Event #8: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout

Event Info

Players 1479

Level Info

Level 42
Blinds 140,000 / 280,000
Ante 40,000

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Event #8: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout
Day 1 Completed

Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring Wins 2020 WSOP Online Event #8: $500 NLH Freezeout ($119,399)

AnthonyThompson • Level 42: 140,000-280,000, 40,000 ante
Alan Goehring
Alan Goehring

On Wednesday night, the 2020 WSOP Online Event #8: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout attracted a whopping 1,479 players to generate an $665,550 prize pool.

After eleven and a half hours of play, it was Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring emerging victorious to capture his first bracelet and $119,399.67 first-place prize.

Goehring is no stranger to the poker world as he has a long list of accomplishments dating back to 1997 in which he has accumulated $5,346,961 in career earnings.

His two largest cashes came after winning two World Poker Tour titles (2003 $25,000 WPT Championship for $1,011,886 and the $10,000 2006 LAPC Championship Event for $2,391,550) but for Goehring, this may be the most important win of his career, as his last closest opportunity at WSOP gold came in 1999 when he was runner-up to Noel Furlong in the WSOP Main Event.

2020 WSOP Event #8 Final Table Results

1Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring$119,400
2Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb$73,942
3Randy "StayAlive" Ohel$52,511
4Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn$37,803
5Brendan "clembutt" Torrejon$27,620
6Drew "dudeguydrew" O'Connell$20,365
7Timothy "aceviper" Sterns$15,307
8Scott "miamicane" Davies$11,580
9Louie Anthony "xILoUieIx" Torres$8,918

After "Debaser" bubbled in 208th place, the in-the-money eliminations came at a steady pace. Among the notables to cash were Phil "lumestackin" Hellmuth (109th - $931.77), Kevin "ImaLuckSac" MacPhee (93rd - $1,703.73), Anthony "nowb3atthat" Spinella (75th - $1,331.10), Daniel "centrfieldr" Lupo (62nd - $1,730.43), Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng (45th - $2,395.98), Don "banhmi" Nguyen (33rd - $2,861.86), Jeff "NedrudRelyt" Madsen (14th - $5,457.51), Steve "gborooo" Gross (11th - $6,921.72), and Matthew "MartyCohen" Weiss (10th - $6,921.72).

Final Table Action

Randy "StayAlive" Ohel began the final table as the chip leader, while Louie Anthony "xILoUieIx" Torres and Scott "miamicane" Davies were the two short stacks. Not surprisingly, they were the first two to go before Timothy "aceviper" Sterns followed them out the door in seventh place after he flopped top-pair only to be rivered by Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn's straight.

Drew "dudeguydrew" O'Connell then bowed out in sixth place when he failed to spike his over holding ace-eight against eventual champ Goehring's pocket eights.

Brendan "clembutt" Torrejon was the next victim to fall as their ace-queen was no match of Ohel's ace-king.

Once four-handed action started, Goehring held almost half of the chips in play and two bracelet winners quickly took their exits as Kuhn ran into Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb's hooks to leave in fourth place while Ohel left in third after he was out-kicked by Goehring.

The heads-up battle started with both players holding even stacks but the match only lasted a few hands after Gottlieb flopped the straight holding king-nine off only to have it flushed by Goehring's ace-three of clubs on the turn and Gottlieb took his exit in second place for $99,708.77.

Gottlieb Eliminated in 2nd Place After Flopping the Goods
Gottlieb Eliminated in 2nd Place After Flopping the Goods

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Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb Eliminated in 2nd Place ($73,942.60)

AnthonyThompson • Level 42: 140,000-280,000, 40,000 ante
Ross Gottlieb
Ross Gottlieb

Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb opened for 680,000 and Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring called to see a {10-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{j-Clubs} flop.

Gottlieb continued for 860,000 and Goehring raised to 1,720,000 before calling Gottlieb's 7,996,774 all in three-bet.

Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb: {k-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}
Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring: {a-Clubs}{3-Clubs}

Gottlieb was ahead after flopping the straight but it was short-lived as the {6-Clubs} turn gave Goehring the nuts.

The meaningless {j-Diamonds} completed the board on the river to send Gottlieb home in second place.

Gottlieb Eliminated After Flopping the Goods
Gottlieb Eliminated After Flopping the Goods
Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring US 29,580,000 11,432,774
Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb us Busted

Randy "StayAlive" Ohel Eliminated in 3rd Place ($52,511.89)

BrandonTemple • Level 42: 140,000-280,000, 40,000 ante
Randy Ohel
Randy Ohel

Randy "StayAlive" Ohel raised to 560,000 from the button, Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring called in the small blind, and Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb called in the big blind.

