Friday, April 29,2016 : KORNUTH PREVAILS IN 2016 EUROPEAN POKER TOUR GRAND FINAL
Three-way chop ends a High Roller thriller.
American professional poker player Chance Kornuth clinched his second High Roller title this year in the just completed Euro 10,000 buy-in High Roller NLHE competition at the European Poker Tour Grand Final in Monte Carlo.
His chip leader victory after a three-way chop with Phil Gruissem and Sergey Lebedev ended the game and was worth an impressive Euro 351,108 and the title, leaving Gruissem and Lebedev respectively with Euro 299,162 and Euro 292,750 pay days.
The international final table in the event was stellar to say the least, including Fedor Holz of Germany (fourth for Euro 169,000); Azerbaijani Murad Akhundov (fifth for Euro 133,680); US pro Anthony Zinno (sixth on Euro 101,500); Felipe Ramos of Brazil (seventh on Euro 74,100 and Russia's Dimitry Yurasov (Euro 54,180).
214 entries (164 unique players plus 50 re-entries) generated a prize pool of Euro 2,075,800 for the event.