Sunday, March 27, 2016 : ONLINE POKER PRO CLAIMS W.S.O.P. CIRCUIT VICTORY
First WSOP ring for Robert "Pokerguru740" Kuhn.
Robert Kuhn (25), a US professional player from Ohio currently residing in Mexico, has secured his first WSOP Circuit winner's ring and his largest live tournament pay-check yet after besting 369 other entrants to win the $1,675 buy-in World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah's Atlantic City main event.
Kuhn, a prolific online player using a variety of handles that includes Pokerguru740, won $122,098…a significant improvement on his previous best live tourney achievement of $72,137.
The contest was a disappointing one for favourite and eight-time WSOP ring winner Ari Engel, who could only manage a fourth ($40,937) place finish.
Saturday saw the final day of the competition, with Kuhn holding the chip lead and rarely relinquishing it…. the conclusion was reached in just five hours and 107 final table hands, with Kuhn knocking out most of the participants.
Kuhn took an almost 6 to 1 chip lead into the heads up against US pro Nenad Cvetkovic, and the finale was a brief, two-hand affair, ending with a convincing Kuhn victory on hand 107. Cvetkovic's runner up share of the $555,000 prize pool was a $75,452 take-home.
Final table cashes also included:
Dorian Rios $55,134
Ari Engel $40,937
David Cossio $30,869
Joseph Liberta $23,626
Joseph Cappello $18,348
Jared Jaffee $14,452
Oliver Entine $11,544