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Poker News | World Series of Poker

Davidi Kitai Wins Event #15: $3,000 Six-Handed NLHE to Claim Third Bracelet

Davidi Kitai Event #15 WSOP 2014
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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

1Davidi Kitai$508,640
2Gordon Vayo$314,535
3Tony Ruberto$200,476
4Mark Darner$132,169
5John Andress$89,734
6Zachary Korik$62,690
7Heinz Kamutzki45,022
8Phil Hellmuth45,022
9Bill Burford33,213

It finally came down to Vayo going all-in with the {a-Spades}{5-Clubs} only to find his hand dominated by Kitai's {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} 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 {J-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{6-Clubs} flop was good to Kitai and gave him extra outs to a straight. The {7-Hearts} on the turn was perfect and the {K-Spades} 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.

Congratulations Davidi!

Caitlyn Howe talks to Davidi after his win:

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