For a change the two bracelets awarded yesterday at the 2014 WSOP didn’t have an American in them as Florian Langmann and Asi Moshe won one for Germany and Canada respectively. Langmann who has considerable success in the WSOP Circuit and the European poker tourneys collected his first bracelet in the event 54: $3000 Pot Limit Omaha 8 or better defeating Zachary Freeman for a $297,650 payout. Moshe who originally is from Israel defeated another Canadian Michael Ferrer made his best ever live performance to take down his first bracelet in Event 55: $1,500 NLHE.
Event 54: $3000 PLO 8 or Better
31 year Florian Langmann from Hamburg, Germany bettered a 450 player field to better his previous WSOP best of a 24th place finish in the $3K NLHE Event in 2010. He not only won the most sought after prize in poker- the WSOP Bracelet but also the top prize of almost $3M. He defeated Zachary Freeman to take Germany’s bracelet tally to 5 at this years outing.
The $3,000 buy-in PLO 8 or Better event played at the Rio in Las Vegas generated a $1,294,020 prize pool. The top 50 finishers made the money. Some of the notables who cashed include Tony Cousineau (52nd), Player of the Year leader George Danzer (44th), Andy Bloch (25th), Fabrice Soulier (15th), and Ted Lawson who just missed out on the final table, finishing in 11th.
Here are the final table results from the $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha 8 or Better Event:
1st: Florian Langmann – $297,650
2nd: Zachary Freeman – $184,216
3rd: Dylan Wilkerson – $122,427
4th: Doug Baughman – $90,853
5th: TJ Eisenman – $68,181
6th: Antony Lellouche – $51,670
7th: Woody Deck – $39,506
8th: Jonathan Depa – $30,448
9th: Shiva Dudani – $23,641
Event 55: $1,500 NLHE
Asi Moshe captured his first ever WSOP bracelet to mark the best poker win of his life. He overcame Michael Ferrer to win the top prize of $582,930 in Event 55: $1,500 NLHE Event. This was the only the fourth time has played a WSOP Event and his second final table. He outlasted a total of 2,396 players and prevailed despite very limited live poker performance.
It was a tough final table for Moshe as he had several circuit grinders and 2013 November Niner Marc Etienne McLaughlin also seated. The $1,500 buy-in No Limit Hold’em event played at the Rio in Las Vegas and generated a $3,234,600 prize pool. The top 243 finishers made the money. Some of the notables who cashed include Matt Salsberg (228th), Eric Baldwin (172nd), Angela Prada-Moed (96th), Brandon Cantu (56th) and Barny Boatman (53rd).
Here are the final table results from the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event:
1st: Asi Moshe – $582,321
2nd: Michael Ferrer- $361,207
3rd: Aaron Massey – $255,209
4th: David Jackson – $183,498
5th: Bobby Poe – $133,686
6th: Henrik Hecklen – $98,687
7th: Marc-Etienne McLaughlin – $73,781
8th: Tim West – $55,861
9th: Brian Kennedy – $42,826