Chance Kornuth becomes champion of $25K Challenge of 2016 Aussie Million

By | January 24, 2016
Chance Kornuth

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Chance Kornuth of the United States has won the prestigious event of $25 K challenge at Day 2 of the 2016 Aussie Million. The tournament attracted 122 players out of which 100 entrants were unique and rest of the 22 were reentries, which generated a prize pool of AUD$2.98 Millions. Kornuth topped the field and took home the first prize of AUD$790,560. This is the second biggest win for Kornuth after the world series of poker bracelet back in the year 2010.

The 2016 Aussie Million seems to be a great tournament for the US pro Kornuth. He has already cashed out two times before this great win of $25K challenge in this particular tournament i.e. at the Event#3 and Event#6. The event#3 was for No Limit Hold’em Shot Clock, where he finished 8th and collected AU$4,520 and the event#6 was for No Limit Hold’em 6 Max, where he finished 9th and took home a cash amount of AU$9,415.

Chance Kornuth, played out a real good game till the end of Day 2 and created history because at a moment an Irish player Steve O,Dwyer and a Russian Igor Kurganov were playing well and were very close to win this title.

Kornuth is the winner and defeated a professional poker player from Russia Igor Kurganov, who collected AU$ $541,680.

Top 7 Places of the 2016 Aussie Million:

  • Chance Kornuth of USA topped the event and collected first prize of AU$790,560.
  • Igor Kurganov of Russia was the runner up and took home AU$541,680
  • Jason Les of the United States comes at 3rd place and took down AU$351,360
  • Steve O’Dwyer, an Irish poker player booked for 4th place and collected AU$263,520.
  • Oliver Price of the United Kingdom is at 5th position and collected the winning share of AU$190,320.
  • Phanlert Sukonthachartnant of Thailand is at 6th place and got cash amount of AU$131,760.
  • Michael Egan of Australia is at 7th place and added an amount of AU$109,800 to his account.

Benny Spindler of Germany finished 8th place and got AU$109,800. Another German pro Dominik Nitsche booked for 9th place and took home an amount of AU$87,840 whereas Eugene Katchalov of Ukraine finished for 10th position and made AU$109,800.