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Chance Kornuth Wins Flip & Go For Fourth World Series of Poker Bracelet

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Chance Kornuth has ascended to the elite list of players who have won four or more World Series of Poker bracelets. The 38-year-old poker pro took down the 2024 WSOP $1,000 Flip & Go event, outlasting a field of 1,088 entries to secure the hardware and the top prize of $155,446.

Kornuth’s victory made him just the 73rd player in poker history to have earned as many titles at the WSOP.

The win increased Kornuth’s career earnings to nearly $19.3 million. It also saw him earn 960 Card Player Player of the Year points. This was the second title and fifth final-table finish of 2024 for Kornuth. With 2,971 total points, he now sits in 30th place on the overall POY leaderboard presented by Global Poker.

The first Flip & Go tournaments were hosted online at GGPoker and then brought to the brick-and-mortar WSOP in 2021. The tournament begins with an initial ‘flip’ in which a full table of players are forced all-in blind and are dealt a hand of pineapple. They discard one of their three starting cards after seeing a flop and then the rest of the board is dealt out. The winner from each single-table flip makes the money and moves on to the second phase of the event: a fast-paced no-limit hold’em tournament that plays down to a champion like a typical tournament would.

From the 1,088 entrants, only 136 moved on to day 2 having locked up a min-cash of $2,200. Among those that went on to make deep runs were two-time bracelet winner Shannon Shorr (25th), popular poker vlogger Brad Owen (21st), bracelet winner Danny Wong (18th), six-time bracelet winner Shaun Deeb (14th), three-time bracelet winner
Georgios Sotiropoulos (11th), and bracelet winner Mike Leah (3rd).

Kornuth won a flip with A-Q against the pocket fours of Leah to take a healthy chip lead into heads-up play against Kannapong Thanarattrakul of Thailand. The final battle for the bracelet was brief. The chips soon got all-in with ADiamond Suit4Diamond Suit for Thanarattrakul facing QDiamond SuitJHeart Suit for Kornuth. A 8Club Suit7Spade Suit7Club SuitJDiamond Suit7Heart Suit runout saw Kornuth make sevens full of jacks to win the pot and the title. Thanarattrakul earned $103,633 as the runner-up.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Chance Kornuth $155,446 960
2 Kannapong Thanarattrakul $103,633 800
3 Mike Leah $74,062 640
4 Sean Whelan $53,662 480
5 Xiaoyao Ma $39,428 400
6 Filipp Khavin $29,382 320
7 Ian Hamilton $22,213 240
8 John Armbrust $17,039 160
9 Takashi Ogura $13,265 80

Winner photo credit: PokerGO.

Visit the Card Player 2024 World Series of Poker page for schedules, news, interviews, and the latest event results. WSOP coverage sponsored by Global Poker.

 

 

 

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