Event #15: $3,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
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Event Info

Prize Pool $2,211,300
Players 810

Level

Level 32
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 15,000

Hands #190-195: Vayo Continues to Slide

• Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #190: Gordon Vayo opened for 225,000, Davidi Kitai called, and the flop came down {4-Hearts}{7-Spades}{10-Clubs}. Kitai led out for 275,000 and Vayo folded.

Hand #191: Davidi Kitai limped the button, Gordon Vayo exercised his option in the big blind with a raise to 325,000 total, and Kitai folded.

Hand #192: Gordon Vayo raised to 225,000 on the button, Davidi Kitai called, and the flop fell {4-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}. Kitai checked, Vayo bet 200,000, and Kitai made the call, which brought about the {8-Hearts} on the turn. Kitai checked for a second time, and Vayo bet 325,000. Kitai called that bet and then checked the {2-Spades} river. Vayo did the same and then mucked when Kitai tabled the {k-Hearts}{8-Clubs} for a pair of eights.

Hand #193: Davidi Kitai moved all in from the button and Gordon Vayo folded.

Hand #194: Gordon Vayo folded his small blind and Davidi Kitai got a walk.

Hand #195: Davidi Kitai folded and Gordon Vayo received a walk.

Tagovi: Davidi KitaiGordon Vayo

Hands #180-189: Kitai Still In Front

[user169806] • Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Davidi Kitai
Davidi Kitai

Hand #180: Gordon Vayo completed on the button and Davidi Kitai checked. Both players checked the {K-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{7-Hearts} flop, leading the dealer to put the {7-Diamonds} onto the turn, Kitai checked, Vayo bet and Kitai folded.

Hand #181: Kitai limped in from the button and Vayo checked. The {7-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{10-Clubs} flop came into view, Vayo checked, Kitai made it 135,000 to go and Vayo called. Vayo checked the arrival of the {4-Clubs} on the turn and Kitai took up the role of the aggressor and bet 250,000. This was too much for Vayo to call and he let his hand go.

Hand #182: Vayo was on the button, took a sip of his All American Dave protein shake, put his drink down, raised to 225,000 and Kitai folded.

Hand #183: Kitai raised to 200,000 and Vayo raised to 555,000 in total. Kitai sat noisily riffling chips, all the time staring at Vayo who remained in a stoic stance. After close to one minute of deliberating, Kitai folded and Vayo won the pot.

Hand #184: Vayo, fresh from his three-bet, raised from the button to 225,000. Kitai called. The {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{10-Hearts} flop was checked by Kitai, Vayo bet 225,000 and Kitai folded and was shown the {K-Hearts} for his troubles.

Hand #185: Kitai acted first by folding and giving Vayo a walk.

Hand #186: Vayo called from the big blind and Kitai checked. The flop came down {K-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} and Kitai checked. Vayo made it 125,000 to play and Kitai called.

The {5-Hearts} came into play on the turn, Kitai led for 350,000 and it was enough to take down the pot.

Hand #187: Kitai raised to 225,000 and Vayo folded.

Hand #188: Vayo limped in and Kitai checked. A flop reading {7-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{3-Clubs} came into play, Kitai checked, Vayo bet 125,000 and Kitai tossed in the calling chips.

The dealer placed the {7-Spades}, pairing the board. Kitai checked to Vayo and Vayo slid 225,000 into the middle. Kitai folded.

Hand #189: Kitai called on the button and Vayo checked from the big blind. Vayo then checked the {Q-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{5-Spades}, Kitai made it 125,000 to play and Vayo called. The turn card was the {3-Clubs}, Vayo checked and Kitai bet 275,000. Vayo had seen enough and he folded.

Tagovi: Davidi KitaiGordon Vayo

Hands #177-179: Kitai Opens Up a Lead

• Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #177: Davidi Kitai opened for 200,000 from the small blind and Gordon Vayo pushed back with a three-bet to 525,000. Kitai folded.

Hand #178: Gordon Vayo limped, Davidi Kitai checked, and the flop came down {q-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{j-Spades}. Davidi checked and then folded to a bet of 125,000 from Vayo.

Hand #179: Davidi Kitai raised to 200,000, Gordon Vayo called, and the flop fell {6-Spades}{7-Hearts}{3-Spades}. Vayo had first action and bet 225,000, which inspired Kitai to call. When the {8-Diamonds} appeared on the turn, Vayo checked and Kitai took the opportunity to bet 350,000. Vayo made the call and the {10-Hearts} completed the board on the river. Vayo checked for a second time and Kitai slid out a bet of 625,000. Vayo sat quietly for about a minute and then released his hand.

Davidi Kitai be 4,990,000 1,445,000
Gordon Vayo us 2,300,000 -1,450,000

Tagovi: Davidi KitaiGordon Vayo

Hands #169-176: Kitai Edges it Slightly

[user169806] • Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #169: Davidi Kitai raised to 200,000 and Gordon Vayo called. The flop came down {J-Spades}{8-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and Vayo checked to Kitai, who in turn made a continuation bet of 175,000. Vayo took another look at his cards before sending them back to the dealer.

