Event 12: David Moses Denys Martin Ryan a Tenth Ring

2019 February WSOP Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Event 12
$400 Turbo No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 107
Prize Pool: $35,310
February 16, 2019

David Moses

Since winning his first career WSOP Circuit ring a little over two years ago, Martin Ryan has gone on an unprecedented heater. In Event 12, he had a great chance to add a tenth WSOPC ring to his list of accomplishment. But standing in his way was David Moses.

Moses overcame a big chip deficit to win his first career WSOP Circuit title along with $10,591 after he was the last player standing in the $400 Turbo. The tournament put up a very nice prize pool of $35,310 on a Saturday afternoon and the last 12 earned some money heading to the final table.

It wasn’t easy sailing for Moses. He had a tough final table to compete against that, besides Ryan, included John Holley going for his seventh ring and Wally Maddah his second. Holley had a huge lead to start the final table but Ryan overtook him, then eliminated him to hold the majority of chips in play when it was three-handed.

Ryan eliminated Hank Sitton and seemed poised to add to his legend. But it wasn’t meant to be as he ran his nines into the aces of Moses to give up the lead and it was over a few hands later when Ryan’s straight was second best to Moses’ flush.

A former online pro, Moses has recorded all but one of his live tournament cashes at WSOP Circuit events in North Carolina but that changed starting this year. He went deep in the 2019 SHR Hollywood LHPO $360 Deep Stack event a few weeks ago and now owns a WSOP Circuit Coco ring.

Event 12 results:

1st: David Moses – $10,591 + WSOP Circuit ring
2nd: Martin Ryan – $6,547
3rd: Hank Sitton – $4,662
4th: Paul Prager – $3,386
5th: John Holley – $2,508
6th: Frederico Robert – $1,894
7th: Adam “AJ” Umstattd – $1,457
8th: Wally Maddah – $1,141
9th: Nadeem Hirani – $910
10th: David DiBernardi – $738
11th: Mehdi Belhassan – $738
12th: Israel De La Cerda – $738

On the last hand, Martin Ryan’s eight-high straight was second best to Mose’s flush