Hand #188: Chance Kornuth Wins WPT Choctaw! ($486,600); Steve Buckner Finishes as Runner-Up ($320,000)

May 27, 2022

Champion Chance Kornuth and Friends
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 Spade ADiamond 10.

Buckner turns over Heart 9Diamond 6, and needs to improve to stay alive.

The board comes Club KSpade 5Heart 5Diamond ADiamond 9, 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.

Chance Kornuth-9
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

Steve Buckner
Photo:  Runner-Up Steve Buckner

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