Two more events, two more bracelet winners, and two more second-time winners. The week at the 2020 WSOP Online over at WSOP.com, the action kicked off with a pair of 6-handed events for you shorthanded gurus in both PLO and NL. When the dust settled on Monday late evening, Kevin 'therealkg' Gerhart emerged as the victory with his second piece of bling. Make that back-to-back summers with bling for Gerhart, who shipped a Razz event last summer at the Rio.
Oh, and that dapper, well-dressed, stunning Wisconsin poker pro turned commentator once known as Bond18 shipped another piece of bling. Yes, Tony Dunst won a bracelet. You might remember him playing cash games at the Crown Casino in Melbourne over 10+ years ago, or you might recall him as Bond18 online at the virtual table. In the last decade or so, Dunst emerged as a valuable part of the World Poker Tour squad.
And now... thanks to WSOP.com, Dunst is a two-time bracelet winner. Dunst shipped his first piece of hardware back at the 2016 WSOP. Last summer, he narrowly missed the winner's circle with a runner-up finish in a 5K event at the tail end of the 2019 WSOP.
Over in WSOP Online Event #20 $500 PLO 6-Max, the short-handed event attracted 627 original runners. They fired away at 510 additional re-entries for a total tally of 1,137 entrants. The prize pool topped $511K.
The six-handed final table for Event #20 included... Kevin 'therealkg' Gerhart, Cody 'Duckmoney420' Brinn, Jenny 'Mobey' Svancara, Chris 'Robotbob47' Moorman, Adam 'AdamJ080584' Jones, and Shanmukha 'Shanmukha' Meruga.
Kevin 'therealkg' Gerhart picked off Cody 'Duckmoney420' Brinn for the title, cash, and his second-career bracelet. Kudos to Gerhart for winning bling in back-to-back years. And he dd it in a totally different event (Razz and PLO) too.
The top 150 places paid out in Event #20. Shawn Kjetland bubbled the final table in seventh place. Among the notables who went deep and cashed in Event #20 included... Daniel Negreanu, Erica Lindgren, Connor Drinan, Tom Marchese, Shaun Deeb, Shane Daniels, Chan Woo Kim, Max Pescatori, Ryan Riess, Ali Imsirovic, Greg Raymer, Tony Spinella, Jesse Sylvia, Joe Serock, Ben Yu, Jeff Lennon, Jamie Kersetter, Thomas Maguire, Dan Smith, Ari Engel, David Prociak, Alex Ziskin, Josh Silva, Marty Funkhauser, Phil Hellmuth, Toby Lewis, Porter Lambert, Nicky Pupillo, Upeshka De Silva, and Ryan Laplante.
On Tuesday, WSOP Online Event #21 $77 NL 6-Max attracted 849 original runners who added 512 re-entries for a total tally of 1,361 entrants. The prize pool was $952,700 with over $168K set aside to the champion.
The final table for Event #21 included Tony 'Panoramic' Dunst, 'paymycollege', Alec 'Tango_Bravo' Parslow, 'ilosestackz', Krista 'Pollux' Gifford, and Jon 'havuuuuuc' Turner.
Dunst edged out paymycollege heads up for the victory. Dunst banked $168K for the winner plus the bling. Meanwhile, paymycollege earned $103,940 for future tuition fees. Not too shabby for a runner-up finish, eh?
Notables who went deep in Event #21 but missed the final table included Phil Hellmuth, Ryan Laplante, Jamie 'DanBilzerian' Kerstetter, Vanessa Kade, Ari Engel, and Randy Ohel.
2020 WSOP Online Results
- Event #20 $500 PLO 6-Max: Kevin 'therealkg' Gerhart $97,572
- Event #21 $777 NL 6-Handed: Tony 'Panoramic' Dunst $168,342