Hand #170: Vayo was on the button and limped on. Kitai checked and then checked to Vayo on the {4-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} flop. Vayo bet 125,000 and Kitai mucked.

Hand #171: Kitai completed on the big blind, Vayo checked and the dealer put the {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{K-Hearts} flop onto the felt. Vayo took a 125,000 stab at the pot and Kitai stepped out of the way.

Hand #172: Vayo called from his seat on the button and Kitai took back his big blind and exchanged it for 250,000. Vayo called. A {K-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{2-Hearts} flop was bet to 175,000 by Kitai and it was enough to scoop the pot.

Hand #173: Kitai limped in and Vayo checked his option. The {A-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{5-Spades} flop saw a check from Vayo, a bet of 125,000 bet from Kitai and a call from Vayo. The {7-Clubs} saw a check from Vayo, a bet of 350,000 from Kitai and a fold from Vayo.

Hand #174: Vayo raised to 225,000 and Kitai folded.

Hand #175: Kitai completed his small blind on the button and Vayo pumped it up to 300,000 and Kitai mucked.

Hand #176: Vayo was first to act and he raised to 225,000 and Kitai called. The heads-up duo watched on as the dealer spread the {5-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{2-Spades} and Kitai checked over to Vayo and Vayo fired a 275,000 and Kitai called, creating an ever-growing pot.

The turn was the {6-Diamonds} and again Kitai checked. Vayo checked behind. The {A-Hearts} landed on the river and both players checked.

Kitai opened the {K-Spades}{6-Spades} for a pair of sixes and Vayo mucked.

Tagovi: Davidi KitaiGordon Vayo

Hands #163-168: Slow Start to the Match

• Level 31: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #163: In the first hand of the day, Davidi Kitai opened for 200,000 and Gordon Vayo called to see a {7-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} flop. Vayo checked, as did Kitai, and the {J-Spades} appeared on the turn. It went check-check again, and the {Q-Spades} completed the board on the river. This time Vayo bet 325,000 and Kitai folded {a-}{k-} face up.

Hand #164: Gordon Vayo called from the small blind and Davidi Kitai exercised his option from the big with a raise to 275,000. Vayo folded.

Hand #165: Davidi Kitai raised to 200,000 and Gordon Vayo folded.

Hand #166: Gordon Vayo raised to 250,000 from the small blind and Davidi Kitai called, which brought about a flop of {7-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}. Kitai checked, Vayo did too, and the dealer burned and turned the {8-Hearts}. Two more checks brought the {J-Clubs} on the river, and again it went check-check. Kitai tabled the {a-Spades}{2-Clubs} for ace high, and it was good as Vayo sent his cards to the muck.

Hand #167: Davidi Kitai opened for 200,000, Vayo called, and the flop came down {8-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{k-Spades}, which both players checked. The {4-Diamonds} turn inspired Vayo to check and Kitai to bet 130,000. Vayo called and the {7-Clubs} completed the board on the river. Vayo checked, Kitai bet again, this time 225,000, and Vayo called. Kitai tabled the {q-Clubs}{5-Clubs}, while Vayo held the {q-Hearts}{6-Spades}. Chop it up.

Hand #168: Gordon Vayo limped, Davidi Kitai checked, and the flop came down {10-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{4-Spades}. Kitai checked, Vayo bet 125,000, and Kitai folded.

Tagovi: Davidi KitaiGordon Vayo

Level:
31
Blinds:
50,000/100,000
Ante:
10,000

Will Gordon Vayo or Davidi Kitai Be the Next WSOP Gold Bracelet Winner

Gordon Vayo vs. Davidi Kitai
Gordon Vayo vs. Davidi Kitai

Event #15: $3,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em of the 2014 World Series of Poker was supposed to be a three-day affair, but due to a prolonged heads-up match between Gordon Vayo and Davidi Kitai, an impromptu fourth day has been added to determine a winner.

Yesterday the final 15 players of an 810-player field returned for ten one-hour levels of play. During that time the field lost some big names including Phil Hellmuth and Tony Ruberto is eighth and third place respectively. That left Kitai and Vayo to battle it out for the $508,640 first-place prize with the former holding a significant chip lead over the latter. However, Vayo managed to win a race with pocket sixes against big slick and then slowly grinded his way into the chip lead over the course of 40 hands.

One man who wasn't surprised by Vayo's comeback was online poker's biggest tournament winner Chris Moorman, who was sweating his friend from afar. "Gordon is a great hu player and I could easily see him coming back to win this," Moorman tweeted. "Kitai is going to get himself in trouble by isolating such weak hands oop forcing himself to barrell off with poor equity."

Today Vayo will begin with a slight 3.75 million to 3.545 million chip lead over Kitai, who is seeking his third WSOP gold bracelet and second in two years. Action will pick up in Level 31 with the blinds at 50,000/100,000.

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be providing hand-for-hand coverage until a winner is determined. Cards will be in the air at 1 p.m. local time, which is just over an hour from now. Stay tuned!

Tagovi: Davidi KitaiGordon Vayo

Event #15: $3,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
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