May 27, 2022
Photo: WPT Choctaw champion Chance Kornuth (center) celebrates his victory with friends and his wife Emily (center left).
Steve Buckner moves all in for 6,400,000, and Chance Kornuth quickly calls with .
Buckner turns over , and needs to improve to stay alive.
The board comes , and Kornuth pairs his ace on the turn to clinch the pot — and the WPT title — with two pair, aces and fives.
Steve Buckner finishes as the runner-up, earning $320,000.
Chance Kornuth wins WPT Choctaw, earning $486,600. Kornuth’s name will be engraved on the one and only Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup, alongside every other WPT champion from all 20 seasons.
Photo: Chance Kornuth leaps from his chair to celebrate his WPT Choctaw title.
Congratulations to Chance Kornuth!
1st: Chance Kornuth – $486,600
2nd: Steve Buckner – $320,000
3rd: Ray Qartomy – $235,000
4th: James Hundt – $175,000
5th: Kristen Foxen – $135,000
6th: James Mackey – $101,000
Photo: Runner-Up Steve Buckner