About Hoyt Corkins

Hoyt Corkins
Hoyt Corkins

Whether the field of players is 48 or 847, Hoyt Corkins has proved he is a true player in the poker world, taking down his first World Series of Poker bracelet in 1992 before the big poker boom and coming back to win another in a much larger field in 2007.

Technically, Corkins is an old-timer in the poker business. He learned how to play poker from his father in after-school games while growing up in Alabama. In his teen years, he was allowed to sit in on his father's home cash game, occasionally playing a hand, but mostly gaining invaluable experience in reading players' actions and reactions at the table.

That experience turned him into a fierce, aggressive player.

He saw his first tournament success in 1989 with a fourth-place finish in the World Series of Poker $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha event. He added three more WSOP cashes in the next two years as well as cashes in other events.

In 1992 he conquered the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event of the World Series, and went on to make a 10th-place cash in another event before dropping off the tournament circuit.

Corkins was going through a divorce and decided to give up on tournament poker. He managed to stay away for 11 years before his girlfriend convinced him to give it another shot in 2003.

He had a few deep cashes including one in a World Poker Tour event, but it was the WPT World Poker Finals win in Mashantucket that proved he still has what it takes to be a serious competitor in the tournament world. He pocketed more than $1 million for the win.

He now splits his time between Las Vegas and Alabama where he still has 60 head of cattle, and his tournament circuit repertoire reads like WSOP and WPT schedules as he focuses mainly on playing in those events.

That strategy has led him to some big cashes, but not quite to another big win - that is until the 2007 World Series of Poker. There, he finally won his second bracelet and more than $500,000 in cash.

Despite his 11 years away from the tournament circuit, Corkins has pulled in more than $3 million in tournament winnings. And you can bet that number will only continue to grow as he seeks more wins and enjoys the spotlight poker is shining on him.

Tournament Placing

Place Winnings Tournament
9 $117,092.00 WSOP 2015 - Event 28 - MONSTER STACK $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
41 $29,463.00 WSOP 2015 - Event 16 - MILLIONAIRE MAKER $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
28 $4,830.00 WSOP 2015 - Event 8 - $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em
191 $2,045.00 WSOP 2014 - Event 56 - $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
57 $2,603.00 WSOP 2014 - Event 30 - $1,500 Stud Hi-Low
14 $21,371.00 WSOP 2014 - Event 18 - $10,000 Razz
41 $4,385.00 WSOP 2014 - Event 3 - $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
23 $19,871.00 WSOP 2013 - Event 26 - Seniors Championship
27 $8,443.00 WSOP 2013 - Event 22 - $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
37 $4,048.00 WSOP 2013 - Event 10 - $1,500 Limit Hold'em
4 $199,023.00 WSOP 2012 - Event 29 - $1,000 Seniors Championship
9 $41,829.00 WSOP 2012 - Event 17 - $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em
72 $6,112.00 WSOP 2012 - Event 2 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
42 $0.00 WSOP Europe 2011 - €10,400 WSOP Europe Main Event
53 $4,118.00 WSOP 2011 - Event 41 - $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout
10 $28,990.00 WSOP 2011 - Event 27 - $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship
147 $2,628.00 WSOP 2011 - Event 20 - $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
49 $4,027.00 WSOP 2011 - Event 15 - $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em
160 $17,500.00 2011 Special - 2011 PCA Main Event
95 $12,669.00 WPT - Season 9 - Bellagio Five Diamond
318 $36,463.00 WSOP 2010 - Event 57 - $10,000 Main Event Championship
15 £42,454.00 WSOPE 2010 - £10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
288 $1,894.00 WSOP 2010 - Event 34 - $1,000 Seniors Championship
22 $6,063.00 WSOP 2010 - Event 7 - $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit)
60 $23,602.00 WPT Season 8 - LA Poker Classic
7 £15,302.00 WSOPE 2009 - £2,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha
40 $4,393.00 2009 WSOP - Event 25 - $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo
22 $7,918.00 2009 WSOP - Event 10 - $2,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em/Omaha
21 $25,000.00 WPT Season 7 - Bay 101 Shooting Star
26 $44,433.00 WPT Season 7 - LA Poker Classic
6 $216,175.00 WPT Season 7 - Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic
162 $41,816.00 2008 WSOP - Event 54, Main Event No-Limit Hold'em
41 $5,055.00 2008 WSOP - Event 53, Limit Hold'em Shootout
21 $20,492.00 2008 WSOP - Event 30, World Championship Limit Hold'em
4 $81,699.00 2008 WSOP - Event 22, H.O.R.S.E.
2 $458,267.00 WPT Season 6 - World Poker Open
36 $48,180.00 WPT Season 6 - Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic
1 $515,065.00 2007 WSOP - Event 30, No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
16 $30,235.00 2007 WSOP - Event 7, Pot Limit Omaha W/Rebuys
22 $17,137.00 WPT Season 5 - World Poker Open
3 $381,540.00 WPT Season 5 - Legends of Poker
364 $34,636.00 2006 WSOP - Event 39, No-Limit Texas Hold'em World Championship Event
30 $8,706.00 2006 WSOP - Event 27, No-Limit Hold'em
79 $3,008.00 2006 WSOP - Event 3, Pot-Limit Hold'em
22 $11,010.00 2005 WSOP - Event 7, $1,000 No-limit Hold'em w/rebuys
25 $7,390.00 2005 WSOP - Event 3, $1,500 Pot-limit Hold'em
2 $290,965.00 WPT Season 2 - PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
1 $1,089,200.00 WPT Season 2 - World Poker Finals