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Poker News | World Series of Poker | WSOP 2013

Davidi Kitai Scores Event #19 $5,000 Pot Limit Hold'em

Davidi Kitai Event #19 WSOP 2013
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A stacked field of 195 players took to the tables in Event #19 $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em but only one had all the chips at the end — Davidi Kitai won his second bracelet and close to a quarter of a million dollars. Kitai's first bracelet came in a PLHE event also, a $2,000 buy-in in 2008, with a first place price of $244,583.

1Davidi Kitai$224,560
2Cary Katz$138,794
3Vincent Bartello$103,628
4Dimitar Danchev$77,893
5Eugene Katchalov$58,912
6Kristina Holst$44,844
7Bertrand Grospellier$34,341
8Dario Minieri$26,468
9Chris Johnson$20,520

The final table was the scene of an accident planned to happen, lasting only 90 hands as Kitai managed to hold the chip lead almost from start to finish even though he was up against pro opponents that included bracelet winners Dario Minieri (8th), Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier (7th) and Eugene Katchalov (5th).

The final hand hit at #90: Kitai raised to 60,000, Katz made it 160,000. Kitai raised to 360,000. Katz raised pot, and Kitai snap-called.

Kitai: {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}
Katz: {k-Clubs}{k-Spades}

The flop gave Kitai the lead — {j-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}. The {7-Spades} turned and the {a-Diamonds} hit on the river. Kitai had Katz covered by a small margin and Kitai stacked a second Pot-Limit Hold'em event at the World Series of Poker.

Kitai is one of a handful of poker's Triple Crown winners and his second bracelect was added to a collection of championships that also includes World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour titles.

Lynn Gilmartin talks to Kitai after the tournament:

Find the full tournament report here.

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