Live Events 2
Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Buy-in $400
Prize Pool $752,760
Players 2,091

Level Info

Level 44
Blinds 200,000 / 400,000
Ante 50,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 2,091



Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Robert “bustinballs” Kuhn Wins Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em ($115,850)

Chad_Holloway • Level 44: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
Robert Kuhn
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” [Removed:363] (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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Ronald "rlksaces" Keren Eliminated in 2nd Place ($71,587.47)

AnthonyThompson • Level 44: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

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: {k-Spades}{10-Spades}
Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn: {8-Hearts}{8-Spades}

It was a classic race with Kuhn holding a slight edge but the {7-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{a-Spades} flop gave him a sweat as Keren picked-up a staright and flush draws.

The turn was black but it was the {4-Clubs} and Keren bricked the river as well {2-Diamonds} ending his night in second place.

Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn
Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn
31,365,000 14,956,210
Ronald "rlksaces" Keren us
Ronald "rlksaces" Keren
us Busted

Kuhn Won't be Denied

AnthonyThompson • Level 44: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

Ronald "rlksaces" Keren opened for 800,000 and Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn called to see a {4-Spades}{4-Hearts}{2-Spades} flop.

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

The {5-Hearts} completed the board on the river and both players tabled their hands.

Keren showed {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} but it was no good as Kuhn held {a-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} to win the pot.

Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn
Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn
16,408,790 -2,591,210
Ronald "rlksaces" Keren us
Ronald "rlksaces" Keren
us 14,956,210 2,956,210

Kuhn Doubles Through Keren

Chad_Holloway • Level 43: 160,000-320,000, 40,000 ante

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 {2-Spades}{8-Spades}{q-Clubs} flop.

Keren check-called a bet of 424,200 and then check-called one of 1,656,300 on the {5-Spades} turn.

When the {10-Diamonds} 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 {j-Spades}{10-Clubs} for a rivered pair of tens but it was no good as Kuhn held the {j-Diamonds}{9-Spades} for a straight.

Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn
Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn
19,000,000 5,891,855
Ronald "rlksaces" Keren us
Ronald "rlksaces" Keren
us 12,000,000 -6,256,855

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Chips Continue to Shuffle

AnthonyThompson • Level 43: 160,000-320,000, 40,000 ante

After no initial raise, the two players saw a {6-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{10-Spades} flop and Ronald "rlksaces" Keren check-called Ronald "rlksaces" Keren's 320,000 bet.

Both players checked the {9-Hearts} turn to see the {3-Spades} complete the board on the river.

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

Ronald "rlksaces" Keren us
Ronald "rlksaces" Keren
us 18,256,855 -743,145
Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn
Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn
13,108,145 1,108,145

Keren Evening the Stacks

Chad_Holloway • Level 42: 140,000-280,000, 35,000 ante

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" Keren us
Ronald "rlksaces" Keren
us 19,000,000 11,143,145
Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn
Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn
12,000,000 -11,508,145