The World Series of Poker is squarely in the spotlight these days. A series of big winners came through this week and we’ve got all of the latest news for you.
Kornuth Wins Third World Series of Poker Bracelet
Nobody was able to stop Chance Kornuth during the 2021 World Series of Poker $10,000 short deck no-limit hold’em event. He worked his way around a field of 66 entries in order to come away with the top prize and the gold bracelet, collecting a cash prize of $194,670.
This wasn’t Kornuth’s first rodeo as he’s now won three gold bracelets in his career. His first win came over 10 years ago when he won the $5,000 pot-limit Omaha event when he earned $508,090 for that victory. His second came eight years after that in 2018 in the $3,200 buy-in high roller online event that wound up bringing in $341,599.
Kornuth now has approximately $9.3 million in career tournament earnings, with $2.2 million of those coming just from events in the World Series of Poker.
Zinno Claims Fourth Career Bracelet
The Rhode Island native, Anthony Zinno, emerged victorious in one of the most recent World Series of Poker events. He had to overcome a large field of 594 other entries in order to come away with the largest prize in the $1,500 HORSE event. The win netted him $160,636 and gave him his fourth career WSOP gold bracelet.
He is now the 53rd player in poker history to claim at least four gold bracelets at the World Series of Poker and the 55th to win two of them in just one series. Zinno now increased his career tournament earnings to $10.6 million now. In addition to the money, he picked up 840 Card Player Player of the Year points to move him up to 65th place in the standings.
Zinno seems to be on a bit of a tear lately. Just four days prior to this big HORSE victory, he competed in the $10,000 seven-card stud championship and won that as well. He claimed $182,872 and another bracelet.
Ball Wins World Series of Poker Bracelet
It was a phenomenal day for poker professional Scott Ball. Competing in the 2021 World Series of Poker $5,000 no-limit hold’em six-max event, he overcame a large field of 578 entries to win the top prize and the gold bracelet. It was the first gold bracelet he has ever won and by far his largest recorded tournament score with his $562,667 in earnings from the big win.
Ball hasn’t always been the most-liked poker player throughout his career. Fellow professional Mike Matusow revealed on a podcast that he believed Ball committed various acts of unprofessionalism including scamming one of Phil Hellmuth’s private poker games. Ball denied all of those rumors and thought that he didn’t deserve the flack that he was getting because of them.
This recent win also netted him 1,680 Card Player Player of the Year points to move him up into 62nd place in the current standings. It was just his second qualified score of 2021, with the other coming during a final table appearance at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open. Regardless, nobody can take these wins away from him.