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2024 55th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, June 14, 2024 to Sunday, June 16, 2024

Event #39: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed)

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  • Buy-in: $50,000
  • Prizepool: $8,451,750
  • Entries: 177
  • Remaining: 0

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Sunday, June 16, 2024 11:34 PM Local Time (about 2 days and 4 hours ago)
Sergio Aido Lands First Bracelet and Cements Himself in the History Books With Victory in Event #39: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) For $2,026,506

Sergio Aido

Spain's Sergio Aido cemented his name into the history books by winning Event #39: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) for a career-best score of $2,026,506 and his first World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet. Aido overcame Chance Kornuth in an enthralling heads-up battle that spanned two levels, which saw the American player bank $1,351,000 for his runner-up finish — also a career-best cash.

The field of 177 players was the largest in WSOP history, and thus, it generated a prize pool of $8,451,750, which broke the previous high.

WSOP 2024 Event #39: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) Final Table Results

RankNameCountryPrize
1Sergio AidoSpain$2,026,506
2Chance KornuthUnited States$1,351,000
3Viktor BlomSweden$951,727
4Adrian MateosSpain$681,554
5Jesse LonisUnited States$496,293
6Jonathan JaffeUnited States$367,577
7Johannes StraverNetherlands$276,987
8Bruce BufferUnited States$212,423
9Leon SturmGermany$165,849

Winner's Reaction

"Yeah, it feels very good, of course, it's something special. So, yeah, I had a very good idea about this. The best thing in my poker career for me for the moment," replied an elated Aido when asked how he was feeling after winning his first bracelet.

Aido was then asked how he felt being the big stack for almost all of the final table.

"Yeah, I think it's my best game. So I prefer to, but when I do not have that many [chips], it's not that easy for me,"

"I mean, yes, of course he knows me; I know him, and it's a bit different. Sometimes, you have to level or think a bit too much about it. Yeah. In the end, I was lucky," remarked Aido when asked how it was playing with his countrymate and good friend on the final table.

"Yes, I probably will celebrate, save some money, and play more," stated Aido in response to what he would do next after landing his career-best score.

"I'm going to play the $100k. Almost everything. I just play no limit, so I'm going to play no limit," responded Aido on what his plans are for the rest of the series.

Final Day's Action

The third and final day began with thirteen players remaining who had all locked up a guaranteed payday of $106,810 and were looking to ladder up those payouts as they gradually increased. Bruce Buffer got off to a flying start just a few hands in when his pocket kings held up against Jonathan Jaffe's ace-ten.

Morten Klein was the first casualty of the day after he got all the chips in the middle with ace-jack but couldn't improve against the pocket kings of Jesse Lonis. Artur Martirosian (12th), Robert Salaburu (11th), and Martin Kabrhel (10th) all fell short of making the final table, with the latter losing a flip with pocket nines against the ace-queen of Aido.

Kornuth's start to the final table couldn't have gone much better as he doubled up with ace-king against the king-jack of the reigning champion Leon Sturm. That pot left Sturm short-stacked, and he would soon hit the rail after he shoved with king-jack for a second time but ran into the Cowboys of Aido.

Bruce Buffer
Bruce Buffer

UFC announcer Buffer gave an inspiring introduction to the start of Day 3 with his famous catchphrase, but it was soon time for him to depart after he ran his ace-king into the pocket kings of Jaffe. Incredibly, this was Buffer's first tournament in any WSOP event for over eight years, which ended in him finishing eighth for a career-best score of ($212,423).

Johannes Straver had been quiet throughout the day, and his stack had dwindled to just ten big blinds when he shoved all in with queen-jack. Unfortunately for Straver, Aido picked up ace-jack, and with no help from the board, Straver was out in seventh.

The players then had a 90-minute dinner break, and once they returned, it took just a few hands before the next player was eliminated. Jaffe four-bet shoved ace-four after Aido three-bet out of the big blind, and ran into the Spaniard's pocket kings. Despite flopping a wheel draw, Jaffe could never catch up, which sent him home in sixth.

Jonathan Jaffe
Jonathan Jaffe

An interesting pot developed between Adrian Mateos, Kornuth, and Lonis which left the latter short-stacked. Kornuth opened with ace-king, Lonis committed himself with pocket fives, and Mateos woke up with pocket kings and then shoved all in. Holding ace-king, it seemed certain that Kornuth would make the call, but he found the correct fold and Mateos' pocket kings held up.

Lonis couldn't hold on for much longer as his ace-jack was undone by the jack-ten of Viktor Blom, which left him on the rail in fifth.

Two of the remaining four players were from Spain but that number was soon halved as Mateos was eliminated by his countrymate. A short-stacked Mateos shoved with queen-eight and was put at risk by Aido's king-seven. The runout left Aido with trips, which meant Mateos was out in fourth.

Adrian Mateos
Adrian Mateos

Aido held a commanding lead when three-handed play got underway with well over half of the remaining chips in play. That chip lead was reduced when Aido rivered two pair holding queen-seven, but the same river card improved Kornuth to the nut straight and doubled up the American player.

