New York pro Abe Mosseri has claimed his first World Series of Poker bracelet and the top prize of $165 521in Event 55 – the $2 500 buy-in 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit).
Besting a field of 258 players for his slice of the $593 000 prize pool, Mosseri sent runner-up Masayoshi Tanaka home with a second place paycheck of $102 313 in the one hour heads up.
Mosseri started the six hour final table with a useful chip lead, facing:
Hertzel Zalewski – 111 000
Nam Le – 95 000
Masayoshi Tanaka – 345 000
Brad Libson – 146 000
Kris Lord – 87 000
Julie Schneider – 163 000
John Juanda – 182 000
Blair Rodman – 358 000
Abe Mosseri – 447 000
Julie Schneider's elimination in third place for $66 285 just after 8.30pm Vegas time cleared the way for the Mosseri vs. Tanaka showdown, which the former efficiently wrapped up in an hour to claim his second cash in this year's WSOP.
Winning a gold bracelet against a field that included Daniel Negreanu, John Juanda, Greg Raymer, Mike Sexton, Erick Lindgren, Barry Greenstein, Robert Williamson III, Jimmy Fricke, Victor Ramdin, Shawn Sheikhan, Greg Mueller, Steve Sung, Allen Kessler, and John Phan was a notable achievement.
The win gives Mosseri his first WSOP bracelet, bringing his career winnings in 9 cashes to date to $595 699.