Alan ‘GladiusIII’ Goehring Returns to Spotlight with First WSOP Bracelet Win for $119K

Alan Goehring had been to two World Series of Poker final tables before playing in Wednesday’s $500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout online bracelet event. This time, Goehring, playing as “GladiusIII,” was able to seal the deal and earn his first WSOP bracelet.

Alan Goehring

Alan Goehring shows that even old-school pros still have a place at the online tables. (Image: World Poker Tour)

Making his first WSOP final table appearance in more than 21 years, Goehring won $119,399 after coming out on top of a field of 1,479 players. He previously finished in third place in a WSOP $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em event in 1997 for $61,845, and then finished runner-up to Noel Furlong in the 1999 WSOP Main Event for $768,625.

This isn’t Goehring’s first big win. The veteran has more than $5,000,000 in live tournament earnings, highlighted by a $2,391,550 win in the $10,000 Los Angles Poker Classic No-Limit Hold’em Main Event in 2006 and a $1,011,886 score for winning the $25,000 WPT No-Limit Hold’em Championship in 2003. After failing to record a live cash from 2016 through 2018, Goehring returned to the tournament scene with seven live cashes in 2019 (including four WSOP cashes) and has now earned a bracelet in 2020.

Ross “BlueTang” Gottlieb finished runner-up to Goehring for $73,942.

$500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout Results

  1. Alan Goehring (GladiusIII) — $119,399
  2. Ross Gottlieb (BlueTang) — $73,942
  3. Randy Ohel (StayAlive) — $52,511
  4. Robert Kuhn (bustinballs) — $37,803
  5. (clembutt) –$27,620
  6. (dudeguydrew) — $20,365
  7. (Aceviper) — $15,307
  8. Scott Davies (miamicane) — $11,580
  9. (xilouieix) — $8,918

Other notables to cash included Andrew “GrandpaEd” Neeme (49th place, $1,996), Anthony “nowb3athat” Spinella (75th place, $1,331), and Phil “Lumestackin” Hellmuth (109th place, $931).

Robert Kuhn’s remarkable WSOP Online Bracelet Series continues

Robert “bustinballs” Kuhn is off to a white-hot start in the WSOP Online Bracelet Series. Kuhn’s fourth-place finish early Thursday morning wrapped up his second final-table appearance of the series. He won his first one, picking up his first career bracelet and $115,849.76 in the $400 No-Limit Hold’em Event on July 3.

Kuhn was multi-tabling on the day he won his bracelet and also happened to win a $215 buy-in WSOP Summer Special event for an additional $21,204.

In total, Kuhn has cashed in five of the first eight events in this series, also finishing 47th in the $1,000 NLH Deepstack Event #2 ($2,881), 33rd in the $500 NLH Super Turbo Event #4 ($2,334), and 53rd in the Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Event #6 ($1,529).

To illustrate just how hot “bustinballs” is running, he admitted before playing the PLO Hi-Lo event that he’d never played the game before and looked up the rules just hours before entering.

Kuhn has been broadcasting his events live on Twitch at

What’s up Next

The WSOP Online Bracelet Series continues on Thursday afternoon at 3 pm PT with the highly anticipated $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max event. Blinds will increase every 15 minutes and players will start with 20,000 chips.

Two re-buys will be allowed per player. The short-handed tables and ability to re-buy should lead to plenty of action from start to finish in this one.

Written by
Dave Consolazio

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