Kevin ‘TheRealKG’ Gerhart came out on top in the Event #20 ($500 PLO 6-Max) of the 2020 World Series of Poker Online scoring a $97,511.65 payday and his second career bracelet.
Besting 1,136 other entries, Gerhart started the final table as the chipleader and was dominant from the get-go.
The first final table casualty was Shanmukha ‘Shanmukha’ Meruga. Meruga opened on the button to 560,000 and Gerhart completed from the big blind. Gerhart bet 1,200,000 on the flop to put Meruga all in. Meruga called for his tournament life. The at-risk Meruga turned over for second pair whilst chipleader Gerhart had bottom pair with his hand of . Gerhart improved to two-pair on the turn with the and the on the river ended the tournament for Meruga.
Fifteen minutes later Adam ‘AdamJ080584’ Jones was sent to the virtual rail in fifth place. His 1,514,816 three-bet jam in the small blind was called by pre-flop raiser ‘Duckmoney420.’ ‘Duckmoney420’ showed which was behind Jones’ . Jones was unable to hold as the board ran out giving Duckmoney420 queens full of sixes.
The very next hand, Gerhart claimed another final table scalp eliminating Chris ‘Robotbob47’ Moorman for fourth. Moorman raised from the button to 600,000 and again Gerhart defended his big blind. The Englishman moved all-in for 933,119 on the and Gerhart snapped called with for bottom two-pair. Moorman’s improved to a pair on the turn and despite making two-pair on the river with the , it wasn’t enough to keep him in the running for WSOP glory.
The action didn’t let up as it went from three-handed to heads up in 14 minutes. Jenny ‘Mobey’ Svancara was denied the chance of becoming the first female 2020 World Series of Poker winner after Gerhart sent his third player from the final table to an early exit. In blind versus blind action, Gerhart raised to 600,000 from the small and Svancara called from the big. The flop came , Gerhart bet 1,200,000, Svancara jammed her 2,665,016 stack and Gerhart called. Svancara was ahead on the flop with for two-pair but a on the turn meant Gerhart’s improved to a bigger two-pair. The on the river eliminated Svancara for a $41,290.15 score.
After a back and forth heads up battle between Gerhart and ‘Duckmoney420’, both players took over the chip lead on several occasions. Even with a 7:1 chip lead for ‘Duckmoney420’ at one stage, it wasn’t enough to put away Gerhart. Gerhart took the chip lead once again after fading the diamond draw held by ‘Duckmoney420’. All the chips went in on the flop, Gerhart flopped the straight with . The turn and river came the and respectively meaning ‘Duckmoney420’ missed his nut diamond flush draw with .
The final hand started with a 1,800,000 button raise from Gerhart which was defended by ‘Duckmoney420’. The flop came , Duckmoney420 moved all in for 2,555,954 and Gerhart didn’t hesitate calling the flop jam.
The turn gave Gerhart the straight but ‘Duckmoney420’ was still alive with a flush draw. The spade didn’t come on the river and the put the proverbial final nail in the coffin for ‘Duckmoney420’ and eliminated him in second place for $60,323.53 while giving Gerhart his second career WSOP bracelet and a $97,571.65 payday.
Final Table Payouts
- Kevin ‘TheRealKG’ Gerhart – $97,571.65
- ‘Duckmoney420’ – $60,323.53
- Jenny ‘Mobey’ Svancara – $41,290.15
- Chris ‘Robotbob47’ Moorman – $28,601.23
- Adam ‘AdamJ080584’ Jones – $20,210.17
- Shanmukha ‘Shanmukha’ Megura – $14,479.69
Faces in the Crowd
Notable names such as Daniel Negreanu (25th – $2,814.07), Shaun Deeb (36th – $2,302.42), Ryan ‘JoeyIsAMush’ DePaulo (51st – $1,381.45) and 15-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth (95th – $920.97) all added another WSOP cash to their resume’s but failed to reach the final table.
Negreanu rolled back the years and eliminated Hellmuth. Negreanu, holding called Hellmuth’s all-in pre-flop shove. The ‘Poker Brat’ was a favorite with on the flop but the on the turn and the on the river gave Negreanu the straight to eliminate Hellmuth.
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) July 21, 2020