Three more WSOP bracelets awarded to players on WSOP.com and GGPoker. Lex Veldhuis with a big win while streaming on Twitch. Check out these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.
Tony Dunst among latest WSOP bracelet winners
There were a handful of recent winners from the WSOP over the last couple days. On early Tuesday, Kevin “therealkg” Gerhart took down the $500 Pot Limit Omaha 6-handed to win his second career bracelet and a first-place prize of $97,572. To win the title, Gerhart defeated a field of 1,137 entries including Cody Brinn heads-up (2nd – $20,210).
The final table included Chris Moorman (4th – $28,601) with other notable finishers including Connor Drinan (11th – $5,935), Shaun Deeb (36th – $2,302) and Ryan DePaulo (51st – $1,381). For Gerhart, the victory followed his bracelet earned in the 2019 $1,500 Razz for $119,054, which was the largest recorded cash of his poker career.
Next up was the $777 No Limit Hold’em 6 handed, which World Poker Tour Commentator Tony Dunst won for $168,342 on Wednesday morning. The victory marked his second career bracelet for Dunst after he finishing first in the 2016 $1,000 No Limit Hold’em. Dunst outlasted 1,361 entries including “paymycollege” heads-up ($103,940) and Jon Turner (6th – $26,199). Other notable names who cashed included Randy Ohel (7th – $19,244.54), as well as Katie Stone (16th – $8,288.49), Daniel Negreanu (30th – $5,144.58) and Ari Engle (39th – $3,429.72)
Congratulations partner Tony Dunst in winning your second WS event last night!!! Myself and everyone at the World Poker Tour are real proud of you!
— Vince Van Patten (@VinceVanP_WPT) July 22, 2020
On the GG Poker portion of the series, Juha Helppi also won his second career bracelet after taking down the $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship, outlasting a field of 328. Helippi’s previous bracelet came last year in the $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship.
Missed the action from Tuesday? Check out the final table with commentary from David Tuchman and Joe McKeehen. Poker fans who missed it can also watch Daniel Negreanu’s 1-hour stream from the event.
On the schedule for Wednesday are two bracelet events. Starting things off is the $1,500 FITY Stack No Limit Hold’em on GG Poker. Meanwhile, WSOP.com is hosting the No Limit Hold’em Turbo Deepstack beginning at 3 PM PT on Wednesday. Poker fans can also follow the action of the event from the WSOP.com website. When play is down to a final table of the WSOP.com event, you will be able to watch things from the Poker Central YouTube channel.
– Poker player and Twitch streamer Lex Veldhuis won a PokerStars Stadium Series event while live on Twitch. During the height of the run, Veldhuis had a peak of 24,955 Twitch fans sweating him.
– Sad news in the world of poker as poker player Susiz Zhao was found dead in Michigan. Zhao was a regular on the Los Angelos poker scene, notably appearing on Live at the Bike and amassing $224,671 in live tournament cashes.
– From the Fake News Bin: Mike Matusow suffers the worst slow-roll ever at the World Series of Poker to which BonusCodePoker says “Thank God.”
– In Tuesday’s featured poker training video, we continue our look at Reasons14’s poker training videos. In this episode, Reasons14 reviews a hand history from a $33 6-max Sit N Gos.
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– With GG Poker WSOP events limited to players outside the United States, Andrew Neeme travels to Mexico to play in The Opener and some cash games on the poker site.
– Joey Ingram again sits down with WSOP.com bracelet winner Ryan Depaulo after some technical issues during their first chat:
– Poker Central continues their look at past World Series of Poker Main Events with a countdown of the Top 5 hands from recorded broadcasts of the 2009 event: