Chance Kornuth, Mark Davis take wins at the WPT

Chance Kornuth, Mark Davis take wins at the WPT

The poker greats continue to score successes at the live tables

It seems there was still unfinished business to be completed on the World Poker Tour (WPT) with two final major stops. Las Vegas was the site of the final table play in each of them and both Mark Davis and Chance Kornuth came to show why they are two of the biggest names in the poker world. The HyperX Esports Arena in Luxor, Vegas, saw some intense action, and fans, including Americas Cardroom followers, watched as both players slowly but surely left their opponents out in the cold.

One of these final tables began with Darren Elias holding a stack advantage and four previous WPT titles. Davis followed close on his heels and took it upon himself to cruise to success as he left opponents in his wake.

Elias continued to climb up the stack and took more than half of the chips at the table with 30 hands remaining. Davis surprised many onlookers when he overtook Elias’ stack and widened the gap.

Elias used 9-7 to push 9.3 million chips for a straight flush draw. On the other hand, Davis used 8-5 to call two pairs on the flop. Unfortunately for Elias, a seven appeared on the river, sending him home without his fifth WPT title. Davis, on the other hand, walked away with the money and his second WPT title.

Kornuth’s poker tournament resume is one of the most impressive in the world. It includes three World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet victories, big six-figure wins in High Stakes events, and more than $10 million in cashes on record. The 35-year-old poker pro and founder of Chip Leader Coaching added another notable achievement to his already extensive list last Thursday by winning the $3,800 No-Limit Hold ’em Main Event of the WPT Choctaw 2022 for $486,600 and his first WPT title.

This was officially the sixth-largest payday of Kornuth’s career, bringing his total career winnings to nearly $11 million. This was his third WPT final table appearance. Kornuth also earned 1,368 Card Player of the Year points as the champion of this event.



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