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2018 WSOP: Event #13: Big Blind Antes $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em won by Benjamin Moon for $315,346

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Posted on 11 June 2018 by "T".

At the WSOP, there will never be a shortage of first times for anything and everything. Event #13: Big Blind Antes $1,500 NLHE, an event that was held for its very first time at the WSOP, had been bagged by Benjamin Moon, who was happy to take home his first-ever gold WSOP bracelet plus a sweet sum of $315,346 first-place cash prize, his reward for outlasting a total of 1,306 entries.

Moon said, "I'm trembling, I'm just so excited! It's hard to explain. I only just started playing at the beginning of the year after taking a hiatus. Decided to try and go pro in October, playing the cash games in San Diego and then the tournaments in Los Angeles. Got a good start at the beginning of the year, since then cash has been going well and I decided to give it a shot here at the WSOP. And we're here now."

The supposedly 3-day event actually took a fourth, extra day.

Six players returned to the final day of play and Moon was a dominating force. Moon, who had never cashed in at the WSOP and therefore has never had a bracelet so far, now enjoys the limelight as he knocked out French poker pro Romain Lewis at a heads up match of 11 hands, and it was Moon holding the bigger ace against Lewis' straight and flush draws on the river.

The big blind ante is a new format that the WSOP is testing this summer and Moon appeared very pleased about it, "I love the big blind ante. They do it in Los Angeles, all the tournaments I played there have mostly been big blind ante. So, it makes it way faster. There is only one negative if there was any. It's for short stack play, you seem to get punished more. Otherwise, it's great."

2018 WSOP Event #13: Big Blind Antes $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Results






Benjamin Moon

United States



Romain Lewis




Colin Robinson

United States



Steven Snyder

United States



Nhathanh Nguyen

United States



Bohdan Slyvinskyi

United States



Eric Polirer

United States



Raymond Ho

United States



Dutch Boyd

United States




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5 comments on "2018 WSOP: Event #13: Big Blind Antes $1,500 No-Limit Hold''em won by Benjamin Moon for $315,346"

 godoy11/06/2018 19:31:01 GMT
Benjamin Moon parabens plus a very good American proving that their sport is not soccer but the poker even more the brasucas do not stay behind but the americans are the owners of the piece gl man
 Gerimantas12/06/2018 06:28:49 GMT
I see one name on final table results that i know from very long time ago when watch some videos on YouTube- Dutch Boyd. A little legend i can say. In this year wsop i see many small buyins from 500 to 1500 dollars. For wsop not very big buyins
 doubletop77712/06/2018 07:37:26 GMT
It's always nice to see new formats being played at the World Series and, i think, this format will be here to stay. Congratulations to Benjamin Moon on winning the whole thing and a very nice first prize
 dule-vu12/06/2018 09:15:27 GMT
its little bit different from normal no limit holdem,but again very good type of it and with nice buy in he got great first prize over 315K of $!so many different events every day and its everything for everybody!just that they dont spend this money in vegas very fast!
 Tony_MON7ANA08/07/2018 11:00:21 GMT
Big congratulations to Benjamin Moon on being crowned champion of the $1,500 buy-in tournament. His surname is Moon, but he looks like Korean or Japanese. There are so many Asian Americans in the United States.

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