Event #55: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
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Asi Moshe Wins Event #55: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em ($582,321)

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Winner of Event 55: Asi Moshe

Ladies and gentlemen, the 55th event of the 2014 World Series of Poker has crowned its champion and that champion is none other than Asi Moshe, who is now the proud owner of a WSOP gold bracelet and a wallet-bursting $582,321 in prize money.

The final day's play began with 17 players in contention for the title, but even before two hour-long levels were completed the final table of nine was reached.

Bernado Dias was the first to fall and he was followed to the sidelines by Robert Allen, Nicholas Nowak, James Dorrance, David Quang, Paul Balzano, Jonathan Andero, and Georgios Kapalas, with the latter bursting the final table bubble.

It took 43 hands of play at the final table for the first player to be eliminated, that unwanted title going to Brian Kennedy who ran his {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} into Aaron Massey's {A-Clubs}{K-Spades} and couldn't improve.

One hand later, Tim West shoved all in with the {K-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} and David Jackson called with the dominating {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} and proceeded to flop trip aces to send the vocal West to the sidelines.

Another 30 hands played out before the former November Nine member Marc-Etienne McLaughlin finally ran out of luck. McLaughlin had seen his stack yo-yo throughout te day and looked set to double with his {A-Clubs}{9-Hearts} when Massey called his all-in bet with the inferior {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}. However, Massey spiked a queen on the turn and McLaughlin couldn't find an ace on the river and his tournament ended in seventh place.

Sixth place went to Denmark's Henrik Hecklen, who three-bet over a Moshe raise with the {2-Spades}{2-Clubs} and Moshe called with the {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}. The five community cards were void of drama and the tournament was left with only five players, each guaranteed a six-figure payday.

Five became four with the exit of Bobby Poe, who also fell victim to Massey. Massey raised, Poe three-bet all in with the {A-Clubs}{8-Spades} and Massey called with the {K-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} and then spiked a queen on the river to send Poe home in fifth place.

Next to fall was the start-of-day chip leader David Jackson in somewhat of a cooler spot. Jackson and Moshe had battled a few times during the final table, but the following hand would be the last time they would do that.

Moshe raised to 100,000 from the button and Jackson three-bet to 360,000 from the small blind. Massey called from the big blind and Moshe four-bet to 955,000. Jackson thought for a moment and then moved all in for 2,855,000. After Massey folded, Moshe quickly called and tabled the {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts} versus the {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades} of Jackson.

The board ran out {5-Spades}{10-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{4-Clubs} and Moshe made a huge double up as he had Jackson covered by just 50,000. Jackson graciously shook hands with his former table mates and exited the tournament area.

Moshe then sent the popular and well-supported Massey to the rail, again in a hand that essentially played itself.

Moshe raised, Massey three-bet and then called Moshe's shove. Massey turned over the {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs} and was in bad shape against the {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} of his opponent. Massey flopped a set, but so did Moshe and when the turn and river bricked off, it was game over for Massey.

Heads-up play lasted for six hands with the final hand being the 180th of the final table.

Ferrer raised to 330,000 and Asi Moshe made the call. The flop was {q-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} and Moshe checked. Ferrer bet 320,000 and Moshe called. The {3-Hearts} came on the turn and Moshe check-called a bet of 540,000 from Ferrer. The river was the {4-Clubs} and Moshe led for 1,750,000.

Ferrer moved all in and Moshe snap-called. Ferrer tabled the {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} for the wheel, but Moshe tabled {5-Clubs}{6-Clubs} for the higher straight and Ferrer exited in second place.

So there you have it, Asi Moshe is the latest poker player to win the most sought after piece of poker jewelry and will be forever remembered in the WSOP's history books.

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