Life just keeps getting better for Chance Kornuth this summer.
Kornuth, the World Poker Tour champion and three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, snagged yet another trophy for his mantle on Friday night/Saturday morning after he topped the massive field of 3,006 entries of the Wynn Summer Classic $2,200 Mystery Bounty for a $537,322 score ($16,000 in bounties). And on his birthday, no less.
His heads-up chop at the Wynn is just the latest spike in a sick summer heater in which Kornuth has amassed more than $3.4 million in under a month, sending his career tournament results soaring over $15 million.
It’s been a succession of personal bests for Kornuth that started on May 30 with his runner-up finish in the WSOP $25,000 NLHE High Roller for $751,463, a cash that broke his record-high score that he set one year earlier. Two weeks later, Kornuth was deep once again. This time it was the WSOP $100,000 NLHE High Roller where he finished in fourth place, collecting a new personal record of $833,854.
Finally, just last week, Kornuth found himself at the contentious final table of the WSOP $250,000 NLHE Super High Roller. Ultimately, he finished in fifth place, walking with $1,202,318 – his first-ever seven-figure score.
In the midst of all his live poker action, Kornuth has also been grinding online bracelet events binking a six-figure score in the WSOP.com $3,200 NLHE High Roller where he finished in fourth place for another $108,443.
Throw the Wynn Mystery Bounty score into the mix and, according to The Hendon Mob, Kornuth has accumulated $3,449,105 since May 30. That’s roughly $5,748 per hour over the past 25 days – even when he’s asleep.
The best part for Kornuth, outside of the money he’s already won, is that the WSOP is only halfway done which means there’s plenty of time left to keep the heater going.