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Another action-packed event at the 2018 World Series of Poker (WSOP) has come to an end. Following 12 hours of non-stop play, Event #63: $3,200 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em High Roller, that registered 480 participants (356 unique entries with 124 rebuys) making for a massive prize pool of $1,459,200, saw Chance ‘BingShui’ Kornuth (cover image) topping them all to win his second WSOP gold bracelet along with $341,599 in prize money.
Kornuth won his first bracelet in Event #50: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha in 2010 for $508,090. His impressive poker resume boasts a total of $6,303,850 in live earnings that includes 21 cashes in WSOP alone, amounting to a total of $1,105,328.
Also seen in action was Indian challenger Nipun Java. He placed 57th for $5,837 (~₹4 Lakhs). This was Java’s sixth score at this years WSOP and his 25th overall.
Other notables who made it in the money included John Hennigan (16th for $11,090), Giuseppe Pantaleo (21st for $9,339), Ryan D’Angelo (25th for $9,339), Eric Baldwin (30th for $8,026), Taylor Paur (43rd for $7,004) and Kathy Liebert (52nd for $6,275).
Final Table Chip Counts
1. David ‘bewater’ Goodman – 3,727,000
2. Chance ‘BingShui’ Kornuth – 3,326,000
3. Timothy ‘poker.’ Nuter – 951,000
4. Noah ‘ThePunter’ Bronstein – 870,000
5. Justin ‘kingfortune’ Liberto – 863,000
6. Jonas ‘LobyPewis’ Mackoff – 764,000
7. Pete ‘petechen’ Chen – 582,000
8. Frank ‘flcrivello’ Crivello – 467,000
9. Taylor ‘ReadyGambo’ Black – 387,000
Final Table Recap
The first player to be eliminated from the nine-handed final table was Pete Chen. Holding he went head-to-head against Timothy Nuter who held . Both players flopped a pair of kings, following which Chen shoved his last 213,000 and Nuter snap-called. With the turn and river missing both players, Nuter’s ace kicker kicked Chen out of the competition in ninth place.
Soon thereafter, Jonas Mackoff followed Chen to the rail. He was busted in eighth place by Kornuth’s pair of queens. Within minutes, Justin Liberto ended his run in seventh place.
Next,to leave the final table was Taylor Black as Goodman and Kornuth both got involved in a crucial hand against him. It so happened, Black shoved 206,000 preflop with and both Goodman and Kornuth made their moves putting Black at risk. The flop fell prompting Kornuth to check-fold following a bet of 312,500 from Goodman. The remaining two streets brought and giving Goodman trip queens with his hole cards and Black was railed in sixth place.
With half of their stacks already in, Frank Crivello had limited options as Nuter went all in. Crivello too shoved his remaining stack and both players revealed their cards. Crivello held while Nuter had . On the runout Nuter managed to clip a set of eights and Crivello went on to collect the fifth-place prize money.
Three minutes later, Noah Bronstein was eliminated in fourth place.
About two hours later, Kornuth open-jammed from the small blind with and Nuter called with the remainder of his stack from the big blind with . The board fanned out and Kornuth picked up trip eights while Nuter was eliminated in third place.
Less than an hour later, the heads-up play between David Goodman and Chance Kornuth came to an end. With the board open , Goodman bet 362,000 while Kornuth raised all-in. Goodman tanked for a while and then made the call. Goodman’s were no match for Kornuth’s , who rivered a set to win his second bracelet.
Final Table Results (USD)
1. Chance Kornuth – $341,599
2. David Goodman – $212,022
3. Timothy Nuter – $144,169
4. Noah Bronstein – $99,809
5. Frank Crivello – $70,625
6. Taylor Black – $50,926
7. Justin Liberto – $37,356
8. Jonas Mackoff – $28,017
9. Pete Chen – $21,596
Content & image courtesy WSOP.com
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