Chance Kornuth Wins 2016 WPT Monte Carlo High Roller for €351,108April 29, 2016 1:18 pm
The €10,000 WPT Grand Final High Roller was held at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel, and attracted 214 entries to create a prize pool worth €2,075,800 ($2,335,246). Three days of action later, and it was US pro Chance Kornuth who would emerge atop of the field to capture the prestigious title, as well as a first place prize worth €351,108 ($394,992).
In 2010, Kornuth won the WSOP $5k Pot Limit Omaha event for $508,090, and following his latest victory in Monte Carlo now boasts $4,054,926 in live tournament earnings to go with the $1,762,732 he has won online playing under the screen name ‘Chances Cards’. As Kornuth subsequently tweeted following his impressive victory:
“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.”
The €10,000 WPT High Roller attracted a field of 164 players, with 50 reentries, resulting in a total of 31 paid money spots. Amongst the notable pros then seeing a return on their buy-ins was 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 Kornuth then entered the final table as chip leader, and by the time three-handed play had been reached he held roughly half of the chips still in play. A deal was subsequently struck in which he locked-up the title, as well as the lion’s share of the remaining prize pool, while Philipp Gruissem and Sergey Lebedev walked away with a healthy €299,162 and €292,750 a piece.
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)
The EPT Grand Final runs from April 26th to May 6th at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, during which time a total of 79 tournaments will be featured. The €5,300 Main Event is scheduled to kick off on April 30th.