Kevin Gerhart Wins His Fourth World Sequence of Poker Bracelet


5 years in the past, Kevin Gerhart had simply over $90,000 in match cashes and no stay titles to his identify. On Wednesday, Nov. 3, Gerhart grew to become simply the 58th participant in poker historical past to have gained a minimum of 4 titles on the World Sequence of Poker. Gerhart took down the WSOP $1,500 pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better occasion, defeating a area of 725 entries for his second bracelet of the 2021 sequence.

The $186,789 first-place prize elevated Gerhart’s profession earnings to only greater than $1.2 million, with $969,447 of that cash coming in WSOP occasions. His first bracelet was gained within the 2019 $1,500 razz occasion. The next yr he took down the WSOP On-line $500 pot-limit Omaha six-max occasion for his second piece of {hardware}. His third win on the sequence got here on this yr’s $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. occasion for a career-best $361,124 payday.

Along with the title and the cash, Gerhart additionally earned 912 Card Participant Participant of the 12 months factors for the win. This was his fourth POY-qualified rating of the yr. With 1,712 complete factors, he now sits in eightieth place within the 2021 POY race, which is sponsored by World Poker.

Gerhart got here into the ultimate day of this occasion in second chip place with 13 gamers remaining. By the point the sector mixed onto one desk, he had overtaken the chip lead.

Dylan WilkersonWorld Poker Tour champion Dylan Wilkerson was the primary to fall. He obtained all-in with the nut low draw and journey fives going through the identical low draw and a full home for Matthew Kaplan. The river improved neither participant and Wilkerson was eradicated in eighth place $18,278.

WSOP Circuit ring winner Michael Trivett was the subsequent to hit the rail. He obtained a big chunk of his stack in preflop with AClub SuitQDiamond Suit10Heart Suit3Club Suit after which known as the rest off after an AHeart Suit9Diamond Suit6Club Suit flop. He was up towards the ASpade SuitOkClub Suit9Club Suit8Spade Suit for Gerhart for high two pair. The flip and river stored Gerhart forward and Trivett was awarded $23,891 because the seventh-place finisher.

Gerhart busted then busted Roman Hrabec in sixth place ($31,733), making kings and tens to scoop the pot and take a large lead into five-handed motion. Gerhart doubled up just a few quick stacks earlier than the subsequent elimination occurred, however remained atop the leaderboard.

Alexander Orlov’s run on this occasion got here to an finish when he bumped into the nut flush and nut low of Dustin Dirksen. Orlov earned $42,823 because the fifth-place finisher. Dirksen was practically knocked out in fourth place after getting all-in preflop with A-2 and pocket sixes towards the A-7-5-2 of Gerhart, who flopped journey sevens. Dirksen rivered a two-outer, hitting a six to make a full home and double up.

Dustin DirksenGerhart bounced again from that loss by eliminating Sterling Lopez in fourth place ($58,695). He then expanded his lead even additional, knocking out start-of-day chip chief Matthew Kaplan with flush-over flush to take roughly a 2:1 lead into heads-up play with Dirksen.

Dirksen was in a position to battle his method into the lead for a time, however Gerhart regained the benefit by the point the ultimate hand was dealt. With a board of 9Spade Suit6Heart Suit2Heart SuitJClub SuitOkClub Suit, Gerhart guess sufficient to place his opponent in danger. Dirksen made the decision with QHeart SuitJSpade Suit7Diamond Suit5Heart Suit and was crushed by the OkHeart Suit10Diamond Suit10Club Suit8Heart Suit of Gerhart. Dirksen took residence $115,440 because the runner-up, growing his lifetime match earnings to greater than $1.7 million.

Here’s a have a look at the payouts and POY factors awarded on the closing desk:

Place Participant Earnings POY Factors
1 Kevin Gerhart $186,789 912
2 Dustin Dirksen $115,440 760
3 Matthew Kaplan $81,696 608
4 Sterling Lopez $58,695 456
5 Alexander Orlov $42,823 380
6 Roman Hrabec $31,733 304
7 Michael Trivett $23,891 228
8 Dylan Wilkerson $18,278 152

Winner photograph credit score: WSOP / Danny Kim.




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