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This past Saturday, high-stakes poker pro Chance Kornuth took down the WSOP $3,200 online event to pocket over $341,000. The victory awarded him his second WSOP bracelet and was his eighth-largest purse since emerging on the poker scene ten years ago. His first bracelet came in 2010 after he picked up $508,090 for winning the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha tournament.
The tournament drew 480 players, resulting in a prize pool of $1.45 million. Both the field and the prize pool well surpassed last year’s tournament, the first time that it was offered. Several grinders were seen at the one-day tournament, but none was able to make it to the final table. The closest was Chris Hunichen who was sent home in tenth place. John Hennigan bowed out in sixteenth, Jason Koon in eighteenth and Chris Moorman in twenty-fourth.
The 32-year-old Kornuth has earned over $6.3 million in live action since his first win in 2008, almost ten years to the date from his latest victory. His best live cash win came in 2015 when he won $641,140 for placing third at the EPT NLHE Main Event. The Denver, CO native has a total of 17 titles and 120 cashes, and is currently in 38th place in the Player of the Year race, according to Card Player. He has also been successful on the virtual tables, accumulating well over $2 million in online action.