The biggest Limit Hold'em tournament of the 2013 WSOP kicked off with 170 players that posted a $5,000 buy-in looking for gold, glory, and cash. Those players built a prize pool of $799,000 and Michael Moore walked away with the title and over $210,000.
Day 3 started with 12 players and when the final table was determined, the notable players still in action were: Justin Bonomo, Greg Mueller, Ben Yu, Todd Witteles, Ronnie Bardah, and Gabriel Nassif.
Bardah and Nassif, along with Moore, made it to three-handed play. Nassif took Bardah out in third place to send him home with $94,793, and shifted into heads-up play with a chiplead over Moore — 1.68 million to 870,000. Nassif's lead stood for a bit, but eventually Moore battled back and took over.
Hand #334 marked the end of Nassif — he raised from the button and after numerous raises went in, Nassif went all-in.
The flop put Nassif ahead but the turned was nothing but trouble...Moore had trips. The filled in the board and it was over. Nassif was gone in second place for $130,852.
Michal “Big Store” Moore finished 10th in the 1995 WSOP Main Event for $27,680; he now has a gold bracelet and tripled his WSOP career earnings with the first place prize of $211,743. Congratulations Michael!
Lynn Gilmartin talks to Michael after his win: