Chance Kornuth Wins $25,000 Challenge For $790,560

Published on January 24th, 2016 1:31 pm EST

Reporting on the latest high stakes winners at the Aussie Millions tournamentChance Kornuth managed to outlast Igor Kurganov earlier this weekend to take down the Aussie Millions $25,000 Challenge for $790,560 AUD.

It certainly wasn't an easy final table for Kornuth, as he had to deal with a former winner of the event (Kurganov) and a player who is currently sitting the High Roller world on fire (Steve O'Dwyer). In the end, however, Kornuth managed to outlast everyone else to secure the victory. Here is how the final table ended up finishing out:

1st - Chance Kornuth, $790,560
2nd - Igor Kurganov, $541,680
3rd - Jason Les, $351,360
4th - Steve O'Dwyer, $263,520
5th - Oliver Price, $190,320
6th - Phanlert Sukothachartnant, $131,760
7th - Michael Egan, $109,800

With his victory, Chance Kornuth now has over $3.2 million in total lifetime tournament earnings.


Day 1 of the $100,000 Challenge wrapped up last night with Brian Rast (378,500 in chips) and Stephen Chidwick (378,500) finishing in a tie for the chip lead.

A total of 29 players turned out for Day 1 of the event - with 8 re-entries, the field size was sitting at 37 at the end of Day 1, down significantly from last year. That number is expected to rise, however, as players such as Phil Ivey are expected to buy in for the start of Day 2.

Ivey, who has enjoyed a great deal of success in the past in this event, was eliminated on Day 1, along with the likes of John Juanda, Antonio Esfandiari and John Juanda.

Here are the chip leaders heading into Day 2:

Brian Rast, 378,500
Stephen Chidwick, 378,500
Connor Drinan, 372,000
Jeff Rossiter, 297,000
Ben Tollerene, 275,500
Fabian Quoss, 235,000
Sam Greenwood, 231,000
Mike McDonald, 215,500
Martin Jacobson, 179,000
Erik Seidel, 174,000

The final prize pool numbers for this event won't be known until registration closes on Day 2.


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