Chance Kornuth emerged victorious at the €10,000 WPT Grand Final High Roller, beating 213 players to take home a cool €351,108 ($394,992) for a first-place finish.
The event was held at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and strong participation led to the creation of a prize pool worth €2,075,800 ($2,335,246).
The US poker pro's latest win helped him take his live career earnings tally to $4,054,926. Chance has accumulated an additional $1,762,732 playing online poker under the screen name ‘Chances Cards’.
Commenting on his win, Kornuth said:
“I want to stop for a minute to thank everyone for the support and kind words. Times like these are incredibly enjoyable. I’m a lucky guy.”
Some of the noted players that walked away with a return on their investment included Ole Schemion in 29th (€18,270), Bryn Kenney in 25th (€20,340), Dan Shak in 21st (€22,420), Adrian Mateos in 27th (€27,610), and Isaac Haxton in 14th (€30,720).
Chance was the chip leader at the final table, but was almost on par with his opponents as the game progressed to three-handed. The trio then struck a deal.
Ultimately, Chance went home with lion’s share of the remaining prize pool and the title, while Philipp Gruissem and Sergey Lebedev won €299,162 and €292,750 respectively.
Final Table Results:
1st: Chance Kornuth (€351,108)
2nd: Philipp Gruissem (€299,162)
3rd: Sergey Lebedev (€292,750)
4th: Fedor Holz (€169,000)
5th: Murad Akhundov (€133,680)
6th: Anthony Zinno (€101,500)
7th: Felipe Ramos (€74,100)
8th: Dmitry Yurasov (€54,180)
9th: Christian Christner (€44,840)
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