There was an excellent weekend of poker action around the world for fans to enjoy this past weekend. Some of the biggest stars in the world were in action, with Chance Kornuth picking up yet another huge victory.
Another of the stars of the weekend was Gianluca Pace, who picked up a massive prize purse after claiming success in the MSPT Main Event at the Sycuan Casino Resort. Catch up on the action from the final tables here.
Pace Claims Victory On Mid-Stakes Poker Tour
One of the biggest poker events that was taking place over the weekend was the Mid-Stakes Poker Tour Main Event. The beautiful Sycuan Casino Resort played host for the massive event, and it was a player from the California region that reigned supreme at his home event. There was a thrilling finish to the event, as the $1,100 buy-in event attracted a huge field of 460 players in San Diego. It was the 13th edition of the event, and a prize pool of $444,700 was created for the massive event in the United States. A deal was cut in the final stages to claim Pace as the winner, as he was the leader in terms of chips, having won 11,500,000 in his quest to win the title.
The player from California would have been celebrating his victory, as he picked up returns of $74,562, and also picked up 1,200 Player of the Year points to mark his achievement. The three players that finished directly below him in the standings also picked up the same number of points in the Player of the Year rankings. Anthony Pitesa was second in the standings, while DJ Buckley and Huy Nguyen were the next two players on the leaderboard. Lena Evans and Richard Alsup finished the event in fifth and sixth. Meanwhile, the final table positions were rounded off by Jason Hickey and Scott Subak.
Kornuth Claims Another Victory
It was business as usual for Chance Kornuth over the weekend, as the poker legend picked up another victory. The star claimed success in the PokerGo’s Stairway to Millions Event, which was a No-Limit Hold’em contest. It marked a hugely successful week or so for the legend, as he also claimed success on his last appearance in the competition, as he came out on top in the event that was staged on Friday. Kornuth’s form at the start of 2022 has been electrifying, as he has already started the year in dominant fashion.
This past weekend he came out on top of a six-player final table. Kornuth picked up returns of $80,640 for his excellent showing at the event. Joseph Cheong was the closest player to Kornuth, but he could only finish in second place overall. Nathan Zimnik was back in third, while the trio of Mitchell Halverson, Daniel Weinand and Jesse Lonis rounded off a competitive final table for the PokerGo event.