Mo money for Mosseri at WSOP 2-7 Triple Draw

Abe Mosseri
Mos definitely.

Bobby's Room regular Abe Mosseri put on a dominating performance at the final table of the $2,500 Deuce to Seven Triple Draw Limit event to win his first WSOP bracelet on Wednesday.

Mosseri fought through a field of 258 players and made quick work of Masayoshi Tanaka in heads-up play to take down the somewhat obscure event.

He entered the heads-up match with Tanaka as the short stack, but it took less than an hour for the Big Game veteran to take the victory.

"I play high stakes with all those great players and that really helps," Mosseri said. "That's how I learned to play this game and it really helped me today."

The final four players were a tough draw, with Mosseri and Tanaka joined by John Juanda and Julie Schneider, the wife of two-time bracelet winner Tom Schneider.

Juanda, who has to be considered a favorite in just about any four-player field, made an uncharacteristic mistake that cost him big at the final table.

Engaged in a sizeable pot against Tanaka, Juanda settled on his hand after two draws, while Tanaka took one discard on the final draw.

Juanda tabled his hand, thinking he had a seven-low that was good enough to beat Tanaka's 8-7-6-4-2.

Unfortunately for Juanda, he'd misread his hand, and actually held a 7-6-5-4-3 for the straight. The hand knocked Juanda below 250k in chips and he never recovered.

"Once John Juanda got knocked out I thought it was my tournament," Mosseri said. "I felt that I had control of the table."

Juanda won $44,941 for the fourth-place finish but had to be disappointed with how his tournament ended.

Schneider was the next player to hit the the rail, her short stack not surviving long as the heads-up battle between Tanaka and Mosseri became inevitable. She took home $66,285 for second place.

Tanaka did the deed in eliminating Schneider, giving him a slight chip lead going into heads-up, with 1,019,000 chips to Mosseri's 916,000.

It didn't take long for Mosseri to start taking over, however, and after 20 minutes of heads up play Mosseri had built his stack to 1.27 million to Tanaka's 655k.

Mosseri steamrolled after that, using his skill in what he says is his strongest game.

"Lowball is probably my best game, and the truth is most people don't really play it that well," Mosseri said. "In other tournaments the level of play is way higher."

"It was a lot easier for me to control what was going on. There's a much bigger difference between the skill levels in this tournament compared to a No-Limit Hold'em tournament."

Mosseri takes home $165,521 for the win. His previous best finish at the WSOP came earlier this year, when he finished sixth in the $10k Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo World Championship.

Tanaka wins $102,313 for the runner-up finish.

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