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Kevin 'TheRealKG' Gerhart Wins His Second World Series of Poker Gold Bracelet

Las Vegas Resident Outlasts Field of 1,137 Entries To Earn $97,572 and His Second WSOP Title

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In June of 2019, Kevin Gerhart took down the $1,500 Razz event at the World Series of Poker to earn his first gold bracelet. Just just shy of 13 months later, Gerhart won his second piece of WSOP hardware, defeating a field of 1,137 total entries to take down the 2020 WSOP Online $500 pot-limit Omaha six-max event. The former Ohio resident, now based out of Las Vegas, earned $97,572 as the champion of this event playing under the screen name ‘TheRealKG’.

The tournament drew 627 unique players, who collectively re-entred 510 times to grow the prize pool to $511,650. The top 150 finishers made the money, with a min-cash being worth $819. Plenty of notables made deep runs including Jamie ‘DanBilzerian’ Kerstetter (111th – $921), Phil ‘Lumestackin’ Hellmuth (95th – $921), Ryan “bitc0in” Riess (55th – $1,228), recent bracelet winner Ryan ‘joeyisamush’ Depaulo (51st – $1,381), Shaun ‘ddtgg’ Deeb (36th – $2,302), Daniel ‘DNegs’ Negreanu (25th – $2,814), Eric ‘huckcheevers’ Lindgren (21st – $3,531), Thomas ‘looter’ Marchese (12th – $5,935), and Connor ‘666666’ Drinan (11th – $5,935).

By the time the six-handed final table was set, Gerhart sat with more than 6 million while the next largest stack had less than 3 million. He extended his lead even further by scoring the first knockout at the final table. Shanmukha ‘Shanmukha’ Meruga raised to 560,000 preflop from the button holding 10Spade Suit9Spade Suit8Club Suit6Spade Suit and Gerhart called with AClub Suit8Diamond Suit4Club Suit3Diamond Suit. The flop came down KSpade Suit9Diamond Suit3Club Suit and Gerhart bet 1.2 million. Meruga called all-in for less and had the best hand with middle pair. The 4Heart Suit gave Gerhart two pair to take the lead and the 5Heart Suit river secured him the pot. Meruga earned $14,480 as the sixth-place finisher.

Adam ‘AdamJ080584’ Jones was the next to fall. He got his last chips in with the KClub Suit10Heart Suit10Diamond Suit4Club Suit up against the ASpade SuitKDiamond SuitQClub Suit6Club Suit of Cody ‘Duckmoney420’ Brinn. Brinn flopped a pair of queens and turned trips to take a big lead heading into the river. The 6Spade Suit on the end gave Brinn a full house and sealed Jones’ fate, eliminating him in fifth place ($20,210).

Chris 'Robotbob47' MoormanWSOP bracelet winner and World Poker Tour main event champion Chris ‘Robotbob47’ Moorman’s run in this event came to an end when he got all-in on a JSpade Suit10Club Suit7Spade Suit flop. His AClub Suit8Heart Suit6Club Suit4Heart Suit was up against the 10Heart Suit9Club Suit7Club Suit5Spade Suit of Gerhart, who had flopped two pair. Moorman picked up a pair of fours on the 4Diamond Suit to gain some outs, but the 6Diamond Suit river locked up the pot for Gerhart. Moorman had to settle for $28,601 as the fourth-place finisher. This was his eighth cash of the series, and his first-final table showing thus far.

With that Gerhart took around 9 million of the roughly 17 million chips in play into three-handed action. Jenny ‘Mobey’ Svancara ultimately got her last chips in with KClub Suit8Club Suit8Diamond Suit4Club Suit on a KHeart Suit4Heart Suit3Club Suit flop. Her two pair was ahead of Gerhart’s KSpade SuitJSpade Suit7Heart Suit5Spade Suit for top pair, live cards and a gunshot. The JHeart Suit on the turn gave Gerhart a higher two pair to take the lead, and the 5Heart Suit on the river locked up the pot for him. Svancara earned $41,290 for her third-place finish.

Gerhart began heads-up play with around 9.3 million to Cody ‘Duckmoney420’ Brinn’s 7.7 million in chips. Brinn was able to fight his way into the lead early on, but Gerhart got all-in with a flopped straight against Brinn’s nut flush draw and held to double back into the lead.

In the final hand Gerhart raised to 1.8 million on the button with 9Heart Suit8Spade Suit7Club Suit4Club Suit and Brinn called holding KSpade SuitQSpade SuitQClub Suit6Diamond Suit and the two saw a flop of ADiamond Suit10Club Suit6Spade Suit. Brinn shoved for around 2.5 million and Gerhart called with his wrap straight draw. The 7Spade Suit on the turn gave Gerhart his straight but also opened up a flush draw for Brinn. The 2Club Suit on the river kept Gerhart’s straight ahead to take down the pot and the title. Brinn was awarded $60,324 as the runner-up finisher.

Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table:

Place Name Earnings
1 Kevin ‘therealkg’ Gerhart $97,572
2 Cody ‘Duckmoney420’ Brinn $60,324
3 Jenny ‘Mobey’ Svancara $41,290
4 Chris ‘Robotbob47’ Moorman $28,601
5 Adam ‘AdamJ080584’ Jones $20,210
6 Shanmukha ‘Shanmukha’ Meruga $14,480

Winner photo credit: WSOP.