Chance Kornuth can do no wrong at the 2022 Stairway To Millions. After winning the second event of the series on Friday, Kornuth returned to the winner’s circle a day later when he won Event #3: $4,200 NL Hold’em for $80,640. Kornuth has now cashed in all three Stairway To Millions tournaments, winning two of them, and has successfully stepped his way into the fourth tournament.
Stairway To Millions Event #3 Results
|1||Chance Kornuth||United States||$80,640|
|2||Joseph Cheong||United States||$51,120|
|3||Nathan Zimnik||United States||$40,320|
|4||Mitchell Halverson||United States||$30,240|
|6||Jesse Lonis||United States||$20,160|
“It feels great,” Kornuth said. “I ran even better in this one than I did in the last one. It was pretty incredible. I max late-registered and immediately had chips to play with, and it was smooth sailing the entire way.”
Through the first three 2022 Stairway To Millions tournaments, Kornuth has cashed for $136,040 from three cashes and two victories. Each in-the-money finish came with a cash prize and a ticket to the next tournament, and cashing in Event #3 earned Kornuth a ticket to Event #4: $8,400 NL Hold’em.
“Historically, I have an issue with it, the winner’s tilt, if you will, where I’ll play really bad in the next thing,” Kornuth said when asked about keeping grounded and not letting the success go to his head. “Taking a few minutes to get your mind right and making sure you’re not trying to win too many pots is imperative to doing well in the next one.”
Stairway To Millions Event #3: $4,200 NL Hold’em had a field of 84 entries to create a $336,000 prize pool. The top 12 spots made the money, with each player to cash also winning a ticket to Event #4: $8,400 NL Hold’em. Included in the group of players to cash in Event #3 were Joelle Weinand (9th – $13,440), Ryan Riess (10th – $13,440), and Jeremy Ausmus (11th – $13,440).
For more on Kornuth’s victory, check out the full recap posted on PGT.com.
The final table of Event #3: $4,000 No-Limit Hold’em of the 2022 Stairway To Millions is set and will be airing on PokerGO.com at 4 p.m. ET.
Event #2 winner Chance Kornuth is the chip leader with 2,635,000 in chips ahead of Joseph Cheong, Mitchell Halverson, Daniel Weinand, Nathan Zimnik, and Jesse Lonis. The final six players are guaranteed $20,160 in prize money and a seat into Event #4, while all eyes are on the $80,640 first-place prize. All 12 players that cashed in Event #3 have qualified into Event #4: $8,000 No-Limit Hold’em which begins at 12 p.m. PT from inside the PokerGO Studio.
|Event #4 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.
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