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
|1||Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring||$119,400|
|2||Ross "BlueTang" Gottlieb||$73,942|
|3||Randy "StayAlive" Ohel||$52,511|
|4||Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn||$37,803|
|5||Brendan "clembutt" Torrejon||$27,620|
|6||Drew "dudeguydrew" O'Connell||$20,365|
|7||Timothy "aceviper" Sterns||$15,307|
|8||Scott "miamicane" Davies||$11,580|
|9||Louie 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.
The next tournament on the schedule – Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed – will take place at 3 p.m. PDT on Thursday. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will once again be reporting all the action, so be sure to tune in then to see who captures the next 2020 WSOP bracelet!
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