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Gossip Column: Chance Kornuth’s Tweets Add Credibility to Dan Bilzerian’s Poker Wealth

Chance Kornuth & Dan Bilzerian
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  • Attreyee Khasnabis February 28, 2023
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The self-proclaimed ‘King of Instagram’ and controversy’s favorite child, Dan Bilzerian, is back in the spotlight. The three-time WSOP bracelet winner, Chance Kornuth, may have just turned up the heat on the Dan Bilzerian debate!

Dan Bilzerian
Dan Bilzerian


In a series of tweets, Kornuth appears to have provided evidence to support Bilzerian’s long-held claim of winning tens of millions of dollars playing poker. Many have questioned Bilzerian’s wealth and suggested he inherited it from his father, but this evidence suggests otherwise.

Chance Kornuth
Chance Kornuth


Over the years, the former GGPoker brand ambassador has been involved in quite a lot of controversies. From penning a scandalous tell-all autobiography, ‘The Setup,’ to getting sued by a former employee and telling Vanessa Kade to “shut up hoe,” Bilzerian shenanigans are uncountable.

Despite being known for his misogynistic behavior, Bilzerian has always maintained that he’s made his millions playing against wealthy amateur poker players rather than inheriting it from his father, a convicted white-collar criminal.

Bilzerian claimed to have won millions playing against wealthy amateur poker players, including billionaire Alec Gores, whom he wrote about in his book, The Setup. The book details stories of high-stakes heads-up matches with multi-million dollar pots. Recently, Kornuth shared a fascinating story about coaching Bilzerian for one of these games against Gores.


The game had $5,000/$10,000 blinds, and Kornuth offered to help Bilzerian improve his game. If Bilzerian were to profit at least $1 Million, Kornuth would receive a $10,000 cut.

For Kornuth, who had already cashed about $1 Million in live tournaments by 2013, it was easy to offer his services. He could give some advice and potentially earn a nice payday if Bilzerian managed to beat the billionaire fish. With no risk and a big reward on the line, Kornuth saw it as a win-win situation.

In his tweets, Kornuth claims he was impressed by Bilzerian’s knowledge of his opponent, billionaire Gores, during a coaching session for their $5,000/$10,000 heads-up match. Kornuth praised Bilzerian’s ability to predict Gores’ tendencies and range in different spots accurately and felt confident in Bilzerian’s chances of winning big in the game.

Kornuth even began to mentally spend his potential $10,000 cut as he wrapped up the coaching session. After the match, Bilzerian tweeted Kornuth with a simple message: “owe you $10k,” indicating that he had won at least $1 million in the game held at Gores’ mansion.

Kornuth’s story does not provide definitive proof of Bilzerian’s claim that he has won tens of millions of dollars playing poker. Still, it does confirm that Bilzerian has played high-stakes games as he has maintained for years. While the exact amount of money he has won at the tables remains unknown, Kornuth’s coaching experience with Bilzerian indicates the infamous playboy has been playing in nosebleed games as he has often claimed.

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