Andres Korn Wins 2017 WSOP $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Argentina’s Andres Korn has just topped the tough WSOP $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em field to become his homeland’s second-ever WSOP champion. Aside from the coveted gold bracelet, the player also scooped the amount of $618,285 for his efforts.
Korn had four previous WSOP cashes, but was never too close to winning any of the events he participated in. However, the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em was meant to be his event from a very early stage. The player entered the tournament’s final day as the chip leader and made a statement that he would call the shots throughout that concluding phase.
There were four players to be eliminated within the first hour of play and Korn was responsible for two of the eliminations. Pete Chen, the player who eventually turned out to be Korn’s heads-up opponent, busted the other two fellow competitors to gain some ground and pose a small amount of threat to Korn’s march to victory.
The second level of play saw two more players leave the table and they were both eliminated by Korn. This helped the eventual champion establish himself as the one with the commanding chip advantage. Korn, Chen, and Thomas Boivin entered three-handed play with the Argentinian holding a 2-to-1 lead over Boivin and an even larger lead over Chen.
While Chen managed to hold up, Boivin had little luck and eventually left in third place. Two-handed battle began with Korn holding two times more chips than his final opponent. The match saw the Argentinian putting pressure on Chen, slowly consuming his stack bit by bit.
Chen managed to double up once, but he could maintain his slightly improved position for a very short while. Not long after, Korn won a key pot to bring his opponent to less than 1,000,000.
Commenting on his triumph, Korn said that he was able to connect with every possible flop, to win every flip, and to take the best possible advantage from the cards he had been dealt.
It is interesting to note that eights seemed to be Korn’s happy cards last night. The player eliminated several fellow participants with pocket eights, including his heads-up opponent.
The player has had quite a year so far. He has won five tournaments over the past six months, eventually bringing his overall live tournament earnings to more than $1.3 million.
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