Chance Kornuth has received the 2021 Mid-States Poker Tour Venetian $1,600 buy-in no-limit maintain’em primary occasion, defeating an enormous area of two,011 entries to safe his first MSPT title and the highest prize of $412,086.
This was Kornuth’s nineteenth recorded event title, together with his two wins in World Series of Poker bracelet occasions. He now has greater than $8.6 million in profession earnings to his title.
In addition to the title and the cash, Kornuth additionally safe 1,080 Card Player Player of the Year factors because the champion of this occasion. This was his second POY-qualified rating of the yr, having additionally completed fourth on the World Poker Tour Gardens Poker Championship for $195,085 and 510 factors. With 1,590 whole factors and $607,171 in year-to-date earnings, Kornuth now sits in twenty third place within the general POY race standings sponsored by Global Poker.
The remaining day of this occasion started with 15 gamers remaining, with Peter Braglia main and Kornuth in fourth chip place. Kornuth had greater than twice as many chips as the subsequent largest stack by the point the ultimate desk of 9 was set, sitting with 21 million for over 80 huge blinds.
WSOP bracelet winner Raman Afanasenka misplaced a preflop race towards two-time bracelet winner Eric Baldwin to complete in ninth place ($44,991). Korntuh then prolonged his lead when his AJ beat out the AOk of Bobby Po (eighth – $55,881) to slim the sphere to seven.
Brock Wilson’s run on this occasion got here to an finish when his A-Q bumped into the A-Ok of Michael Zulker. Wilson was unable to come back from behind and settled for $71,642 because the seventh-place finisher. This was his sixth remaining desk of 2021, with $851,328 in earnings up to now this yr. He climbed into twenty first place within the POY standings in consequence.
Kornuth secured his second knockout on the remaining desk when his A-4 beat out the J-7 of short-stack Ryan Torgersen in a battle of the blinds. Torgersen cashed for $93,134. Michael Zulker grew to become the primary participant awarded a six-figure payout on this occasion when his QJ butted heads with the OkQ of Peter Braglia. Zulker failed to enhance and was knocked out in fifth place ($120,358).
Nick Phoenix was unable to resurrect his stack from the underside of the leaderboard throughout four-handed play, regardless of incomes one double up. He bought all-in once more on a A107 flop with Ok10, solely to search out himself up towards the ten7 of Kornuth. The two pair held up by way of the river and Phoenix completed fourth for $157,612.
Eric Baldwin was seeking to earn his 32 reside event title, however fell simply quick when his pocket threes bumped into the pocket fours of Braglia. Neither participant improved and Baldwin was despatched to the rail with $209,194 for his third-place exhibiting on this occasion.
Kornuth held roughly a 4:3 chip lead over Braglia when heads-up play started. The battle didn’t final lengthy. In the ultimate hand, Kornuth raised to 1.4 million on the button with 77 and Braglia known as holding Q3 within the huge blind. The flop got here down 873 and Braglia checked. Kornuth guess 1.1 million together with his set of sevens and Braglia check-raised to three.4 million. Kornuth made it 9.7 million to go and Braglia known as. The 6 on the flip prompted Braglia to shove for round 12 million. Kornuth known as together with his set of sevens and Braglia was left drawing useless heading into the 5 river. Braglia took residence $282,269 because the runner-up finisher.
Here is a have a look at the payouts and POY factors awarded on the remaining desk:
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