2013 World Series of Poker

Event #19: $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em
Day: 3
Event Info

2013 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
15,000 / 30,000

Davidi Kitai Wins Second Career Bracelet in Event #19: $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em ($224,560)

Level 25 : 15,000/30,000, 0 ante
WSOP Event 19 Gold Bracelet Winner Davidi Kitai
WSOP Event 19 Gold Bracelet Winner Davidi Kitai

Davidi Kitai outlasted a small-but-stacked field of 195 entrants to take down his second bracelet in Event #19: $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em, along with about a quarter of a million dollars. His other bracelet came also came in a PLHE event, a $2,000 buy-in, when he won $244,583.

Sixteen players entered Day 3, and Jesse Martin was the chipleader. He was unable to get much going however, and he busted in 10th place. Online legend Dan "djk123" Kelly was also an early casualty, as his fourth Day 3 of this World Series of Poker was cut short when he busted 12th.

The final table lasted a mere 90 hands, and Kitai was the chipleader almost from start to finish, despite facing a formidable row of opponents that included bracelet winners Dario Minieri (8th), Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier (7th) and Eugene Katchalov (5th). Kitai grabbed the chiplead shortly after the unofficial, 10-player, final table began when he made a big calldown against Minieri. He then turned up the aggression, opening pots constantly, and went into heads-up play against Cary Katz with a big lead after busting two players when his nines held up in a three-way all in against the {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} of Vincent Bartello (3rd place) and the {q-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} of Dimitar Danchev (4th).

Katz battled fiercely in the heads up, and even took over the chiplead. In the end, he got it all in with kings against Kitai's jacks when Kitai had him covered, and Kitai was fortunate enough to spike a jack on the flop to seal the tournament.

Kitai added a second bracelet to a collection of championships that also includes WPT and EPT titles.

1Davidi KitaiBelgium$224,560
2Cary KatzUSA$138,794
3Vincent BartelloUSA$103,628
4Dimitar DanchevBulgaria$77,893
5Eugene KatchalovUkraine$58,912
6Kristina HolstUSA$44,844
7Bertrand GrospellierFrance$34,341
8Dario MinieriItaly$26,468
9Chris JohnsonUSA$20,520

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Tags: Bertrand GrospellierCary KatzDario MinieriDavidi KitaiEugene Katchalov