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Mosseri wins WSOP event 55

New York pro Abe Mosseri has claimed his first World Series of Poker bracelet and the top prize of $165,521in Event 55 - the $2,500 buy-in 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit). Besting a field of 258 players for his slice of the $593,000 prize pool, Mosseri sent runner-up Masayoshi Tanaka home with a second place paycheck of $102,313 in the one hour heads up.

Mosseri started the six hour final table with a useful chip lead, facing:

Hertzel Zalewski - 111,000 Nam Le - 95,000 Masayoshi Tanaka - 345,000 Brad Libson - 146,000Kris Lord - 87,000 Julie Schneider - 163,000 John Juanda - 182,000 Blair Rodman - 358,000 Abe Mosseri - 447,000

Julie Schneider's elimination in third place for $66,285 just after 8.30pm Vegas time cleared the way for the Mosseri vs. Tanaka showdown, which the former efficiently wrapped up in an hour to claim his second cash in this year's WSOP.

Winning a gold bracelet against a field that included Daniel Negreanu, John Juanda, Greg Raymer, Mike Sexton, Erick Lindgren, Barry Greenstein, Robert Williamson III, Jimmy Fricke, Victor Ramdin, Shawn Sheikhan, Greg Mueller, Steve Sung, Allen Kessler, and John Phan was a notable achievement.

The win gives Mosseri his first WSOP bracelet, bringing his career winnings in 9 cashes to date to $595,699.

Source: InfoPowa News

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