356 Players End Up Creating Total Prize Pool of $1,459,200

Published on July 1st, 2018 12:03 pm EST

Online part of WSOP is growing in popularity - Black chips on display.The WSOP.com bracelet events continue to grow in popularity.

On Saturday night, a total of 356 unique entrants ended up turning out for Event #63, which was the $3,200 WSOP.com NLHE High Roller bracelet event.

After a total of 124 rebuys, the prize pool ended up clocking in at nearly $1.5 million, which easily topped the total for the event last year.

With bracelets and the WSOP POY leaderboard race so important to some of the bigger names in poker, the online events have been attracting a great deal of talent. There was a very large payout on the line as well, as the eventual winner of the event walked away with $341,598.


In the end, Chance Kornuth, playing under the "BingShui" alias, ended up taking down the event for $341,598.

The tournament was a one-day event, which meant that Kornuth had to battle for roughly 12 hours in order to take down the event and the bracelet.

Let's take a look at how the event ended up finishing out:

1. Chance "BingShui" Kornuth, $341,598
2. David "bewater" Goodman, $212,021
3. Timothy "poker." Nuter, $144,168
4. Noah "ThePunter" Bronstein, $99,809
5. Frank "flcrivello", $70,625
6. Taylor "ReadyGambo" Black, $50,926
7. Justin "kingfortune" Liberto, $37,355
8. Jonas "LobyPewis" Macoff, $28,016
9. Pete "petechen" Chen, $21,596

The strong turnout meant that a total of 63 spots paid out a minimum of $5,836.


There was some head-scratching when the World Series of Poker first introduced online bracelet events, with some wondering if they didn't cheapen the value of a WSOP bracelet.

Online poker, on the other hand, has been such a major part of the evolution of poker over the past 20 years, and adding online bracelet events only makes sense.

Source: WSOP.com


Filed Under: The World Series of Poker

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