Sergio Aido joins the long list of Spanish poker players to claim WSOP gold after winning Event #39: $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller for $2,026,506. Aido denied Chance Kornuth his fourth WSOP bracelet and, in the process, saw his lifetime tournament earnings eclipse $21,213,000, according to The Hendon Mob.

Aido now sits 44th on the All-Time Money List, having leaped over Jason Mercier (45th), Ole Schemion (46th), Dominik Nitsche (47th), Andrew Lichtenberger (47th), and Nacho Barbero (48th). On the Spain All-Time Money List, Aido extends his lead in second place over Carlos Mortensen, and clips away at the near two-to-one lead of fourth-place finisher in Event #39, Adrian Mateos.

The massive 177-entrant field created a prize pool of $8,451,750, which paid the final 27 players. Players finishing in the money included Jeremy Ausmus, Brandon Steven, Aleks Ponakovs, Mikita Badziakouski, Chris Brewer, Seth Davies, Philip Sternheimer, Artur Martirosyan, and Martin Kabrhel, before the final table of nine was set. Defending champion Leon Sturn bowed out in ninth place and was then followed by UFC Octagon Announcer Bruce Buffer in eighth place. Once Johannes Straver was eliminated in seventh, the final six players were sent on a break prior to the PokerGO livestream beginning. 

Aido was the chip leader ahead of Vikto "Isildur1" Blom and Jesse Lonis. Jonathan Jaffe was the first to fall when he four-bet shoved with ace-four suited but was called by Aido's pocket kings. Jaffe flopped a sweat with a gusthot, but bricked out the turn and river and was eliminated in sixth place. Lonis would call all-in from the big blind with ace-jack and be in great shape against the jack-ten of Blom. However, running tens on the turn and river would be the dagger for Lonis as he would settle for fifth place. 

Blom and Aido tussled for the chip lead before Mateos was eliminated by fellow Spaniard Aido. Mateos shoved with queen-eight suited and Aido called with king-seven suited. The seven on the flop and turn ended things for Mateos as Aido now held 60% of the chips in play. Blom would be the next to fall after being all-in on the flop with top and bottom pair. Kornuth however had top two pair, and when the turn and river blanked out, Blom was eliminated in third as Aido held a slender chip lead over Kornuth.

Aido surged ahead after picking off a queen-high bluff from Korntuh before the final hand saw Audo shove the river with a full house and Kornuth called all-in with two pair. Kornuth's inferior hand would see his fate sealed in second place, while Aido was awarded his first WSOP bracelet and his biggest career score of more than $2 million.

2024 WSOP Event #39: $50,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Results

Place Player Country Prize PGT Points
1st Sergio Aido Spain $2,026,506 800
2nd Chance Kornuth United States $1,351,000 700
3rd Viktor Blom Sweden $951,727 571
4th Adrian Mateos Spain $681,554 409
5th Jesse Lonis United States $496,293 298
6th Jonathan Jaffe United States $367,577 221
7th Johannes Straver Netherlands $276,987 166
8th Bruce Buffer United States $212,423 127
9th Leon Sturm Germany $165,849 100

PGT Leaderboard Top 10

Rank Player PGT Points Wins Cashes Winnings
1st David Coleman 1,336 4 12 $1,052,369
2nd Dylan Weisman 1,301 3 12 $1,331,099
3rd Aram Zobian 1,131 2 11 $1,000,090
4th Nick Schulman 1,035 1 9 $1,912,611
5th Jesse Lonis 953 1 11 $1,149,706
6th Daniel Negreanu 923 1 12 $803,791
7th Sergio Aido 825 1 2 $2,051,406
8th Chance Kornuth 761 0 3 $1,452,573
9th Samuli Sipila 749 2 4 $776,140
10th John Fauver 732 1 2 $731,798

These are the leaderboard standings as of Sunday, June 16, 2024. The complete and current PGT leaderboard is at pgt.com/leaderboard.

Sergio Aido now climbs into seventh on the PGT leaderboard with 825 PGT points after winning his first WSOP bracelet. Aido also had a cash earlier this year at the U.S. Poker Open. Chance Kornuth's runner-up finish propelled him to eight on the PGT leaderboard with 761 PGT points. Kornuth has three cashes this season, including two from the two $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller events at the WSOP.

Jesse Lonis sits in fifth on the PGT leaderboard with 953 PGT points. Lonis' fifth-place finish would see him secure his 11th cash of the season for $1,149,706 in prize money. Viktor Blom is now 18th on the PGT leaderboard with 600 PGT points, while Seth Davies leaped over Calvin Anderson to move into 16th on the PGT leaderboard with 654 PGT points. Jeremy Ausmus finished in 26th place and now sits 22nd on the PGT leaderboard with 571 PGT points and seven cashes.

The next eligible WSOP event to earn PGT points is Event #45: $10k H.O.R.S.E. Championship, beginning on June 17, with late registration open through June 18. Following that will be Event #47: $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller, beginning on June 18, and then Event #50: $10,000 Razz Championship, beginning on June 19.

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