Five years ago, Kevin Gerhart had just over $90,000 in tournament cashes and no live titles to his name. On Wednesday, Nov. 3, Gerhart became just the 58th player in poker history to have won at least four titles at the World Series of Poker. Gerhart took down the WSOP $1,500 pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better event, defeating a field of 725 entries for his second bracelet of the 2021 series.
The $186,789 first-place prize increased Gerhart’s career earnings to just more than $1.2 million, with $969,447 of that money coming in WSOP events. His first bracelet was won in the 2019 $1,500 razz event. The following year he took down the WSOP Online $500 pot-limit Omaha six-max event for his second piece of hardware. His third win at the series came in this year’s $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. event for a career-best $361,124 payday.
“It’s absolutely amazing. It’s unreal and more than I ever could have expected. All these different mixed disciplines are so much more fun than playing No-Limit Hold’em.”
“I can rep that I have queen-ten and get my opponent to fold a worse hand,” he said about the final hand. “But I turned my top pair into a bluff and my opponent snap-called me with second pair. I thought I was dead when he snap-called, obviously. I did not turn my hand over in a winning fashion, let’s say that.”
|1||Kevin Gerhart||United States||$186,789|
|2||Dustin Dirksen||United States||$115,440|
|3||Matthew Kaplan||United States||$81,696|
|4||Sterling Lopez||United States||$58,695|
|6||Roman Hrabec||Czech Republic||$31,733|
|7||Michael Trivett||United States||$23,891|
|8||Dylan Wilkerson||United States||$18,278|