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Robert Kuhn Captures WSOP.com Online Bracelet
Persistence finally paid off for Robert Kuhn as he locked up his first World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet. He has cashed in WSOP events dating back to 2012 but the coveted bracelet remained elusive. That was until June 3, 2020 when he took down the $400 No-Limit Hold’em event online at WSOP.com.
Kuhn was one of 1,450-unique entrants in the third bracelet-awarding event of the online series. Those entrants purchased 641 re-entries between them for a 2,091-strong field. Any fears these events wouldn’t be well-attended have vanished.
Angel “ChromeKing” Lopez burst the money bubble when he busted in 331st place. Lopez’s demise guaranteed at least $602 for the surviving players, but Kuhn wanted more, much more.
Kuhn and eight others locked up at least $9,560 when they navigated their way to the final table. Kuhn held a chip lead of more than 2 million chips as the final table started, but he still had plenty of work to do.
“AndrewFreund” was the final table’s first casualty. He open-shoved for six big blinds with Ah-8s and Max “ndirish50” Huster looked him up with Qs-Qh. Huster flopped a set, which held, to reduce the player count by one.
Roland “prngls12” Israelashvili holds the record for number of WSOP cashes. He added another to his resume when he fell in eighth-place. Kuhn was Israelashvili’s nemesis, finding queens to call Israeashvili’s four-bet shove made with tens.
Kuhn Relinquishes Chip Lead
Things were going great for the eventual champion but “Doc33” busted three players and snatched the chip lead from him.
Before that happened, “klubot” and “pokeher2014” clashed in an all-in preflop pot. Klubot held 9s-9c and pokeher2014 Ah-7h. Those nines held despite a scary-looking board.
Doc33 sent Evan “Escott121181” Scott to the rail in sixth-place. Scott pushed all-in on a ten-high flop with Td-8h and Doc33 called with Tc-9c. The nine-kicker played and Scott headed to the showers.
Huster ran out of steam in fifth-place in a hand that Doc33 saw his stack swell to almost 17.2 million. Kuhn min-raised to 320,000, Huster three-bet all-in for 1,451,606 and Doc33 called on the button. Kuhn folded his hand. Doc33 showed Ad-Qh and was ahead of the dominated Ah-Jh on Huster’s hand. Both players paired their ace on the flop but Doc33 caught a queen on the river for two pair.
The final four became three when Doc33 busted klubot. The latter pushed all-in for 11 big blinds with Kd-Jh and Doc33 called in the big blind with Ah-7c. Klubot spiked a jack on the flop before Doc33 paired his ace on the turn. No drama on the river meant only three players remained.
Kuhn Excels Three-Handed
Kuhn is a very solid poker player, one with $663,212 in live winnings and a WSOP Circuit ring. He put all his experience to good use and began building his stack with play three-handed.
Heads-up was set in a tournament defining hand. Kuhn made it 810,000 with Kh-Ks with blinds 120,000/240,000/30,000a. Doc33 responded with a three-bet to 2,332,500 with Qc-Jc. Kuhn pushed all-in for 15,444,620 and DOc33 called off his last 10,045,975. A jack on the flop threatened to cause an upset, but those kings ultimately held.
This left him enjoying a 25,580,645 to 5,784,355 chip lead over Ronald “rlksaces” Keren. Keren staged an impressive comeback and even led at one stage but the day belonged to Kuhn.
The final hand saw Kuhn min-raise to 800,000, Keren make it 2,075,000 then call off his last 5,756,210 when Kuhn set him all in. it was 8h-8s for Kuhn and Ks-Ts for Keren. A final board reading 7s-Jd-As-4c-2d busted Keren in second-place and left Kuhn to win his first WSOP bracelet.
Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Final Table Results
|1||Robert “bustinballs” Kuhn||$115,850|
|2||Ronald “rlksaces” Keren||$71,587|
|5||Max “ndirish50” Huster||$28,605|
|6||Evan “Escott121181” Scott||$21,454|
|8||Ronald “prngls12” Israelashvili||$12,345|
2020 WSOP.com Bracelet Winners So Far
|Event #1: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Kick-Off||1,715||Jonathan Dokler||$130,426|
|Event #2: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Max Deepstack||919||Louis Lynch||$168,586|
|Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold’em||2,091||Robert Kuhn||$115,850|