Kornuth and Tosoc Win Final Online Bracelets Events of 2018 WSOP

Kornuth and Tosoc Win Final Online Bracelets Events of 2018 WSOP

At the start of June, French player William Reymond took down the first online bracelet of this year’s World Series of Poker after defeating a field of 2,972 players at Event #10: $365 No Limit Hold’em for $154,996. A few week later, New Jersey player Matthew ‘mendey’ Mendez then became the first non-Nevada player to win an online bracelet after a winning performance at Event #47: $565 WSOP.com ONLINE Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed for$135,077.

This weekend, two more WSOP online tournaments were subsequently completed, in the process concluding the online events featured at the 2018 WSOP. Both these tournaments were won by US pros, and as with other WSOP.com online events, they concluded after just a single day of play.

First of all, Ryan Tosoc triumphed at Event #61: $1,000 Online NL Championship for $238,779, followed on Saturday by Chance Kornuth emerging victorious at Event #63: $3,200 No Limit Hold’em – Online High Roller for $341,599.

Ryan Tosoc Wins WSOP.com $1k Championship

On Friday, the $1,000 WSOP.com ONLINE NL Championship got underway with 1,635 players (1,180 unique/455 re-entries) helping to create a prize pool of $1,553,250. A total of 180 money places were available, and amongst the notable players booking a cash was John Racener in 36th ($6,834), Steve Gross in 19th ($8,388), Eric Baldwin in 17th ($10,251), and Carlos Alvarado in 11th ($16,309).

While the final table was reached after 12 hours of play, four more hours of action would then ensue before Ryan Tosoc overcame his remaining opponents. This included a two and a half hour heads-up battle against Anthony Maio which eventually reached its conclusion after the latter got his last few chips all-in holding A-9. Unfortunately for him, Tosoc had been dealt A-J, and making the call the board fell 4-10-3-Q-A to earn him a first career WSOP bracelet. A fortnight earlier, Tosoc had made the final table of the $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha – High Roller, eventually finishing in 6th place for $215,718. Following his latest win, the Chicago player now boasts $3,997,318 in lifetime earnings, elevating him to Illinois’ 5th most successful tournament player.

Final Table Results

1: Ryan Tosoc $238,778
2: Anthony Maio $175,206
3: Joel Feldman $124,570
4: James Robinson $89,777
5: Justin Lapka $65,391
6: Markus Gonsalves $48,306
7: Russell Powers $36,190
8: Aurelian Guiglini $27,377
9: Aditya Sushant $20,968

Chance Kornuth Wins $3.2k Online High Roller

Chance Kornuth picked up his first gold bracelet back in 2010 after taking down Event #50: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha for $508,090. Last Saturday, the Colorado pro then entered the $3,200 NLHE Online High Roller event, alongside 480 other players, with a 63rd place finish guaranteeing a payout of $5,837. Sorel Mizzi (62nd) was one of the players scoring a minimum cash, but other notable pros faring better included Chris Moorman in 24th ($9,339), Jason Koon in 18th ($11,090), and Joe Kuether in 13th ($13,571).

Twelve hours after starting, the tournament was done and dusted, with Chance Kornuth overcoming his last opponent, David ‘bewater’ Goodman, to double his career bracelet haul. In so doing, Kornuth also became just the second player ever to win WSOP bracelets in both the live and online arena, with the only other player to achieve the feat being
Nipun Java. Last year, US pro Java and India’s Aditya Sushant captured a bracelet at the $1,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em for $75,319 a piece, before a month later doing likewise at $1,000 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em Championship for $237,688.

Following his latest victory, Chance Kornuth increases his earnings to $6,303,850, placing him at number 3 on Colorado’s ‘All Time Money List’, behind Steve O’Dwyer ($23,050,475), and Pratyush Buddiga ($6,456,302). Kornuth has also won a further $2,168,265 playing online tournaments under the screen name Chances Cards, although the bracelet event has not been included in his pocketfives results.

Final Table Results

1: Chance ‘BingShui’ Kornuth $341,599
2: David ‘bewater’ Goodman $212,022
3: Timothy ‘poker.’ Nuter $144,169
4: Noah ‘ThePunter’ Bronstein $99,809
5: Frank’flcrivello’ Crivello $70,625
6: Taylor ‘ReadyGambo’ Black $50,926
7: Justin ‘kingfortune’ Liberto $37,356
8: Jonas ‘LobyPewis’ Mackoff $28,017
9: Pete ‘petechen’ Chen $21,596