The 2014 World Series of Poker Event #15: $3,000 Six-Handed No Limit Hold’em had 810 players that wanted the gold bracelet and the $508,640 first-place prize. But lurking somewhere in the competition was a player from Belgium and he was after his third gold bracelet. That player is Davidi Kitai! He came to play and that was a good thing because the match was paused on Day 3 and Kitai and Gordon Vayo returned on Day 4 to finish what started on Day 1.
Heads-up play lasted 109 hands with the lead changing more than once. When the two started the heads-up dance for the championship, Kitai had 5.84 million to Vayo's 1.45 million. It took roughly 40 hands for Vayo to take the lead. When Day 4 started Vayo had 3.75 million to Kitai's 3.545 million. Kitai whittled away at Vayo but Vayo didn't make it easy.
Final Table Results
It finally came down to Vayo going all-in with the only to find his hand dominated by Kitai's on Hand #231.
Kitai walked away from the table to stand with his friends on the rail. Vayo stayed at the table — hands behind his head.
The flop was good to Kitai and gave him extra outs to a straight. The on the turn was perfect and the on the river sealed the deal for Kitai.
Kitai now has three World Series of Poker bracelets and is the first non-American to win a bracelet at the 2014 WSOP.
With this victory Kitai joined the elite group of three-time bracelet winners which includes Barry Greenstein, Michael Mizrachi, Antonio Esfandiari, and Chip Reese. His lifetime WSOP earnings are now over $1.5 million.
Caitlyn Howe talks to Davidi after his win: