A pair of live poker stars – Ryan Tosoc and Chance Kornuth – took down the final two WSOP.com online bracelet events of the summer this past weekend.
Tosoc got the weekend going with a victory in WSOP Event #61, $1,000 WSOP.com Online No-Limit Hold’em Championship for $238,778, outlasting a massive field of 1,635 runners. Using the screenname “Toosick,” the Chicago native and former WPT champion won his first WSOP bracelet.
Then, on Saturday, poker pro and Chip Leader Coaching founder and coach Chance “BingShui” Kornuth scooped Event #63, $3,200 WSOP.com Online No-Limit Hold’em High Roller for $341,598, beating out 480 internet high rollers.
These two events were the last of four online bracelet events the WSOP hosted this summer. Both players will be awarded the same gold piece of jewelry live World Series of Poker earns and will be honored at the Rio in Las Vegas this week.
2018 WSOP Online Bracelet Event Winners
Event #10, $365 No-Limit Hold’em (William “Twooopair” Reymond for $154,996)
Event #47, $565 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed (Matthew “mendey” Mendez for $135,077)
Event #61, $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Championship (Ryan “Toosick” Tosoc for $238,778)
Event #63, $3,200 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller (Chance “BingShui” Kornuth for $341,598)
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With David “bewater” Goodman in a 5-1 hole and desperate to double-up to get back into the heads-up match for the bracelet, Kornuth took the rest of his opponent’s money when he hit a one-outer on the river for a set of 6’s. The diamond 6 was the only card he could hit to win the pot as Goodman had a pair of 10’s and was also four to a flush.
Once he hit his set, Kornuth put his opponent all-in and Goodman was unable to lay down middle-pair (there was also a king on the board) for his remaining chips. But don’t feel bad for “bewater.” The bad beat cost him a shot to win a bracelet but he still walked away with $212,021.
Kornuth won his second bracelet and first since a 2010 $5,000 live PLO event when he had a full head of hair. The poker coach and popular pro now has just a shade under $6 million in lifetime tournament winnings.
WPT Champ Becomes WSOP Champ
Tosoc, who defeated Anthony “Flawlessbink” Maio heads-up to win the largest online bracelet event ever, has also had success in live poker tournaments.
He won the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic at Bellagio in Las Vegas in December for a whopping $1.95 million and finished 2nd in the same event the previous year for $1.1 million.
In just those two events, he’s won over $3 million of his $3.75 million career earnings.