David Moses Wins Maiden Bracelet in 2021 WSOP Tournament #70: $888 Loopy Eights ($888,888)

Brandon Bloom

At the 3rd and ultimate day of the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #70: $888 Crazy Eights, a champion used to be topped as David Moses defeated Sejin Park in heads-up play to win his first bracelet and a $888,888 best prize.

The development attracted 5,252 entries to create a prize pool of $4,150,761, with nearly all of that cash awarded to the avid gamers on the ultimate desk. There have been 3 beginning flights and avid gamers made the cash by means of the top of the primary day. There have been 237 avid gamers who made it to Day 2 and 6 of them returned for the overall day searching for gold, however handiest Moses used to be ready to deliver the bracelet house.

Tournament #70: $888 Loopy Eights Ultimate Desk Effects

Position Participant Nation Prize (USD)
1 David Moses United States $888,888
2 Sejin Park South Korea $400,888
3 Timo Kamphues Germany $200,888
4 Paul Fehlig United States $134,888
5 Leonid Yanovski Israel $102,888
6 Georgios Sotiropoulos Greece $79,888
7 Joseph Liberta United States $61,888
8 Farhad Davoudzadeh United States $47,888

Winner’s Response

Moses discussed he used to be laid off from paintings closing yr and began taking part in poker steadily since then, which has now culminated in an enormous rating and his first bracelet.

“Everyone needs a bracelet. They requested me if I sought after an image of it once we were given heads-up and I mentioned I’ll get an image once I win. Simply being fair, the cash mattered much more. It’s an enormous amount of cash for an eight-hundred buck event, it’s life-changing cash. I’ve were given two superb backers. The sequence has been roughly tough, however it’s for sure now not tough anymore.”

Many within the poker neighborhood will have observed Moses round poker rooms dressed in a Grinch hat or the usage of his Grinch card protector named “Leroy.”

“A couple of years in the past, I used to be one in every of like 5 or 6 individuals who began streaming on World Poker. I had a Grinch avatar sooner or later… and since I streamed and ranted, I changed into referred to as ‘The World Grinch’. So I purchased this hat… and as a comic story, I wore it to a $400 event in Cherokee on the circuit prevent, and now not handiest did folks arise and say ‘I really like the hat’ simply usually however like 8 or 9 folks over the process a weekend got here up and mentioned, ‘Are you ‘rUeTaMa’ from World Poker?’ or ‘Are you that World Grinch man?’… so I favored the eye and it simply changed into a schtick.”

“So I began dressed in the hat and I used to be in a Gamestop with my son someday and I used to be like, ‘I would like that Grinch’ so I purchased it and began taking it to the tables and the usage of it as a card protector. I’ve a name-game factor that I do the place I am getting everyone’s call on the desk… to make the sport extra social. Since I’m getting everyone’s call and repeating it time and again, someday I simply mentioned, ‘And that is Leroy’ out of nowhere. So he were given a reputation, and now he’s were given his personal little schtick. I feel I’m gonna make him a Twitter account and an Instagram. Leroy’s cooler than me,” Moses mentioned with amusing.

Moses had a number of folks on his rail to cheer him on all through his adventure as of late.

“My buddy Manny and my buddy Chris O’Neil… I will’t give the ones two guys sufficient credit score. I’ve roomed with them for the second one part of the travel.They’ve helped my recreation such a lot previously 3 weeks. I’m in reality lovely embarrassed how dangerous I performed 5 weeks in the past sooner than I met Manny and Chris. They believe I’m being modest about that however they get a large number of credit score for this. It’s insane.”

David Moses
David Moses & buddies.

Ultimate Desk Motion

On Monday, Lich Bui used to be the primary one to move out on the unofficial ultimate desk in 9th when his girls couldn’t grasp towards sevens. Farhad Davoudzadeh used to be the following one long gone when his ace-nine were given beat by means of ace-eight when an 8 gave the impression at the flip. Joseph Liberta used to be the closing one long gone on the finish of the night time when he ran a susceptible ace into Moses’ ace-queen.

The six closing avid gamers got here again on Tuesday and the motion endured at a brisk tempo. 3-time bracelet winner Georgios Sotiropoulos fell in need of every other bracelet after working his stack into a greater kicker. A number of double-ups came about sooner than Leonid Yanovski were given in his ace-king towards the ace-queen of Moses. A queen got here within the window and Moses held to ship Yanovski to the rail and take the chip lead.

Paul Fehlig used to be the following one despatched house by means of Park, and 3 avid gamers remained with Moses having probably the most chips. In the end, Moses used to be ready to acquire chips from the opposite two avid gamers to carry a big majority, and Park knocked out Timo Kamphues when his sixes held towards ace-four. That arrange a heads-up fit between Moses and Park with the previous beginning with a chip lead of just about 3 times his opponent.

Park were given himself a double when a flop gave him immediately and in addition gave Moses best two pair. Alternatively, the duo were given their chips in preflop in a while after, and Moses had a large benefit keeping ace-eight towards king-eight. Each avid gamers held an 8 within the “loopy eights” event and because the board ran out blanks and Park didn’t fortify, Moses used to be formally the winner of the event and celebrated his first bracelet win and large rating along with his rail.

Congratulations to David Moses for profitable the 2021 WSOP Tournament #70: $888 Loopy Eights!

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