Chance Kornuth Takes Down High Roller Event

Written By Katie Callahan on July 3, 2018 logo sign

Chance Kornuth secures his second bracelet, and with it, becomes the second player in WSOP history to win a bracelet live and online.

The 49th World Series of Poker set multiple field records and Event #63: $3,200 Online No-Limit Hold’em High Roller was no exception. Saturday evening brought 480 entries to beat the 424 entries the prior year.

In just under 12 hours, Kornuth defeated all of them for the $341,598 and a gold bracelet. With 356 unique entries and 124 rebuys, the prize pool came in at $1,459,200. Of that, 63 walked away with a prize.

Kornuth went heads-up with David ‘bewater’ Goodman to claim the title. Kornuth finished with a set of sixes while Goodman held a pair of tens on a king-high, three club board, reported

Here are the final table results:

  1. Chance ‘BingShui’ Kornuth ($341,598)
  2. David ‘bewater’ Goodman ($212,021)
  3. Timothy ‘poker.’ Nuter ($144,168)
  4. Noah ‘ThePunter’ Bronstein ($99,809)
  5. Frank ‘flcrivello’ Crivello ($70,625)
  6. Taylor ‘ReadyGambo’ Black ($50,926)
  7. Justin ‘kingfortune’ Liberto ($37,355)
  8. Jonas ‘LobyPewis’ Macoff ($28,016)
  9. Pete ‘petechen’ Chen ($21,596)

Win wraps online bracelet events

This event was the last bracelet event on the online schedule. Of the four events, there are some notable records:

First event: the largest field online tournament in the regulated US online marketplace (2,972), the largest online tournament held in Nevada

Second event: the first win outside Nevada the first online pot-limit Omaha event

Third event: largest no-limit hold’em championship

Fourth event: second player to win bracelet live and online, record field

Kornuth’s journey to title

Kornuth is a Colorado native and Las Vegas resident. He’s a poker pro and the founder of Chip Leader Coaching.

He took his first bracelet in 2010 in a $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event.

Kornuth joins Nipun Java as the only online winner to have a live bracelet as well. Java was part of a $1,000 tag team at the WSOP last year and won the $1,000 online championship shortly thereafter.

Kornuth is no stranger to big wins: his total live earnings come in at $6,303,850 and his best live cash sits at $641,140, taking third in the 2015 PCA No Limit Hold’em Main Event.

The one-day unlimited re-entry event started with 25,000 in starting chips, with 20-minute levels, and with late registration available for four hours. Players registered for this event online via Nevada and New Jersey and were played entirely on those clients.

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