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 of Vincent Bartello (3rd place) and the 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.
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