Korn Wins $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Event

The Argentinean Andrew Korn has made history of the 56th event in the ongoing 2017 World Series of Poker event.


He won the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em and by virtue of this win became the second Argentinean to win the gold bracelet. The first person to achieve this feat was Ivan Luca in 2015. Korn had to wade off the stiff challenge posed by 623 entrants to finally win the event and also take home the top place prize money of $618,285.

With this win, the Argentinean Korn almost doubled his career live tournament earnings. The amount that he got as the payday was six times more than his biggest cash that he earned till date. The money was immaterial to Korn and did not carry so much of importance like the gold bracelet.

Soon after winning the event, Korn told the reporters that the bracelet weighs more than the prize money that he had won by winning the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em event. He said that he was not at all looking at the pay jumps that were fluctuating in front of him. His aim was just to lay his hands on the bracelet and to wear it at the end of the event. He says that winning the WSOP bracelet is a dream for every poker player and one does not get many chances to play for earning the bracelet. He also added that money is also important, but the main thing that everyone looking to play WSOP events wants is the gold bracelet.

Korn entered the final table as the chip leader and soon started his work. Korn accounted for two of the first four eliminations and that too in the first level of play. He entered into a heads-up with Pete Chen of Taiwan and pushed him to the second place by making great moves.