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WSOP Online 2020 - US & International The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, July 03, 2020 to Friday, July 03, 2020 Event #3: No Limit Hold'em

  • Buy-in: $400
  • Prizepool: $752,760
  • Entries: 2,091
  • Remaining: 1


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Saturday, July 4, 2020 3:09 AM Local Time
Robert “bustinballs” Kuhn Wins Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em ($115,850)

Robert Kuhn

On Friday night, the 2020 WSOP Online Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em drew 1,450 runners who rebought 641 times. The 2,091-entry field resulted in a $752,760 prize pool, and after 12 hours of play, it was Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn, originally from Barnesville, Ohio, coming out on top to win a $115,850 top prize and his first gold bracelet.

Prior to the win, Kuhn had 19 WSOP-related cashes totaling $373,450. That included a WSOP Circuit gold ring win for $122,098 after taking down the $1,675 Main Event at Harrah's Atlantic City back in 2016.

2020 WSOP Event #3 Final Table Results

1Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn$115,850
2Ronald "rlksaces" Keren$71,587
3Richard "Doc33" Federico$52,242
4Theodore "klubot" Lui$38,466
5Max "ndirish50" Huster$28,605
6Evan "Escott121181" Scott$21,454
7Christopher "pokerher2014" Fuchs$16,184
8Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili$12,345
9Andrew "AndrewFreund" Freund$9,560

After Angel "ChromeKing" Lopez bubbled the tournament in 331st place, the eliminations came at a rapid pace. Among the notables to cash were Matthew "Michmeister" Mich (298th - $602.20), Michael :miguelfiesta" Lech (235th - $677.48), Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu (210th - $677.48), Mark "wiscomurray" Kroon (171st - $$828.03), Ari "philivey" Engel (76th - $1,279.69), Joey "JOEYdaMUSH" Galazzo (41st - $2,408.83), Jackson "Actjacksn" White (15th - $5,796.25), and Edward "Eddiegood598" Espino (11th - $7,452.32).

Kuhn began the final table as the chip leader while Andrew "AndrewFreund" Freund was the short stack. Not surprisingly, the latter was the first to go followed not long after by poker pro Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili, the WSOP's all-time leader in cashes.

Israelashvili, who had cashed in all three tournaments of the series, fell to Kuhn after getting it in with pocket tens and failing to get lucky against queens. With the cash, Israelashvili extended his WSOP-related cash lead to 228.

After Christopher "pokerher2014" Fuchs bowed out in seventh place, Richard "Doc33" Federico caught fire, first by eliminating Evan "Escott121181" Scott in sixth place – the result of holding the superior kicker after both players flopped top pair – a then he busted Max "ndirish50" Huster with ace-queen versus ace-jack.

Federico continued his streak by eliminating Theodore "klubot" Lui in fourth place with ace-seven against king-jack, and that saw him take the chip lead into three-handed play. Unfortunately, his momentum came to a sudden halt before he four-bet jammed with queen-jack suited only to run into the pocket kings of Kuhn. The cowboys held, Federico was sent packing, and Kuhn took a nearly 5:1 chip lead into heads-up play against Ronald "rlksaces" Keren.

Keren wouldn't go down without a fight, even seizing the chip lead at one point, but after roughly an hour of heads-up play Kuhn would reclaim the lead and finally close it out.

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Saturday, July 4, 2020 3:07 AM Local Time
Ronald "rlksaces" Keren Eliminated in 2nd Place ($71,587.47)

Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn opened for 800,000 and Ronald "rlksaces" Keren three-bet to 2,075,000. Kuhn four-bet jammed for 25,508,790 and Keren called for less holding 5,756,210.

Ronald "rlksaces" Keren:   
Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn:   

It was a classic race with Kuhn holding a slight edge but the     flop gave him a sweat as Keren picked-up a staright and flush draws.

The turn was black but it was the   and Keren bricked the river as well   ending his night in second place.

Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn31,365,00014,956,210
Ronald "rlksaces" Keren0-14,956,210
Saturday, July 4, 2020 2:57 AM Local Time
Kuhn Won't be Denied

Ronald "rlksaces" Keren opened for 800,000 and Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn called to see a     flop.

Both players checked to the   turn where Keren check-called Kuhn's 850,000 bet.

The   completed the board on the river and both players tabled their hands.

Keren showed    but it was no good as Kuhn held    to win the pot.

Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn16,408,790-2,591,210
Ronald "rlksaces" Keren14,956,2102,956,210
Saturday, July 4, 2020 2:45 AM Local Time
Level 44 started
Level: 44
Blinds: 200,000/400,000
Ante: 50,000
Saturday, July 4, 2020 2:45 AM Local Time
Kuhn Doubles Through Keren

In the last hand of Level 43, Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn raised to 640,000 from the button and Ronald "rlksaces" Keren called to see a     flop.

Keren check-called a bet of 424,200 and then check-called one of 1,656,300 on the   turn.

When the   completed the board on the river, Keren checked for the third time and Kuhn moved all in for his last 6,687,645. Keren called with the    for a rivered pair of tens but it was no good as Kuhn held the    for a straight.

Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn19,000,0005,891,855
Ronald "rlksaces" Keren12,000,000-6,256,855
Saturday, July 4, 2020 2:41 AM Local Time
Chips Continue to Shuffle

After no initial raise, the two players saw a     flop and Ronald "rlksaces" Keren check-called Ronald "rlksaces" Keren's 320,000 bet.

Both players checked the   turn to see the   complete the board on the river.

Keren checked his option once again only to fold after Kuhn fired out 2,640,000.

Ronald "rlksaces" Keren18,256,855-743,145
Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn13,108,1451,108,145
Saturday, July 4, 2020 2:26 AM Local Time
Level 43 started
Level: 43
Blinds: 160,000/320,000
Ante: 40,000
Saturday, July 4, 2020 2:26 AM Local Time
Keren Evening the Stacks

Ronald "rlksaces" Keren started the heads-up match down considerably but over the course of the past level has not only battled back but has seized the chip lead.

Ronald "rlksaces" Keren19,000,00011,143,145
Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn12,000,000-11,508,145
Saturday, July 4, 2020 2:15 AM Local Time
Heads-Up Chip Counts
Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn23,508,145-2,072,500
Ronald "rlksaces" Keren7,856,8552,072,500
Saturday, July 4, 2020 2:13 AM Local Time
Level 42 started
Level: 42
Blinds: 140,000/280,000
Ante: 35,000
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Saturday, July 4, 2020 2:12 AM Local Time
Richard “Doc33” Federico Eliminated in 3rd Place ($52,241.54)

Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn opened for 810,000 from the small blind and Richard "Doc33" Federico three-bet to 2,332,500 from the big blind.

Action was back on Khun who four-bet jammed for 15,444,620 and Federico called for less holding 10,045,975.

Richard "Doc33" Federico:   
Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn:   

Kuhn was way ahead but the     flop gave Federico some hope as they paired their jack.

Federico didn't like the   on the turn as they needed to spike a queen or jack on the river to stay alive but it came the   ending their tournament in third place.

Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn25,580,64512,880,975
Ronald "rlksaces" Keren5,784,355-1,470,000
Saturday, July 4, 2020 2:00 AM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn12,699,6702,649,375
Ronald "rlksaces" Keren7,254,355-895,940
Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:50 AM Local Time
Level 41 started
Level: 41
Blinds: 120,000/240,000
Ante: 30,000
Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:45 AM Local Time
Three-Handed Chip Counts
Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn10,050,2952,062,500
Ronald "rlksaces" Keren8,150,2953,144,680
Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:44 AM Local Time
Theodore “klubot” Lui Eliminated in 4th Place ($38,466.03)

Theodore "klubot" Lui moved all in for 2,259,071 under the gun and Richard "Doc33" Federico called from the big blind.

Theodore "klubot" Lui:   
Richard "Doc33" Federico:   

Lui took the lead on the     and held on the   turn. Unfortunately for him, the   spiked on the river to give the hand to Federico.

Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:41 AM Local Time
Level 40 started
Level: 40
Blinds: 100,000/200,000
Ante: 25,000
Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:41 AM Local Time
Max "ndirish50" Huster Eliminated in 5th Place ($28,604.88)

Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn opened for 320,000 and Max "ndirish50" Huster three-bet jammed for 1,451,606 next to act. "Doc33" called on the button and action folded back around to Kuhn who folded.

Max "ndirish50" Huster:   

Huster was out-kicked and his tournament came to an end in fifth place after the       board ran out.

Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn7,987,795-3,616,000
Max "ndirish50" Huster0-1,756,606
Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:37 AM Local Time
Evan "Escott121181" Scott Eliminated in 6th Place ($21,453.66)

Ronald "rlksaces" Keren raised to 320,000 under the gun and Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn called next to act. "Doc33" flatted the button, Evan "Escott121181" Scott came along from the big blind, and it was four-way action to the     flop.

Scott was first to act and opted to jam for 2,671,929 and "Doc33" called after the other two players folded.

Evan "Escott121181" Scott:   

Both players had flopped top pair but "Doc33's" kicker was best. It made the difference too after the   appeared on the turn followed by the   on the river.

Evan "Escott121181" Scott0-2,751,929
Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:33 AM Local Time
Christopher “pokerher2014” Fuchs Eliminated in 7th Place ($16,184.34)

Christopher "pokerher2014" Fuchs open-jammed for 1,641,622 from early position and got isolation from Theodore "klubot" Lui after they came over the top for 3,961,941 from the small blind.

Theodore "klubot" Lui:   
Christopher "pokerher2014" Fuchs:   

Lui was ahead with their made hand and nothing changed after the     flop.

The   turn paired Fuchs but he was still trailing and the   completed the board on the river ending his tournament in seventh place.

Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:23 AM Local Time
Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili Eliminated in 8th Place ($12,345.26)

Roland Israelashvili

Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili raised to 240,000 under the gun and Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn three-bet to 705,000 from the hijack. Action folded back to Israelashvili and he four-bet jammed for 3,257,635 total, which Kuhn called.

Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili:   
Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn:   

Israelashvili was dominated and failed to get lucky as the board ran out a lowly      .

While Israelashvili was denied his first WSOP gold bracelet, he did notch his third straight cash of the series, thus extending his all-time WSOP cashes lead.

Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn11,603,7954,031,385
Roland "prngls12" Israelashvili0-3,087,635