Moshe some much needed momentum.
Hand #134: Moshe raised to 1,050,000 from the small blind which folded out the big.
Hand #135: Moshe raised to 625,000 on the button, Roder defended his big blind. The flop came the , action went check check to the turn which was the . Roder led out with 600,000 and Moshe folded.
|Asi Moshe||20,100,000||5,400,000 |
|Damjan Radanov||15,100,000||600,000 |
|Tonio Roder||9,900,000||-6,000,000 |
Friday, June 21, 2019 11:18 PM Local Time
Hands #128-131: Stacks Are Dead Even
Hand #128: Tonio Roder opened for 600,000 and Asi Moshe three-bet to 2,180,000. Roder jammed for 8,680,000 and Moshe folded.
Hand #129: Asi Moshe opened for 625,000 and Tonio Roder defended his big.
Roder check-called the 525,000 bet from Moshe after the flop came .
The turn fell the and Rodercheck-shoved for 9,980,000 after Moshe bet 1,950,000, Moshe folded.
Hand #130: Damjan Radanov opened to 600,000, Tonio Roder called and Asi Moshe jammed for 13,400,000 and both his opponents folded.
Hand #131: Tonio Roder opened for 600,000 and Damjan Radanov defended his big blind.
The board of was checked down to the Roder fired out 800,000. Radanov made the call and Roder tabled for the winner.
|Tonio Roder||15,900,000||7,200,000 |
|Asi Moshe||14,700,000||-4,200,000 |
|Damjan Radanov||14,500,000||-3,100,000 |
Friday, June 21, 2019 11:08 PM Local Time
Hands #124-127: Flop Play
Hand #124: Damjan Radanov raised to 700,000 from the button. Asi Moshe defended the big blind. The flop came the . Both players checked to the turn which was the . Radanov bet 400,000 and Moshe folded.
Hand #125: Moshe limped the small blind. Radanov checked his option. The flop was the . Moshe led out with a 300,000 bet and Radanov folded.
Hand #126: Moshe raised to 625,000 from the button which garnered folds.
Hand #127: Tonio Roder limped from the small blind. Moshe checked. The flop was the . Moshe bet 550,000 after a Roder check and Roder raised to 1,850,000 which forced Moshe to fold.
|Asi Moshe||18,900,000||-800,000 |
|Damjan Radanov||17,600,000||-700,000 |
|Tonio Roder||8,700,000||600,000 |
Friday, June 21, 2019 11:03 PM Local Time
Hands #120-123: Radanov Doubles Through Moshe Again
Hand #120: Asi Moshe opened to 625,000 and was uncontested.
Hand #121: Damjan Radanov opened for 650,000 and Asi Moshe defended his big blind.
Moshe checked the flop of and Radanov bet 500,000. Moshe three-bet to 1,400,000 and Radanov jammed for 7,700,000, Moshe called.
The on the turn paired the board and the on the river gave Radanov another double up from Moshe.
Hand #122: Asi Moshe opened for 1,000,000 from the small blind and Damjan Radanov folded his big.
Hand #123: Damjan Radanov limped from the small blind and Tonio Roder checked his option.
Both players checked the board of down to the river and Radanov took down the pot with a 300,000 bet.
|Asi Moshe||19,700,000||-7,300,000 |
|Damjan Radanov||18,300,000||9,800,000 |
|Tonio Roder||8,100,000||-1,500,000 |
Friday, June 21, 2019 10:51 PM Local Time
Level 34 started
Friday, June 21, 2019 10:42 PM Local Time
Hands #119: Radanov Doubles Through Moshe, Break Time
Hand #119: Asi Moshe put Damjan Radanov all in from the small blind and Radanov called.
The flop came and Radanov was in great shape as he and Moshe switched outs.
The turn and river were bricks and Radanov doubled up.
Players are on a 15-minute break.
|Asi Moshe||27,000,000||-4,100,000 |
|Tonio Roder||9,600,000||0 |
|Damjan Radanov||8,500,000||4,100,000 |
Friday, June 21, 2019 10:37 PM Local Time
Hands #115-118: Roder Shoves Back
Hand #115: Tonio Roder limped from the small blind and Asi Moshe checked to the flop of . Roder bet 250,000 and Moshe called. The turn was the . Roder bet 1,000,000 and Moshe folded his hand.
Hand #116: Moshe raised all in from the small blind and Damjan Radanov was forced to fold from the big blind.
Hand #117: Moshe raised to 525,000 from the button. Roder folded after some confusion.
Hand #118: Roder limped from the small blind which Moshe met with a raise to 800,000. Roder came over the top with an all in and Moshe quickly folded.
|Asi Moshe||31,100,000||-400,000 |
|Tonio Roder||9,600,000||800,000 |
|Damjan Radanov||4,400,000||400,000 |
Friday, June 21, 2019 10:29 PM Local Time
Hands #111-114: Roder Doubles Through Moshe
Hand #111: Asi Moshe opened for 525,000 and Damjan Radanov moved all in for 4,000,000 from the small blind and took down the pot.
Hand #112: Tonio Roder moved all in for 4,430,000 from the small blind and Asi Moshe called from the big.
The flop came and the players exchanged outs.
The came on the turn and Moshe needed another queen or the case ace to spike in order win the hand and a jack to chop it up.
The river came a brick and Roder got a much needed double up.
Hand #113: Damjan Radanov got a walk.
Hand #114: Asi Moshe opened to 525,000 and was uncontested.
|Asi Moshe||31,500,000||27,700,000 |
|Tonio Roder||8,800,000||3,900,000 |
|Damjan Radanov||4,000,000||0 |
Friday, June 21, 2019 10:23 PM Local Time
Hands #107-110: Jams Without Toast
Hand #107: Damjan Radanov received a walk
Hand #108: Asi Moshe raised to 525,000 on the button, Radanov re-raised all in from the small blind and Moshe folded.
Hand #109: Radanov jammed from the button, Moshe asked for a count but eventually folded.
Hand #110: Tonio Roder moved all in from the button and got no callers.
|Tonio Roder||4,900,000||0 |
|Damjan Radanov||4,000,000||1,300,000 |
|Asi Moshe||3,800,000||-33,700,000 |