WSOP 2021: Gershon Distenfeld Wins First Bracelet In Match #48, Donates Complete Prize To Charity

Gershon Distenfeld took down the 2021 Global Sequence of Poker (WSOP) Match #48: $1,500 Shootout No-Restrict Hang’em to win $204,063 and his first WSOP bracelet. On the other hand, the New Jersey local received’t take house even a unmarried penny of the $204,063 he received as he has pledged to donate his whole ranking to quite a lot of charities and hopes to encourage the opposite poker neighborhood participants to do the similar.

Taking about his bracelet win, Distenfeld mentioned, “I’ve all the time dreamt of successful one, and it’s a kind of stuff you assume is rarely going to occur. I simply don’t know what to mention. I even teared up a bit of bit which isn’t much like me. I need to thank my circle of relatives for appearing up and unexpected me. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law Sam and Jen Goldstein. They got here and rooted me on, it used to be nice. I sought after a rail so remaining evening I introduced a host of my buddies to fly them in nowadays and nobody may just do it.”

Distenfeld outlasted an 800-entry box to earn the name. There have been 80 ten-handed tables on Day 1 with each winner securing a place within the cash. The ten avid gamers who received their eight-handed Day 2 desk earned a seat on the ultimate desk. The overall desk featured the likes of two-time WSOP bracelet winner and 10-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Ari Engel, Sohale Khalili, and veteran event grinder Orson Younger. Given the layout, each participant began out with just about similar chip counts on the ultimate desk and it used to be now not lengthy earlier than the primary removal got here in Craig Trost who were given his stack in preflop with kings towards the aces of Distenfeld. The aces held to get rid of Trost in 10th position.

AP Garza went out in 9th, and he used to be adopted by way of Thomas Boivin in 8th. Distenfeld then eradicated essentially the most completed participant Engel in 7th. Engel ran his tens into the jacks of Distenfeld. Sohale Khalili exited in 6th after dropping a turn, and David Tran used to be busted in 5th position by way of Orson Younger. Regardless of scoring the removal, Younger used to be the following to fall after working kings into Schumacher’s aces to lose a piece of his stack after which dropping his closing stack to Schumacher.

Jonathan Betancur had a cast stack however misplaced two fingers in a row to Schumacher to go out in 3rd.

Going into the heads-up, Schumacher held just about 2-to-1 chip lead over Distenfeld, however the latter used to be ready to brigdge the distance and sooner or later send it. At the ultimate hand, Schumacher jammed with Qd 10c and Distenfeld referred to as with Quality control 4s. The board ran out Ah Qs 7s 4h Ks, giving Distenfeld two pairs to win the name for $204,063. Schumacher needed to accept $126,133 for his runner-up end.

Ultimate Desk Payouts (USD)

  1. Gershon Distenfeld- $204,063
  2. Johan Schumacher- $126,133
  3. Jonathan Betancur- $94,270
  4. Orson Younger- $71,142
  5. David Tran- $54,217
  6. Sohale Khalili- $41,728
  7. Ari Engel-  $32,439
  8. Thomas Boivin- $25,473
  9. AP Garza- $20,208
  10. Craig Trost- $16,197


Author: Bradley Watson