Blom was then left short-stacked after his king-jack failed to take down the ace-nine of Kornuth, which left the Swedish player with just nine big blinds.

After a few shoves, Blom had got his stack back out of the danger zone, but soon lost them all to Kornuth. Blom had flopped two pair holding seven-four, but Kornuth had flopped a higher two pair with seven-five, which ended Blom's run in third. This cash takes Blom from ninth up to fifth on Sweden's all-time money list.

Viktor Blom
Viktor Blom

When heads-up play began, Kornuth had almost evened out the stacks with the two players separated by only a few big blinds in the counts. Aido then lost the chip lead for the first time on the final table as Kornuth started to chip away at the Spanish player's stack.

Aido composed himself quickly and regained the chip lead after he picked off a bluff from his opponent on the river and never looked back from there.

Chance Kornuth
Chance Kornuth

In the final hand of the night, Aido flopped a full house holding nine-six, and Kornuth hit top pair with jack-nine. Betting action on all three streets ended with Aido shoving the river and Kornuth calling off the remainder of his stack.

Congratulations to Aido on winning his first-ever WSOP bracelet and the huge seven-figure score to go with it.

Sergio Aido
Sergio Aido

That concludes PokerNews coverage of Event #39: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed). Stay tuned for more updates from the remaining bracelet events at the 2024 WSOP.

Sunday, June 16, 2024 11:06 PM Local Time (about 2 days and 4 hours ago)
Sergio Aido Wins Event #39: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em For $2,026,506

Sergio Aido

Sergio Aido has won Event #39: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em for $2,026,506. A full tournament recap will follow shortly

Sunday, June 16, 2024 11:01 PM Local Time (about 2 days and 4 hours ago)
Chance Kornuth Eliminated in 2nd Place ($1,351,000)

Chance Kornuth

Chance Kornuth raised from the button to 1,000,000 and Sergio Aido called out of the big blind.

On the flop of    , Aido checked and Kornuth bet 700,000. Aido then check-raised to 2,600,000 and Kornuth called

The   turn saw a bet of 5,800,000 from Aido. Kornuth called again.

The river came the  . After using two time extension chips, Aido moved all in for Kornuth's remaining 11,300,000 chips. Kornuth went deep into the tank, using multiple time extensions, before eventually putting in the call.

Aido showed    for a full house to win the hand and the tournament, as Kornuth flipped over   .

Sergio Aido53,100,00020,700,000
Chance Kornuth0-20,700,000
Sunday, June 16, 2024 10:49 PM Local Time (about 2 days and 5 hours ago)
It's All Aido Right Now

Sergio Aido raised to 1,100,000 with    on the button. Chance Kornuth called out of the big blind with   

Kornuth check-called a bet of 800,000 on the     flop.

The   turn saw Kornuth check-fold to a bet of 3,000,000 from Aido.

Sergio Aido32,400,000-700,000
Chance Kornuth20,700,000700,000
Sunday, June 16, 2024 10:42 PM Local Time (about 2 days and 5 hours ago)
Level 25 started
Level: 25
Blinds: 250,000/500,000
Ante: 500,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, June 16, 2024 10:41 PM Local Time (about 2 days and 5 hours ago)
Aido Sniffs Out Kornuth's Bluff

Sergio Aido

The action was caught on the turn with the board showing     . Chance Kornuth had led out for 1,600,000 from the big blind and Sergio Aido made the call.

The river came a board-pairing   and Kornuth bet 4,200,000. After using a time extension chip, Aido put in the call. Kornuth flipped over    for queen-high. Aido had    for the winner.

Sergio Aido33,100,0007,200,000
Chance Kornuth20,000,000-7,200,000
Sunday, June 16, 2024 10:35 PM Local Time (about 2 days and 5 hours ago)
Kornuth Edges Into Chip Lead

Chance Kornuth raised from the button with    to 800,000 and Sergio Aido defended the big blind with   

Aido check-called a bet of 600,000 from Kornuth on the     flop.

The   on the turn saw Aido check-fold to a bet of 3,200,000 from Kornuth

Chance Kornuth27,200,0001,800,000
Sergio Aido25,900,000-1,800,000
Sunday, June 16, 2024 10:29 PM Local Time (about 2 days and 5 hours ago)
Chip Counts Going into Heads-Up Play
Sergio Aido27,700,000-200,000
Chance Kornuth25,400,0000
Sunday, June 16, 2024 10:27 PM Local Time (about 2 days and 5 hours ago)
Viktor Blom Eliminated in 3rd Place ($951,727)

Viktor Blom

Viktor Blom raised to 800,000 from the button and Chance Kornuth defended from the big blind.

After Kornuth led out for 700,000 on the     flop, Blom raised to 2,650,000. Kornuth used a time extension chip before announcing all-in for Blom's remaining 7,500,000. Blom snap-called.

Viktor Blom :   
Chance Kornuth :   

The   turn provided Blom with a backdoor flush draw. However, the   river meant Blom was sent to the rail third place.

