Asi Moshe Wins Fourth WSOP Bracelet in €1,650 PLO/NLHE Mix
27 October 2019
PokerBrave (1135 articles)

Asi Moshe has won the €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha/No-Limit Hold’em Mix event at the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe. He now has four WSOP gold bracelets and total live earnings of over $2.5 million! This caps a fantastic year for Moshe since he had already won a bracelet during 2019 WSOP in Las Vegas by conquering Event #44: $1,500 Bounty No-Limit Hold’em.

Event #9: €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha/No-Limit Hold’em Mix Final Table Results

Place Winner Country Prize in € Prize in $
1 Asi Moshe Israel €97,465 $108,186
2 Kristoffer Rasmussen Denmark €60,230 $66,855
3 Harout Ghazarian Canada €41,754 $46,347
4 William Chattaway United Kingdom €29,480 $32,723
5 Jakob Madsen Denmark €21,206 $23,539
6 Erik Cajelais Canada €15,548 $17,258
8 Quan Zhou China €8,861 $9,836

Last year, countryman and good friend of Moshe, Timur Margolin managed to achieve the feat of winning a bracelet in Las Vegas and Rozvadov in the same year. Earlier this festival, Dash Dudley did the same, and now Moshe joins that elite group.

“It’s really crazy, especially considered I don’t really play Omaha.”

When asked about how he feels for winning his fourth career bracelet, Moshe said, “It’s really crazy, especially considered I don’t really play Omaha, just a little bit online but just the way I pick up the cards feels really weird. But poker tournaments are poker tournaments; it still worked out. I looked at the ICM, and I got many chips, so everything worked out, but I’m not an Omaha player for sure.”

Play three-handed lasted for quite a while. Moshe: “I felt ok. Obviously, the situation can change a lot in three-handed play. Harout Ghazarian on my left doubled three different times on me, but I just tried to play ICM, according to their stacks. I tried to refocus on every hand and play disconnected from the hand before.”

Something that Moshe had on his side was the rail, with many of his friends supporting him during the ride of the final table. “There is a lot of people from Israel who come to play here, so I had some very good friends here to support me.”

“I was just coming here for five days like I did last year, and I’m glad it ended up with a bracelet.”

Regarding his plans for the rest of the festival, he said, “In fact, I miss my daughter too much. I knew I was just coming here for five days like I did last year, and I’m glad it ended up with a bracelet. I’m happy to come home, and I want to send my thoughts to my wife Erga and my daughter Mika!”

Event #9: €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha/No-Limit Hold’em Mix Day 2 Action

Day 2 of the event started with 56 hopefuls returning to their seats. With 42 players receiving a payout based on the structure, it meant that fourteen of them would leave empty-handed.

Among those who didn’t manage to earn money were bracelet winner Samuel Higgs and Ming Jeun Teoh, while the bubble-boy was Siarhei Chudapal. The player from Belarus was left with fewer than five big blinds, and he put them in the middle with jacks from the small blind, after Paul Hendee’s open from the button who called with king-three. The board had just one three on the flop, but a king on the turn and another three on the river sent Chudapal to the rail one place shy of the money.

Big Names that Fell Short

After the bubble burst, the eliminations were quick and multiple bracelet winners Daniel Negreanu (37th, €2,392), Jeff Madsen (34th, €2,392), Shaun Deeb (26th, €2,699), and Jeff Lisandro (24th, €3,116) departed from the field before the last two tables.

The biggest story of the event until the final table was the appearance of Chris Ferguson. Ferguson went all the way to enter the unofficial nine-handed final table, but the dream of winning his seventh bracelet was lost in a Pot-Limit Omaha hand against Harout Ghazarian. Ferguson had to compromise with the ninth place and a €6,893 payout.

The Dominant Performance of Asi Moshe

Asi Moshe had a fantastic performance from start to finish, sitting with the chip lead at the beginning of Day 2, something that he didn’t relinquish almost for all fourteen hours of play.

When the event was left six-handed, Moshe started a rampage that resulted in sending all of his opponents to the rail after this point. Erik Cajelais, Jakob Madsen, William Chattaway, Harout Ghazarian, and eventually Kristoffer Rasmussen in the heads-up, all surrendered to Moshe.

The heads-up lasted only two hands when Moshe shoved with jack-ten, and he got called by his opponent’s queen jack. The flop had a queen, but Moshe turned a straight to send his last opponent packing and earn his fourth bracelet.