2020 WSOP Online: Raymond Avant Wins Event #23: $500 No Limit Hold’em Knockout

The garden gate to a life of glamour and gladrags is blocked to the manic socialites of Las Vegas and New Jersey, but they still have the World Series of Poker (WSOP) – for a little while at least.

WSOP.com has six bracelet events left on the menu after Event #23: $500 No Limit Hold’em Knockout ended up in the record books. The bracelet and $93,776+$1,700 in prize money ended up on the person of one Raymond “avant9201” Avant.

Before this event, ‘Avant the Savant’ had never made money in a WSOP bracelet event, and his Hendon Mob wrap sheet…well… there isn’t one. The New Jersey native pistol-whipped Scott “intheblack14” Epstein in the final duel of an 11-hour this and that. Epstein has made three previous WSOP final tables including a 4/831 finish to Scott Fischman in a $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event in 2004.

Three more men are worthy of mention at the final table.

Ryan “im.sorry” Torgersen added a third to his second in Event #9: $1,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-Max, and his win in Event #10: $600 No Limit Hold’em Monster Stack.

Upeshka De Silva is a three-time bracelet winner with more than $3m in live tournament earnings. Last year, De Silva won a $600 No Limit Hold’em bracelet playing on WSOP.com.

Finally, one of the stars of the 2019 series also featured on the final table. Dan Zack made the money 14-times last year, including winning a Triple Draw bracelet.

Here are the final table results.

Event #23: $500 No Limit Hold’em Knockout



  1. Raymond “avant9201” Avant – $93,776+$1,700
  2. Scott “intheblack14” Epstein – $58,074+$500
  3. Ryan “im.sorry” Torgersen – $41,243+$1,100
  4. Upeshka “gomezhamburg” De Silva – $29,690+$700
  5. Byung Jun “YESUM1987” Kim – $21,693+$900
  6. Zachary “kings702” Grech – $15,995+$900
  7. Dilip Kumar “dogmai” Natarajan – $12,023+$2,900
  8. Michael “mikeob81” O’Brien – $9,095+$400
  9. Dan “pepperprince” Zack – $7,004+$400

Daniel Negreanu finished 25th.