The three-time WSOP champion outlasted a field of 90 in Casino Barcelona, to take down the €700,000 and the title.
Only 8 players returned to the table on the final day of the tournament, with Juan Pardo Dominguez in the lead, but the young Spaniard was ahead of a tough ride, as he had to face top players, with the likes of this year’s biggest winner, Justin Bonomo, WSOP Main Event champ, Ryan Reiss or fellow Spanish crusher, Adrian Mateos.
However, all of them busted, leaving online phenom, Pardo and live expert, Davidi heads-up. Even though Davidi started with a 1-to-7 disadvantage, he managed to turn things around and thanks to two double up, he suddenly found himself in the lead.
The final hand of the tournament was a coin-flip. “Malakstyle“ had Q-J while Kitai was playing with sixes. The young Spanish flopped a gutshot straight draw, to go with his two overs, but the sixes held for Davidi and he became the best expectant-dad poker player in the world.
“Every time I was all in, I kept thinking about the baby and rubbed the belly,” said the Belgian after the tournament, referring to his wife and soon to be born child on the rail.
|Place||Player||Country||Prize in €||Prize in $|
|2||Juan Pardo Dominguez||Spain||€450,000||$554,798|
|6||Ryan Riess||United States||€120,000||$147,946|
|7||Jake Schindler||United States||€90,000||$110,959|
|8||Justin Bonomo||United States||€60,000||$73,873|