Thursday, June 2, 2022 3:15 PM Local Time
David Peters Wins 2022 WSOP Event #2: $100,000 High Roller Bounty for 4th Gold Bracelet
In one of the fastest final tables in World Series of Poker (WSOP) history, David Peters defeated Chance Kornuth heads up to claim his fourth gold bracelet and a $1,166,810 first-place prize in the 2022 WSOP Event #2: $100,000 High Roller Bounty. Kornuth, who began the final table as chip leader and was fresh off capturing his first World Poker Tour (WPT) title less than two weeks ago, earned $721,144 for his runner-up finish.
It took just 26 hands and a little over an hour to whittle the final five players down to a winner, with heads-up play lasting under ten minutes.
Peters, who taught himself to play poker back in 2004 and has risen to the highest ranks of the game, won his first gold bracelet back in 2016 when he won Event #56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em for $412,557. In 2020, he claimed his second by winning an online bracelet in the GGPoker.com Event #54: $10,000 Heads-Up Championship for $360,480, and last year claimed another online bracelet by taking down the WSOP.com Event #25: $7,777 NLH Lucky 7's High Roller for $283,940.
The win moved Peters up to $40,165,579 in lifetime tournament earnings according to The Hendon Mob, which saw him pass Erik Seidel to move into fifth place on poker's all-time money list.
2022 WSOP Event #2: $100,000 High Roller Bounty Payouts
|1||David Peters||United States||$1,166,810|
|2||Chance Kornuth||United States||$721,144|
|4||Ali Imsirovic||Bosnia and Herzogovina||$350,158|
|6||Matthew Steinberg||United States||$180,872|
|7||Phil Ivey||United States||$133,127|
After his victory, which was live-streamed on PokerGO, the now four-time bracelet winner was asked of the significance of the win.
"It feels great, especially the first event of the series, first event being away from the Rio, it's such a prestigious tournament, so many great players," he said. "Getting number four is big. There are not too many people who have four. It's a very, very nice start to the series."
Peters' win comes with a bit of extra significance, as while it was a quick heads-up match, it came against one of the hottest players in poker in Kornuth.
"It's always nice to beat someone that's hot, and someone that's a great player. It wasn't exactly a super long battle heads-up, but it was nice to beat a player like that for sure."
More bracelets and the WSOP Player of the Year race are also on Peters' radar as he says he'll be firing plenty more events this summer in search of more WSOP glory.
Final Table Action
The tone for the blazing fast final table was set on the first hand as Kornuth eliminated reigning WSOP Main Event champ Koray Aldemir when the latter's king-high couldn't hold against Kornuth's jack-high.
Less than ten minutes later, Ali Imsirovic was the next player out the door as his king-queen smashed into Peters' aces and sent him away in fourth place.
With Peters now in the chip lead, he continued collecting $25K bounties, as he eliminated Dario Sammartino in third place with pocket jacks against Sammartino's unimproved ace-eight.
That set up the lightning-quick heads-up match which lasted just a couple of hands despite each player beginning play with over 100 big blinds. It was a quick pair-over-pair confrontation leading to all the chips going in the middle with Peters' kings holding against Kornuth's eights to give him the victory.
This concludes our coverage of Event #2: $100,000 High Roller Bounty No-Limit Hold'em. Congratulations to David Peters on the victory and collecting his fourth gold bracelet.
Stay tuned to PokerNews for continued coverage of the 53rd World Series of Poker from its new home at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas
Thursday, June 2, 2022 3:14 PM Local Time
Chance Kornuth Eliminated in 2nd Place ($721,144)
David Peters opened to 460,000 on the button and Chance Kornuth three-bet to 1,800,000 out of the big blind. Peters responded with a four-bet to 3,900,000 only to see Kornuth move all in for 12,000,000. Peters snapped it off to put Kornuth at risk.
Peters was in prime position to eliminate Kornuth and capture the gold bracelet but the flop did give Kornuth an open ended straight draw. The turn and river brought no further help to the start of Day 3 chipleader, however, forcing him to settle for 2nd place and a $721,144 consolation prize.
Peters, meanwhile, walks away with $1,166,810 and his fourth WSOP bracelet.
|David Peters||27,600,000||10,800,000 |
|Chance Kornuth||0||-10,900,000 |
Thursday, June 2, 2022 3:02 PM Local Time
Dario Sammartino Eliminated in 3rd Place ($498,696)
After David Peters raised to 350,000 on the button, Dario Sammartino moved all in for his final 2,600,000.
