Mere hours after winning Event #2 and a seat into this event, Chance Kornuth leads the final six of Event #3: $4,000 No-Limit Hold’em, holding more than 30% of the chips in play.
Joining Kornuth at the final table are Joseph Cheong, Mitchell Halverson, Daniel Weinand, Nathan Zimnik, and Jesse Lonis.
The 84-entrant field created a prize pool of $336,000 and awarded the top 12 finishers with a min-cash of $13,440, which includes a seat into Event #4: $8,000 No-Limit Hold’em. The top six are guaranteed at least $20,160 and the seat but have their eyes fixed on the first-place prize of $80,640.
Falling just shy of the final six was Victoria Livschitz, who saw her tournament come to an end when she got her short stack in with king-deuce against the pocket tens of Zimnik. Livschitz failed to improve and her tournament was ended in seventh place for $16,800, which she will look to improve upon during Event #4.
Rounding out the final table of nine was Philip Shing, who finished in eighth place for $13,440 when the king-six of Kornuth held with the better kicker against his king-four in a blind vs. blind battle, and Joelle Parenteau, who made the final six of Event #2, finished in ninth place for $13,440 when her pocket queens couldn’t hold against Kornuth’s ace-seven when an ace appeared on the turn.
Others walking away with a seat into Event #4 include Ryan Riess, Jeremy Ausmus, and Michael Wang. Both Ausmus and Wang won their seat into this event by cashing in Event #2, and they will look to continue their journey up the Stairway to Millions in Event #4.
Jaime Cervantes just missed out on the cash and the seat for the second day in a row in unfortunate circumstances when he found himself all-in and at risk with his short stack holding ace-deuce against Cheong’s ten-six. Cheong rivered a straight to burst the bubble and send the players into the money.
|Event #3 Final Table|
|1||Chance Kornuth||United States||2,635,000|
|3||Mitchell Halverson||United States||1,290,000|
|4||Nathan Zimnik||United States||1,140,000|
|5||Jesse Lonis||United States||645,000|
|6||Joseph Cheong||United States||1,500,000|
When play resumes there is 14:13 remaining in level 16 and the button is in seat 4
The final six players will enter the PokerGO Studio on Saturday, January 15, at 12 p.m. PT with the final table airing on PokerGO.com at 1 p.m. PT.
Victoria Livschitz jammed in her stack of about 350,000 from middle position and Nathan Zimnik called in the small blind.
The board ran out to keep Zimnik’s tens in front and eliminate Livschitz in seventh place, earning her $16,800 which includes a seat into Event #4.
Victoria Livschitz moved all-in for 815,000 from the cutoff and Daniel Weinand called all-in from the small blind for 545,000.
The board ran out and Weinand doubled through.
Chance Kornuth limped the small blind and Daniel Weinand checked his option in the big.
The flop landed and Kornuth bet 50,000 and Weinand called.
The checked through on the turn to reveal the on the river.
Kornuth checked, Weinand bet 145,000, and Kornuth folded.
Chance Kornuth limped under the gun, Joseph Cheong called the small blind, and Victoria Livschitz checked her option.
The dealer spread the flop and after the blinds checked, Kornuth bet 65,000. Cheong and Livschitz called.
The came on the turn and Cheong led for 130,000. Livschitz folded and Kornuth called.
The completed the board and Cheong check-called a 460,000 bet by Kornuth.
“I got it,” Kornuth said as flipped over to take the pot with a flush.
25,000 / 50,000
Big Blind Ante
Joseph Cheong opened to 80,000 in the hijack and Chance Kornuth three-bet to 125,000 on the button. Daniel Weinand called in the small blind and Cheong called.
The flop came and after Weinand and Cheong checked, Kornuth bet 85,000. Weinand called and Cheong raised to 250,000. After some deliberations, both Kornuth and Weinand folded to send the pot to Cheong.
Phil Hellmuth Takes On Tom Dwan In ‘High Stakes Duel’ $400,000 Poker Match On January 26, Exclusively On PokerGO
Phil Hellmuth and Tom Dwan, two of poker’s most iconic players with a competitive rivalry going back more than a decade, step into the High Stakes Duel ring at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, for a $400,000 heads-up poker match.
The match will be broadcast on PokerGO.com on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT). New subscribers can receive $20 off an annual PokerGO.com subscription by using the code “HSD3R3” at sign-up. The first hour of the match will be available for free on the PokerGO YouTube channel.
High Stakes Duel III Round 3 isn’t the first time Hellmuth and Dwan have battled in heads-up play. Their rivalry has been one of the longest and most high-profile in poker, with roots tracing back to 2008. After becoming an online poker phenom and rising to poker stardom, Dwan met Hellmuth in the opening round of the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship. Dwan cracked Hellmuth’s pocket aces with his pocket tens to send the “Poker Brat” into one of his patented rants. After words were exchanged between the two, Dwan challenged Hellmuth to play heads-up poker at any stakes. That match never took place, but the two would finally meet in High Stakes Duel III Round 2 to battle for $100,000 each.
Entering High Stakes Duel III Round 2, Hellmuth had won seven straight High Stakes Duel matches, defeating Antonio Esfandiari, Daniel Negreanu, and FS1’s Nick Wright in the process. As fate would have it, Dwan cracked Hellmuth’s aces to win the match and end Hellmuth’s impressive streak. After the loss, Hellmuth exercised his option to a rematch with Dwan. Under the rules of High Stakes Duel, the stakes double for the rematch. Hellmuth and Dwan will now go to battle for $200,000 apiece with the winner taking home $400,000.
The winner of this $400,000 Round 3 match will either face a rematch with the opponent or move on to battle with a new challenger at double the stakes. Per the rules of PokerGO’s High Stakes Duel, the stakes double with each round with the ultimate potential of an eighth round being played for $12,800,000 in prize money. A player can walk away victorious if they win three consecutive matches before Round 4 or two consecutive matches starting with Round 4.
Round 3 of High Stakes Duel III between Hellmuth and Dwan airs on PokerGO.com on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT). New subscribers can receive $20 off an annual PokerGO.com subscription by using the code “HSD3R3” at sign-up. The first hour of the match will be available for free on PokerGO’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/PokerGO.
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