Poker Masters 2019: Chance Kornuth loses HU to online poker legend
The NLH tournament with a buy-in of $10 000 has ended at the Poker Masters. The event winner became the gold bracelet owner Isaac Baron.
Thss poker player is known to poker community for his achievements in online – he was the first winner of the Player of the Year award in online poker from Card Player in 2007. At that time, his winnings on the Internet exceeded the mark of $1 000 000. The victory in the Sunday Million was on his record as well. Online regulars are well familiar with his nicknames: "westmenloAA" at PokerStars and "Isaac Baron" at Full Tilt Poker.
Despite the fact that in the last couple of years Baron hasn’t been seen at the poker tables as often as before, he still considers himself a poker player. Isaac is working on some real estate-related business projects, but the player always finds some time to play, showing impressive results. Thus, Isaac won his first gold bracelet at the WSOP 2019, and later, the guy managed to get a trophy in the very first tournament at the Poker Masters. This victory brought Baron $223 000 in prize money.
«There were obviously some small dips along the way, but in general it was a straight-up trajectory and a really smooth tournament for me. It’s been amazing playing at the PokerGO Studio. This is the nicest place I’ve ever played poker. The whole setup, the dealers, the free food, it’s tough to beat. It’s great», said Baron.
In heads-up, Isaac met with Chance Kornuth, another poker professional who holds two gold bracelets. For the second place, Chance received $165 000 in prize money.
American poker player Ralph Wong closed the top 3 leaders, having earned $116 000. Several other well-known poker players reached the ITM zone of the tournament. The fourth place went to Jeremy Ausmus ($97 000), who has a WSOP Europe bracelet on his record. American Sam Soverel took the 5th place and won $78 000. Scott Blumstein, the WSOP Main Event 2017 champion, got $58 000 in prize money for finishing sixth. Businessman and fan of expensive games, Dan Shak, took the 7th place ($49 000).