$5k Pot-Limit Omaha: Chance Korneth is The Champ!
With the stack sizes starting to look increasingly small compared to the blinds, it was only a small matter of time till the bracelet was decided - and so it has been.
Here's how the final eliminations went down.
Super Ted Grounded (4th)
Kevin Boudreau put paid to Ted Martin's shot at the bracelet. THe pair got it in preflop - Martin with A♦ J♠ K♣ 6♣ and Boudreau with A♠ Q♠ 5♠ K♥. Chance Kornuth came along for the ride but wasn't a fan of the T♠ 6♠ 2♣ flop and folded when Boudreau liked it enought to bet pot.
Surprisingly, Martin's pair of sixes was nominally in the lead against Boudreau's flush draw but when the 9♠ hit the turn, the rail went wild and we were one more player down, Martin busted in 4th spot for $165,825.
Misses Smith (3rd)
A sall stacked Danny Smith went for broke with a hopeful Omaha hand - A♣ Q♠ J♦ 8♥ -and realistically he was in reasonable shape versus Boudreau's A♥ K♠ 7♠ 3♠.
However when the board peeled out with a king and a three, Boudreau's kings-up hand was best by the river and Smith bows out in 3rd with $226,923 his reward for a deep run.
So heads-up, it was Kevin Boudreau and Chance Kornuth - the two comabatants whose respective rails had been at war earlier.
It didn't take long for the contest to be decided. Here's how it went down.
Chance Kornuth Wins The Bracelet!
With stacks as shallow as they were it wouldn't take long for the pair to get their stacks in the middle and so it proved, Chance going for broke with Q♣ 9♦ 8♥ 6♥ on a J♦ 8♣ 2♥ board.
Boudreau actually had the edge in what was a big pot, his K♣ K♥ A♠ 4♠ a statistical favorite but when Chance's second pair turned into trips on the 8 turn, Kornuth needed a king to bail him out.
No king came!
The rail burst into life, a huge roar building in the Rio as Kornuth's supporters realised their man had pinged a bracelet!
$313,792 for Boudreau and a very respectable second place, but $508,090 and the shiny WSOP bracelet goes to the aptly-named Chance Kornuth - who has defeated a highly capable field of Omaha players to seal his place in history!
Our congratulations go out to Kornuth. Thanks for following our coverage and be sure to hit up PokerListings shortly for our full recap of the day.
For now though, good night and good luck to all!
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