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sabato 22 giugno 2019

WSOP: Moschonas wins first bracelet on second cash

Aristeidis Moschonas is the winner of the $600 No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha event. He wins $194,759 and the World Series of Poker bracelet, his first.

The 37-year-old professional poker player from Greece, beat a field of 2,403 entries and a prizepool of $1,261,575.

Moschonas was holding a melon, and the melon played a predominant role in the winner's photo. He says it comes from playing online. He would refer to opponents that give him bad beats as melons, so he brought this one just in case. He believes his online experience gives him an edge in this tournament format.

“My main game is PLO, I’m a PLO cash player. I also play No-Limit tournaments so it’s like the perfect format for me. I have an edge against the No-Limit players who don’t know how to play PLO,” Moschonas said.

Moschonas has a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Bio-Medicine, but is now a tournament poker player. He has plans to play more events this summer, but couldn’t play one of the events he had circled on his calendar.

“I wanted to play the $25K PLO but I went too deep on this one, but it’s OK I guess.”

At one point, Moschonas was left with less than a big blind. He worked his way back up and found himself with pocket jacks on the button. It was three-handed and all three remaining players got all in with Moschonas the shortest of the stacks.

Raghav Bansal held the chip lead and had a chance to close out the tournament and win the tournament on this hand. It was not to be. Moschonas won the hand and Dan Matsuzuki won the side pot, leaving Bansal short and propelling Moschonas into the chip lead.


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