Chance Kornuth continued his impressive start to the 2022 Stairway To Millions series with a victory in Event #2: $2,150 NL Hold’em. Kornuth cashed in the first event, finishing 16th, and his prize included a ticket to the second tournament. After entering the final table of six in fourth chip position, Kornuth defeated Eric Baldwin in heads-up play to come out on top. Kornuth picked up $51,600 for the win, which includes a ticket to Event #3: $4,200 NL Hold’em.
“The cards definitely can make it easy sometimes,” Kornuth said in the moments after his win. “Eric’s a very tough opponent and played incredibly well. It just didn’t go his way.”
Stairway To Millions Event #2 Results
|1||Chance Kornuth||United States||$51,600|
|2||Eric Baldwin||United States||$36,120|
|3||Jovan Santiago||United States||$28,380|
|5||Brock Wilson||United States||$18,060|
|6||Jeremy Ausmus||United States||$12,900|
By continuing to cash, Kornuth is working his way up the “stairway.” His run began two days ago in Event #1: $1,100 NL Hold’em. In that event, Kornuth finished in 16th place from the field of 190 entries and his $3,800 prize included a ticket to Event #2: $2,150 NL Hold’em. In the second event, Kornuth maneuvered his way through the 129-entry field on Day 1 to finish fourth in chips with six players remaining. He worked his way to heads-up play against Baldwin before battling to take the title.
For more on Kornuth’s victory, check out the full recap posted on PGT.com.