Gershon Distenfeld

Gershon Distenfeld

United States
United States
GPI Rank 19,142
WSOP Bracelets 1
Total Live Earnings $238,463
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Gershon Distenfeld is the co-head of Fixed Income and Director of Credit at AllianceBernstein. He is also a poker-player and philanthropist.

Distenfeld shot to prominence after final-tabling the 2020 WSOP Main Event, promising to donate all his winnings to charity, something that stems from his Modern Orthodox Jewish religion.

“I am not in this for personal financial gain. I will be donating 100% of my poker winnings (net of any taxes) to charity,” he told PokerNews. “The charities I have chosen thus far encompass many of my and my wife Aviva’s personal areas of interest which include organizations with proven track records in helping those less fortunate and more vulnerable improve their lives.”

In 2021, Distenfeld made it to the final-table of Event #48: $1,500 Shootout No-Limit Hold'em and again promised to donate any winnings to charity.

He would go on to win the event for $204,063 and his first World Series of Poker bracelet

"I’ve always dreamt of winning one, and it’s one of those things you think is never going to happen," he told PokerNews. "I just don’t know what to say. I even teared up a little bit which is not very like me."

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #47: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
23rd $6,951
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #39: $1,500 Monster Stack
93rd $10,499
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #30: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed
164th $2,004
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #48: $1,500 Shootout No-Limit Hold'em
1st $204,063
2021 Online Bracelet Events
Event #12: $500 NLH Turbo Deepstack
38th $1,640
2021 Online Bracelet Events
Event #4: $500 NLH Super Turbo
57th $1,071
2020 World Series of Poker Main Event
2020 WSOP Main Event -
8th $125,885
2020 Online Bracelet Events
Event #28: $1,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 6-Max
44th $1,895
2020 Online Bracelet Events
Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezeout
59th $3,422

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