The board came , bringing no help to Sammartino and sending him home in 3rd place.
|David Peters||16,800,000||100,000 |
|Chance Kornuth||10,900,000||-300,000 |
|Dario Sammartino||0||-2,600,000 |
Thursday, June 2, 2022 2:52 PM Local Time
Sammartino Chips Up
Chance Kornuth folded his button to send the action to David Peters in the small blind who decided to call. Dario Sammartino checked his option out of the big blind to send both players to the flop.
Peters led out on the flop and after some consideration Sammartino called.
The turn put three spades on the board and Peters checked to Sammartino who bet 275,000. Peters called.
The river both paired and put four spades on the board. Neither player was willing to put any more chips in the pot and Sammartino showed for the flush, strong enough to add some chips to his relatively short stack.
|David Peters||16,700,000||2,100,000 |
|Dario Sammartino||2,600,000||-700,000 |
Thursday, June 2, 2022 2:38 PM Local Time
Peters Takes a Chunk From Kornuth
David Peters raised to 275,000 on the button and was called by Chance Kornuth in the big blind.
The players checked the flop, then on the turn, Kornuth bet 650,000 and Peters called.
On the river, Kornuth checked and after using a time bank, Peters bet 1,500,000.
Kornuth gave it some thought before folding as Peters has now taken the chip lead.
|David Peters||14,600,000||0 |
|Chance Kornuth||11,200,000||0 |
Thursday, June 2, 2022 2:20 PM Local Time
Level 18 started
Thursday, June 2, 2022 2:19 PM Local Time
Sammartino Doubles Through Peters
David Peters moved all in from the small blind and Dario Sammartino called off in the big blind for his remaining 1,450,000.
The board ran out pairing Sammartino's ten and bringing no help to Peters.
|David Peters||9,700,000||-700,000 |
|Dario Sammartino||3,300,000||1,560,000 |
Thursday, June 2, 2022 2:18 PM Local Time
Ali Imsirovic Eliminated in 4th Place ($350,158)
Action folded to Chance Kornuth on the button who raised to 240,000. Ali Imsirovic three-bet to 1,400,000 out of the small blind, leaving himself just 185,000 behind. David Peters opted to call and Kornuth folded to send Imsirovic and Peters heads up to the flop.
Imsirovic moved all in on the flop and Peters called to put him at risk.
Imsirovic was way behind and would need running cards to survive. The brought no help, rendering the river meaningless and Imsirovic headed to the payout desk to collect $350,158 for his efforts.
|David Peters||10,400,000||1,480,000 |
|Ali Imsirovic||0||-1,765,000 |
Thursday, June 2, 2022 2:10 PM Local Time
Koray Aldemir Eliminated in 5th Place ($249,693)
Chance Kornuth raised to 1,500,000 from the button, Ali Imsirovic folded his small blind, and Koray Aldemir called in the big blind for his remaining 860,000.
The flop paired Kornuth's seven, and the turn and river didn't bring enough help to Aldemir, who bowed out on the first hand of the day.
|Chance Kornuth||15,700,000||1,435,000 |
|Ali Imsirovic||1,765,000||-50,000 |
|Koray Aldemir||0||-860,000 |
Thursday, June 2, 2022 2:03 PM Local Time
The Final Table is Underway
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Thursday, June 2, 2022 2:00 PM Local Time
Level 17 started
Thursday, June 2, 2022 10:58 AM Local Time
Kornuth Leads Final Five in Hunt for Gold Bracelet on Final Day of WSOP $100,000 High Roller Bounty
Just five players remain in Event #2: $100,000 High Roller Bounty No-Limit Hold'em with a gold bracelet and $1,166,810 plus bounties slated to head the eventual winner's way.
Leading the pack of elite poker pros is Chance Kornuth (14,265,000) who, thanks to a heater on Day 2 that saw him eliminate Daniel Negreanu among others, has put some distance between himself and the other four players. Closest to catching him is David Peters (8,920,000) who built up a large stack during bubble play courtesy of a huge confrontation with Koray Aldemir (860,000) whose flopped set of eights fell to the rivered straight of Peters. Rounding out the final five are Ali Imsirovic (1,815,000) and Dario Sammartino (1,740,000).
Final Five Chip Counts
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Chance Kornuth||United States||14,265,000||143|
|2||David Peters||United States||8,920,000||89|
|3||Ali Imsirovic||Bosnia and Herzegovina||1,815,000||18|
Play resumes at 1 p.m. PDT Thursday, June 2nd at level 17 with blinds of 50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 big blind ante at which point the tournament will play down to a winner. Levels will continue to be 40-minutes long through to the conclusion of the event with 15-minute breaks after every third level.
PokerGO will be streaming the action on a one hour delay from 2 p.m. PDT and PokerNews will be on hand to continue to provide live updates for this and every other event at the 2022 WSOP at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.