Chance Kornuth Wins Flip & Go For Fourth WSOP

Chance Kornuth Wins Fourth World Series of Poker Bracelet

Chance Kornuth has ascended to the elite list of players who have won four or more World Series of Poker bracelets. The 38-year-old poker pro took down the 2024 WSOP $1,000 Flip & Go event, outlasting a field of 1,088 entries to secure the hardware and the top prize of $155,446.

Kornuth’s victory made him just the 73rd player in poker history to have earned as many titles at the WSOP.

The win increased Kornuth’s career earnings to nearly $19.3 million. It also saw him earn 960 Card Player Player of the Year points. This was the second title and fifth final-table finish of 2024 for Kornuth. With 2,971 total points, he now sits in 30th place on the overall POY leaderboard presented by Global Poker.

The first Flip & Go tournaments were hosted online at GGPoker and then brought to the brick-and-mortar WSOP in 2021. The tournament begins with an initial ‘flip’ in which a full table of players are forced all-in blind and are dealt a hand of pineapple. They discard one of their three starting cards after seeing a flop and then the rest of the board is dealt out. The winner from each single-table flip makes the money and moves on to the second phase of the event: a fast-paced no-limit hold’em tournament that plays down to a champion like a typical tournament would.

From the 1,088 entrants, only 136 moved on to day 2 having locked up a min-cash of $2,200. Among those that went on to make deep runs were two-time bracelet winner Shannon Shorr (25th), popular poker vlogger Brad Owen (21st), bracelet winner Danny Wong (18th), six-time bracelet winner Shaun Deeb (14th), three-time bracelet winner
Georgios Sotiropoulos (11th), and bracelet winner Mike Leah (3rd).

Kornuth won a flip with A-Q against the pocket fours of Leah to take a healthy chip lead into heads-up play against Kannapong Thanarattrakul of Thailand. The final battle for the bracelet was brief. The chips soon got all-in with ADiamond Suit4Diamond Suit for Thanarattrakul facing QDiamond SuitJHeart Suit for Kornuth. A 8Club Suit7Spade Suit7Club SuitJDiamond Suit7Heart Suit runout saw Kornuth make sevens full of jacks to win the pot and the title. Thanarattrakul earned $103,633 as the runner-up.

Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Chance Kornuth United States $155,446
2 Kannapong Thanarattrakul Thailand $103,633
3 Mike Leah Canada $74,062
4 Sean Whelan United States $53,662
5 Xiaoyao Ma United States $39,428