Kevin Gerhart Wins 3rd Profession Bracelet in Match #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship

A brand new three-time International Sequence of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner has been topped in Match #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship. American blended sport specialist Kevin Gerhart went wire-to-wire at the ultimate day after defeating Marco Johnson in heads-up play.

Out of a box of 149 entries, Gerhart outlasted one of the vital greatest names on this planet of poker and claimed the most important slice of a $1,389,425 prize pool. For his efforts, he earned a peak prize of $361,124 whilst runner-up Johnson needed to accept a comfort prize of $223,194.

Whilst as of late’s victory is the most important on the subject of cash earned, he considers the primary bracelet in Match #54: $1,500 Razz again in 2019 as an important one.

“I might imagine the primary one, the Razz one, an important simply because it opened the doorways for me for larger and higher issues,” he mentioned. “I simply began enjoying $10ks this 12 months so it is one thing new to me and I have never skilled this box very a lot however I’ve performed in opposition to some of these guys within the $1,500s. I’m in order that satisfied to have all my pals that make stronger me thru the entirety.”

It used to be a difficult combat right through the closing 4 days and Gerhart praised now not most effective the 4 warring parties at the ultimate day but in addition those that busted prior within the cash.

“Should you take a look at simply the overall 9 and even the closing 16, there are such a lot of names, such a lot of bracelets, such a lot of top-level avid gamers. I’m so satisfied that I am getting to end up myself 12 months after 12 months after 12 months with 3 bracelets and be confidently thought to be some of the peak on this planet presently.”

Match #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship Ultimate Desk Effects

Position Winner Nation Prize (in USD)
1 Kevin Gerhart United States $361,124
2 Marco Johnson United States $223,194
3 Eddie Blumenthal United States $155,971
4 Bryce Yockey United States $111,701
5 Brandon Shack-Harris United States $82,033
6 Chris Vitch United States $61,819
7 Jake Schwartz United States $47,835
8 David Benyamine France $38,035

Gerhart headed into the overall day because the chip chief after an extended consultation on the tables on the day before today, on which the sector used to be whittled down from 16 contenders. That incorporated an extended spell with only one removing at the nine-handed unofficial ultimate desk.

“It used to be so tough. Taking part in nine-handed, the rest is hard, the hand levels you need to play, tighten up such a lot and the fast stacks saved doubling and doubling. Through the tip of the day I were given house, I had no power to take into consideration the rest and went immediately to sleep for twelve hours,” the eventual champion admitted.

Gerhart described runner-up Johnson as a difficult competitor, especially one Stud Hi-Lo hand in which a Johnson raise brought about Gerhart to “nearly threw up” because it used to be tough to fold. On the other hand, when they headed into the following prohibit hang’em spherical, Gerhart went on a heater by which he “simply had it time and again, I saved getting price guess after price guess in and he simply known as off.”

That quick spell despatched Gerhart into an amazing lead and he ultimately completed the task in an Omaha Hello-Lo hand by which he flopped an unbeatable complete space.

All the way through the overall desk, Gerhart had a big rail going and there used to be the standard setting of earlier years to be heard within the Thunderdome whilst 3 WSOP occasions performed right down to a winner at just about the similar time.

“It’s improbable to have 30 folks cheering for you on the identical time, simply the power I felt from the gang. The one rail I had the previous few days had been my female friend and my female friend’s oldsters who simply got here into the town Thursday night time,” Gerhart mentioned within the interview after his victory.

Kevin Gerhart
Kevin Gerhart celebrates the victory along with his rail.

The win additionally comes at a different time as he celebrates his birthday subsequent week and gained the “very best provide I can have requested for.” It used to be the 5th money of the continuing collection in Las Vegas however Gerhart might be skipping the $50,000 Poker Avid gamers Championship and return to his standard $1,500 Occasions and upload a “couple of 10k buy-ins, play the Primary Match and make contact with it a 12 months.”

After the 2021 has wrapped up, Gerhart will indubitably take a destroy from poker and promised his female friend a go back and forth any place in December and January to spend a while in combination.

Motion of the Ultimate Day

Handiest 5 avid gamers returned to their seats at the primary characteristic desk within the Amazon Room and Gerhart used to be the chip chief forward of Eddie Blumenthal whilst Johnson used to be in 3rd position. Every other two WSOP bracelet winners had been in competition together with Bryce Yockey and Brandon Shack-Harris with the latter because the distinct quick stack.

There can be no 3rd victory for Shack-Harris as he fell within the opening phases, and Yockey’s stack used to be decimated prior to he bowed out in a three-way Razz hand against Blumenthal and Gerhart. During all of the 124 arms at the ultimate day, which used to be live-streamed at the PokerGO platform, Gerhart remained within the lead and used to be most effective quickly threatened through Johnson throughout heads-up play.

Blumenthal’s destiny used to be sealed in a prohibit hang’em hand by which Johnson made journeys queens and the heads-up motion commenced with a close to two-to-one lead for Gerhart. After just about last the distance at one level, Johnson dropped to a critical quick stack and used to be not able to mount a comeback to say his personal 3rd WSOP gold bracelet.

This concludes the PokerNews protection for this tournament however the reside reporting staff is offering unique updates right through all of the 2021 WSOP in Las Vegas from begin to end.

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Author: Bradley Watson