Chance Kornuth25,400,00012,000,000
Viktor Blom0-8,300,000
Sunday, June 16, 2024 10:17 PM Local Time (about 2 days and 5 hours ago)
Blom Chips Up Without Showdown

Viktor Blom called from the small blind with    and Sergio Aido checked out of the big blind with   

Blom bet 400,000 on the     flop and Aido called.

Blom checked the   turn and Aido bet 1,400,000. Blom instantly check-raised all in for 7,500,000. Aido quickly folded

Sergio Aido27,900,000-2,300,000
Viktor Blom8,300,0001,000,000
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Sunday, June 16, 2024 10:10 PM Local Time (about 2 days and 5 hours ago)
Aido Makes the Right Fold

Chance Kornuth raised to 800,000 from the button with   , and Sergio Aido defended from the big blind with   

Both players checked the     flop to see the   come on the turn. This was checked through again by both players.

The   river saw Aido check-fold to a bet of 1,250,000 from Kornuth.

Sergio Aido30,200,000-1,000,000
Chance Kornuth13,400,0000
Sunday, June 16, 2024 10:07 PM Local Time (about 2 days and 5 hours ago)
Life Outside Poker: Norman Chad – From Newsrooms to WSOP Fame
Norman Chad Life Outside Poker
Norman Chad Life Outside Poker

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Sunday, June 16, 2024 10:05 PM Local Time (about 2 days and 5 hours ago)
Blom Gains Momentum

After winning the blinds in a few previous hands, Viktor Blom raised to 800,000 from the button with    and Chance Kornuth defended is big blind with   

Kornuth check-folded to bet a of 800,000 from Blom on the     flop.

Chance Kornuth13,400,000-2,000,000
Viktor Blom7,300,0003,800,000
Sunday, June 16, 2024 10:00 PM Local Time (about 2 days and 6 hours ago)
Kornuth Doubles Through Blom

Chance Kornuth

Chance Kornuth called from the small blind and Viktor Blom raised to 1,400,000 out of the big blind. Kornuth then limp-shoved all in for 7,500,000. After getting a count from the dealer, Blom made the call.

Chance Kornuth:   
Viktor Blom:   

The flop of     hit both players but it was Kornuth who was still in the lead. The   turn and   river earned Kornuth the full double up at the expense of Blom.

Chance Kornuth15,400,0005,400,000
Viktor Blom3,500,000-8,300,000
Sunday, June 16, 2024 9:51 PM Local Time (about 2 days and 6 hours ago)
Blom Flops a Flush

Chance Kornuth raised to 1,300,000 from the small blind with    and Viktor Blom called from the big blind with   .

On the     flop, Kornuth check-called a bet of 600,000 from Blom.

A   came on the turn and after Kornuth checked, Blom bet 1,850,000. Kornuth thought for a moment but eventually folded.

Viktor Blom11,800,000-500,000
Chance Kornuth10,000,000-2,800,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Sunday, June 16, 2024 9:49 PM Local Time (about 2 days and 6 hours ago)
Kornuth Begins to Build

Sergio Aido raised to 1,200,000 from the small blind and Chance Kornuth called out of the big blind.

Aido bet 700,000 on the     flop and Kornuth called.

The   turn got checked by Aido. Kornuth bet 1,400,000 and Aido called.

The   came on the river and both players checked. Aido showed   , but was second best to the    of Kornuth

Sergio Aido31,200,000-100,000
Chance Kornuth12,800,0003,100,000
Sunday, June 16, 2024 9:42 PM Local Time (about 2 days and 6 hours ago)
Aido Turns a Boat; Kornuth Doesn't Fire the River

Chance Kornuth opened    to 800,000 from the button, and Sergio Aido defended with    from the big blind.

On the     flop, Aido checked, Kornuth bet 650,000, and Aido called.

The   came on the turn which Aido checked again, and Kornuth counted out a bet of 2,200,000 then pushed it across the line. Aido again called.

A   completed the board and Aido checked for a third time, and Kornuth checked back. Aido took it down with his full house.

Sergio Aido31,300,0003,850,000
Chance Kornuth9,700,000-3,650,000
Sunday, June 16, 2024 9:38 PM Local Time (about 2 days and 6 hours ago)
Blom Makes Aido Fold Top Pair

Sergio Aido raised the button to 800,00 with   , and Viktor Blom defended his big blind with   

The flop of     saw Blom check-call a bet of 800,000 from Aido.

The   turn got checked through for the   to come on the river. This time Blom led out for 2,850,000 and got a quick fold from Aido

Sergio Aido27,450,000-1,200,000
Chance Kornuth13,350,000-650,000
Viktor Blom12,300,000800,000
Sunday, June 16, 2024 9:31 PM Local Time (about 2 days and 6 hours ago)
Blom Folds Bottom Pair

Viktor Blom limped in from the small blind with    and Sergio Aido checked his option in the big blind with   .

Both players checked to the river on the       board where Aido bet 400,000. Blom had bottom pair and found the fold.

Sergio Aido28,650,0002,050,000
Viktor Blom11,500,000-1,000,000
Sunday, June 16, 2024 9:28 PM Local Time (about 2 days and 6 hours ago)
Level 24 started
Level: 24
Blinds: 200,000/400,000
Ante: 400,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
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