Davidi Kitai

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Davidi Kitai
Davidi Kitai.jpg
Davidi Kitai after his win at the 2008 World Series of Poker
Residence Brussels, Belgium
Born (1979-09-28) 28 September 1979 (age 38)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 3
Final table(s) 6
Money finish(es) 23
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
404th, 2007
World Poker Tour
Title(s) 1
Final table(s) 2
Money finish(es) 2
European Poker Tour
Title(s) 1
Final table(s) 2
Money finish(es) 9

Davidi Kitai (born 28 September 1979) is a Belgian professional poker player who won the 2008 World Series of Poker $2,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em event, becoming the first Belgian to win a WSOP bracelet. He also has won 2 other bracelets and has an EPT title and a WPT title, along with numerous other big scores and titles.

On January 7, 2015, Kitai is ranked #2 on the Global poker index [1]

Kitai also finished sixth in a $5,000 No-Limit event at the 2008 WSOP and has also made a final table on the European Poker Tour, finishing third in the 2008 event in Barcelona.

He finished 4th in $10,000 World Championship Pot Limit Hold'em 2009 and won $183,638.

In February 2011, Kitai won the World Poker Tour (WPT) Celebrity Invitational event, earning $100,000.

At the 2012 PokerStars.com European Poker Tour (EPT) in Berlin, Kitai won his first EPT title earning €712,000.[2] On heads-up phase Kitai was trailing Andrew Chen but his hero all-in call with Kc5c on 2c-Qc-8h-4s-5d board gave him a considerable advantage over Chen and later won the match.

Kitai won his second bracelet at the 2013 World Series of Poker in the $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em event, defeating Cary Katz heads-up and earning $224,560.

He is one of only five players to win poker's "triple crown", joining Gavin Griffin, Bertrand Grospellier, Jake Cody, and Roland De Wolfe. Poker's "triple crown" consists of winning a WSOP bracelet as well as titles on the WPT and EPT. There is some debate on the legitimacy of his "triple crown" achievement since his WPT win was a Celebrity Invitational event, thus not being an open event and arguments that this charity event had a weakened field. Although he had to beat 482 players to win it, including almost every famous pro poker player. But the WPT eventually officially stated that they recognise the Invitational as an official WPT event.[3]

As of August 2016 His total live tournament winnings exceeds $7,480,000.[4]

World Series of Poker bracelets[edit]

Year Event Prize Money
2008 $2,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em $244,583
2013 $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em $224,560
2014 $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six Handed $508,640

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Davidi Kitai's GPI profile
  2. ^ Convey, Marc (2012-04-21). "Davidi Kitai Wins the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Berlin Main Event". PokerNews.com. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  3. ^ http://espn.go.com/poker/hot?id=7863489
  4. ^ "Davidi Kitai - results". TheHendonMob.com. Retrieved 2009-08-12. 

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