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Kevin Gerhart Takes Down $1,500 Razz At 2019 World Series Of Poker

29-Year-Old American Poker Pro Earns First Bracelet And $119,054 Prize


Kevin Gerhart was having a solid summer at the 2019 World Series of Poker, racking up seven cashes through the first three weeks. A final table, however, eluded the 29-year-old American poker pro.

That all changed in the $1,500 razz tournament, where Gerhart not only made the final table, but he also managed to win the entire thing, taking home his first career bracelet and the $119,054 first-place prize. Incredibly, this was Gerhart’s first time playing a razz event.

“First razz tournament, first bracelet,” Gerhart told WSOP reporters. “To win a poker tournament you have to run hotter than the sun. I still can’t believe it’s over. My goal this summer was to make a final table. And then at my first final table, to win a bracelet… that’s unreal.”

While Gerhart dominated the final table, knocking out six of his opponents, it did feature two bracelet winners from earlier this summer.

Australian Robert Campbell won his first bracelet just two weeks ago in the $1,500 limit triple draw event. He also took eighth in the $1,500 dealer’s choice, and fifth in the $10,000 Omaha eight-or-better event. He picked up another $12,837 for his seventh-place run in this event.

Coincidentally, that $1,500 dealer’s choice event was won by Scott Clements. The three-time bracelet winner then took fourth in the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. and tenth in the $10,000 stud before his sixth-place showing for $17,440 in the razz.

Other notables making the money included Jennifer Tilly (12th), Noah Bronstein (13th), Adam Owen (21st), Karina Jett (22nd), Matt Vengrin (25th), Eric Rodawig (28th), Amnon Filippi (30th), Matt Grapenthien (38th), Daniel Idema (41st), John Cernuto (43rd), Naoya Kihara (45th), Michael Gathy (50th), Matt Waxman (52nd), Gavin Griffin (53rd), and Shirley Rosario (55th).

In addition to the money, Gerhart also earned 600 Card Player Player of the Year points for his win, moving him into tenth place overall. The POY is sponsored by Global Poker.

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Payout POY Points
1 Kevin Gerhart $119,054 600
2 Sergio Braga $73,577 500
3 Joseph Hoffman $49,762 400
4 Andres Korn $34,352 300
5 Jean-Noel Said $24,216 250
6 Scott Clements $17,440 200
7 Robert Campbell $12,837 150
8 Grzegorz Wyraz $9,663 100

For more coverage from the summer series, check out the 2019 WSOP landing page, complete with a full schedule, results, news, player interviews, and event recaps.