Chance Kornuth Wins $161K in SCOOP Progressive KO2 years ago
It isn't often that you'll see the winner of an online poker tournament take home over 13x more than the runner-up finisher, yet that's exactly what happened when Chance 'ChanceCU' Kornuth emerged victorious in PokerStars SCOOP Event #39-H.
Kornuth took home $161,671.84, while Team PokerStars Pro Andre 'aakkari' Akkari received just $12,640.62 for finishing 2nd.
The reason for the huge difference in prize money between the top two finishers? A Progressive Knockout tournament in which the entire prize pool was paid out in bounties, leaving no funds left over to distribute according to place of finish.
Shipped the first SCOOP I regged since being in 🇨🇦 for 163k. Now on to the 5k w 250k up top 🏆 💪🏼💰 pic.twitter.com/lQvn1cUf3M— Chance Kornuth (@ChancesCards) May 18, 2017
Chance, the Bounty Hunter
That prize pool totaled $832,000 after 832 entries each bought in for $1,050. And the only way to earn some of that prize money was to KO your tablemates.
Each player KO'd was worth at least $500, with 50% of the KO'd player's bounty tacked onto the bounty of the player responsible for knocking him or her out.
Throughout the 2-day event, ChanceCU did an awesome impression of Manny Pacquaio, relentlessly knocking out players and accumulating their bounties. In fact, when the final table was down to six players, Kornuth allowed no others to win any more bounties, doing all the KO'ing until he was the last and final player standing.
Time to Collect
The victory was the second SCOOP title of Kornuth's career and the first SCOOP event he entered since making his way to Canada. Word of his big win made the rounds rather quickly, with a number of players apparently looking to collect IOUs now that the Colorado native was flush with cash.
Never realize how many people you owe a few hundred dollars too until you win a scoop 😅🤔— Chance Kornuth (@ChancesCards) May 19, 2017
Here are the final table results of SCOOP Event #39-H, as per PokerStars Blog:
Places paid: n/a (entire prize pool for bounties)
|1||Chance 'ChanceCU' Kornuth||$161,671.84 ($81,335.90 in bounties)|
|2||Andre 'aakkari' Akkari||$12,640.62|
|3||Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar||$11,906.25|
|5||Simon 'C. Darwin2' Mattsson||$17,906.24|
|8||Joaquín 'elmelogno4' Melogno||$11,343.75|
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