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WSOP Bracelet Winner Gershon Distenfeld Talks Shootout Strategy

by Bernard Lee |  Published: Apr 06, 2022


During these series of strategy columns, I will be interviewing 2021 WSOP bracelet winners. These champions will provide observations, tips, and strategies for you, the readers of Card Player, about the specific poker game in which they captured their 2021 bracelet. The Event: $1,500 Shootout No-Limit Hold’em The Winner: Gershon Distenfeld If this New Jersey native’s name sounds familiar, you may have heard it during the final table of the 2020 WSOP Hybrid US bracket main event. Gershon Distenfeld was not only was playing for the most coveted WSOP bracelet, but also made headlines prior to the final table by announcing that he would donate 100% of his poker winnings to charity. Distenfeld, who is the co-head of Fixed Income and Director of Credit for the global asset management firm, AllianceBernstein, stated that it was not about making money for him. “When I had success at the 2020 WSOP Hybrid ...

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