Action checked to Ohel on a {3-Clubs}{k-Spades}{j-Diamonds} flop, and he bet 800,000. Goehring check-raised to 2,160,000, and Gottlieb folded. Ohel tanked for a bit before three-bet shoving for 4,083,186, and Goehring quickly called.

Randy "StayAlive" Ohel: {k-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}
Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring: {k-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

Ohel, the final WSOP Bracelet winner left in the field, needed an eight to stay alive, and the {a-Hearts} turn presented him with chop outs as well. The {q-Clubs} river was a brick, and Goehring takes a roughly 2:1 chip lead into heads-up play with Gottlieb.

Randy Ohel Falls Two Spots Shy of Bracelet #2
Randy Ohel Falls Two Spots Shy of Bracelet #2
Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring US 18,147,226 3,863,186
Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb us 11,432,774 175,000
Randy "StayAlive" Ohel us Busted

Tags: Randy OhelAlan GoehringRoss Gottlieb

Robert "BustinBalls" Kuhn Eliminated in 4th Place ($37,803.24)

BrandonTemple • Level 42: 140,000-280,000, 40,000 ante
Robert Kuhn
Robert Kuhn

Robert "BustinBalls" Kuhn, who had been on an up-and-down roller coaster here at the final table, jammed for 2,753,022 on the button, and Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb three-bet shoved for 8,084,752 in the small blind, chasing out Randy "StayAlive" Ohel in the big blind.

Robert "BustinBalls" Kuhn: {q-Spades}{j-Clubs}
Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb: {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades}

Kuhn, one of two WSOP Bracelet winners left in the field along with Randy Ohel, needed a queen to survive, but a {3-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{a-Clubs} board gave Kuhn no help, and he hit the rail in fourth, while Gottlieb jumped back to near the chip lead in the process.

Robert Kuhn's Wild Final Table Run Comes to a Close
Robert Kuhn's Wild Final Table Run Comes to a Close
Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb us 11,257,774 4,038,022
Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn Busted

Tags: Randy OhelRobert KuhnRoss Gottlieb

Goehring Rivers Full House to Collect Half the Chips in Play

AnthonyThompson • Level 42: 140,000-280,000, 40,000 ante

Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring opened for 560,000 on the button and then called Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb's 1,850,000 three-bet from the big blind.

The flop came {5-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}, Gottlieb lead out for 2,200,000 before calling Goehring's all in raise of 5,152,020.

Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb: {9-Hearts}{8-Hearts}
Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring: {2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}

Goehring was ahead after flopping a set but the {j-Hearts} turn gave Gottlieb the flush.

Goehring needed the board to pair and his prayer was answered as the {3-Spades} came on the river to secure his massive double-up

Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring US 14,284,040 5,952,020
Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb us 7,219,752 -1,146,134

Goehring's Trips Earn a Double

BrandonTemple • Level 42: 140,000-280,000, 40,000 ante

Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb raised to 560,000 on the button, and Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring called in the big blind.

Goehring check-called a bet of 525,000 from Gottlieb on a {3-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} flop, and the {5-Hearts} fell on the turn. Goehring checked again, and Gottlieb jammed for Goehring's last 2,941,010. Goehring snapped him off.

Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring: {j-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}
Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb: {a-Hearts}{4-Hearts}

Goehring flopped trips and held the lead, but Gottlieb had turned a ton of outs with a double gutter and the nut flush draw. The {q-Clubs} river bricked off, and Goehring doubled up.

Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb us 8,365,886 -4,180,983
Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring US 8,332,020 1,746,556
Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn 6,883,908 6,009,181
Randy "StayAlive" Ohel us 5,998,186 -2,820,000

Tags: Ross GottliebAlan Goehring


Brendan "clembutt" Torrejon Eliminated in 5th Place ($27,620.32)

BrandonTemple • Level 41: 120,000-240,000, 30,000 ante

Brendan "clembutt" Torrejon jammed for 2,802,760 from the cutoff, and Randy "StayAlive" Ohel three-bet shoved for 5,505,426 on the button, chasing out the blinds.

Brendan "clembutt" Torrejon: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Randy "StayAlive" Ohel: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}

Ohel's lead increased substantially on the {k-Hearts}{3-Spades}{7-Hearts} flop, and Torrejon was left drawing dead after the {a-Clubs} fell on the turn, rendering the {5-Diamonds} river moot.

Randy "StayAlive" Ohel us 8,818,186 2,558,033
"clembutt" Busted

Tags: Randy OhelBrendan Torrejon