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Blom vs Kornuth: A $100K high roller showdown!

Attention shifts once again to the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas, as the much-awaited WSOP 2024 is already underway. The high level of competition and risks involved in the game have drawn the attention of some of the world’s best players to this prestigious event. Today, the focus shifts to Event #47: $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em, where professional players are vying for the top prize of $2,838,389. It is now poised to be quite an exciting clash between some of the best players in the industry.

Leading the pack is Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, who may not be very popular in live poker events but is a monster in the online poker arena. Blom is well equipped for the tournament, having been to the final three in the recent $50,000 High Roller event in which he finished in third place and was awarded $951,727. It is imperative to note that Blom is stiffly dominated by Chance Kornuth, who is the owner of Chip Leader Coaching. Kornuth leads the final table in chips and is eyeing a third WSOP bracelet with another seven-figure score this summer.

Joining them in their quest for this highly coveted bracelet are Chris Hunichen, who has played poker for quite some years but has yet to win this bracelet, and Jeremy Ausmus, who is potentially a future Poker Hall of Famer playing for his sixth bracelet. There are also two young talents, Justin Saliba and Aleksejs Ponakovs, who want to win the third bracelet.

By the third day in the Horseshoe Casino, the players are all in their rightful posts. Kornuth is currently ahead with 8,900,000 chips, and Blom has a massive 27,675,000 chips. Other significant contenders, including Hunichen and Ponakovs, also remain steady, with 16,475,000 and 6,475,000 chips, respectively. The upcoming exciting action will encourage active confrontation and thinking as the event begins at the main feature stage at 1 p.m. local time. The final table will air on PokerGO at 2 p.m., with a one-hour delay, for those unable to attend the venue.

Level 22 continues with blinds at 150,000/300,000/300,000, and as time decreases to 37 minutes and 25 seconds, people’s expectations grow. In anticipation of the announcement of the subsequent WSOP High Roller champion, the PokerNews team is present at the venue and prepared to provide updates on the remaining plays.

Since the game approaches the final stages, the participants have a lot to play for. The first winner of the Mega Millions will be presented with $2,838,389; the second winner will be presented with $1,892,260; and the third winner $1,311,091. Other standard payouts are 932,725 for the fourth position, 681,796 for the fifth position, and 512,465 for the sixth position. Other well-endowed players include Daniel Aharoni from the USA, who has guaranteed earnings of $396,396; and Isaac Haxton from the US, who claims to have earned $315,805.

The WSOP event, which takes place at the well-known locations of Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas casinos, is much more than a mere competition. It serves as a proving ground for players’ skills and tactic understanding, giving them a feel of the adrenaline rush that poker entails. These awards are prestigious, and huge amounts of money are at risk, which provides this event with great importance in the world of poker.

David Bright

David Bright joined Times of Casino as a news writer focused on the casino industry. He holds a bachelor degree in Economics and Accounting and currently contributing in-depth news articles. David writes on the casinos, gambling legislation, poker, and much more.

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