In one of the fastest final tables in World Series of Poker (WSOP) history, David Peters defeated Chance Kornuth heads up to claim his fourth gold bracelet and a $1,166,810 first-place prize in the 46-entry strong 2022 WSOP Event #2: $100,000 High Roller Bounty. Kornuth, who began the final table as chip leader and was fresh off capturing his first World Poker Tour (WPT) title less than two weeks ago, earned $721,144 for his runner-up finish.
It took just 26 hands and a little over an hour to whittle the final five players down to a winner, with heads-up play lasting under ten minutes.
Peters, who taught himself to play poker back in 2004 and has risen to the highest ranks of the game, won his first gold bracelet back in 2016 when he won Event #56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em for $412,557. In 2020, he claimed his second by winning an online bracelet in the GGPoker.com Event #54: $10,000 Heads-Up Championship for $360,480, and last year claimed another online bracelet by taking down the WSOP.com Event #25: $7,777 NLH Lucky 7’s High Roller for $283,940.
The win moved Peters up to $40,165,579 in lifetime tournament earnings according to The Hendon Mob, which saw him pass Erik Seidel to move into fifth place on poker’s all-time money list.
2022 WSOP Event #2: $100,000 High Roller Bounty Payouts
|1||David Peters||United States||$1,166,810|
|2||Chance Kornuth||United States||$721,144|
|4||Ali Imsirovic||Bosnia and Herzogovina||$350,158|
|6||Matthew Steinberg||United States||$180,872|
|7||Phil Ivey||United States||$133,127|
After his victory, which was live-streamed on PokerGO, the now four-time bracelet winner was asked of the significance of the win.
“It feels great, especially the first event of the series, first event being away from the Rio, it’s such a prestigious tournament, so many great players,” he said. “Getting number four is big. There are not too many people who have four. It’s a very, very nice start to the series.”
Peters’ win comes with a bit of extra significance, as while it was a quick heads-up match, it came against one of the hottest players in poker in Kornuth.
“It’s always nice to beat someone that’s hot, and someone that’s a great player. It wasn’t exactly a super long battle heads-up, but it was nice to beat a player like that for sure.”
More bracelets and the WSOP Player of the Year race are also on Peters’ radar as he says he’ll be firing plenty more events this summer in search of more WSOP glory.
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Final Table Action
The tone for the blazing fast final table was set on the first hand as Kornuth eliminated reigning WSOP Main Event champ Koray Aldemir when the latter’s king-high couldn’t hold against Kornuth’s jack-high.
Less than ten minutes later, Ali Imsirovic was the next player out the door as his king-queen smashed into Peters’ aces and sent him away in fourth place.
With Peters now in the chip lead, he continued collecting $25K bounties, as he eliminated Dario Sammartino in third place with pocket jacks against Sammartino’s unimproved ace-eight.
That set up the lightning-quick heads-up match which lasted just a couple of hands despite each player beginning play with over 100 big blinds. It was a quick pair-over-pair confrontation leading to all the chips going in the middle with Peters’ kings holding against Kornuth’s eights to give him the victory.
This concludes our coverage of Event #2: $100,000 High Roller Bounty No-Limit Hold’em. Congratulations to David Peters on the victory and for collecting his fourth gold bracelet. Stay tuned to PokerNews for continued coverage of the 53rd World Series of Poker from its new home at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas.