#8: $800 Deepstack No Limit Hold'em Championship

Event Info

Prize Pool $1,174,200
Players 1545

Level Info

Level 46
Blinds 700,000 / 1,400,000
Ante 175,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
#8: $800 Deepstack No Limit Hold'em Championship
Day 1 Completed

Andres "chokitin" Korn is the Latest Ring Winner in Event #8 for $163,389

elron66 • Level 46: 700,000-1,400,000, 175,000 ante
Andres Korn
Andres Korn

WSOP bracelet winner Andres "chokitin" Korn has now added a Ring to his jewelry box. It took just over 10 hours to make his way through the starting field of 1,545 entries to the top of the podium and the top prize of more than $163,000 was the biggest share of the $1,174,200 in total prizes in Event #8: $800 Deepstack No Limit Hold'em Championship.

Korn is no stranger to big wins or big trophies. In 2017, he scored his biggest live win on the biggest stage there is, the World Series of Poker. He won Event #56 that year for his first Bracelet and more than $600,000. Over his live career he's racked up more than $2 million in earnings.

The Final Table

1Andres "chokitin" KornArgentina$163,389
2Yannick "ProbierEs" SchumacherAustria$122,524
3Rafi "CheckYoMama" ElhararIsrael$91,880
5Gabriel SchroederBrazil$51,668
6Patrick "Nelepo10" UlysseaBrazil$38,745
8Vlad-Stefan "HaiFanFan" LacheRomania$21,788
9Katie "ShantayUStay" LindsayUnited States$16,389

The Day's Action

A total of 1,545 entries showed up for this one by the time registration closed, which helped boost the $1 million guarantee to $1,174,200. There were 560 players still in the action when registration closed.

It took around an hour to play down to the money bubble at 225 players. "eungtae" was the unfortunate player to bust on the bubble, and it didn't take long to winnow the field from there.

By the next break, there were fewer than 100 players left in the game, but among them was GGPoker GGSquad member Kevin Martin. He made another deep run in a Ring event, but couldn't quite finish it out, ending his day in 21st place for nearly $6,500.

Katie Lindsay
Katie Lindsay, 9th in Event #8

It took about two more hours to hit the final table, as Eder "BlueMoon" Campana bubbled the final nine after running a suited ace into pocket kings. One player who did survive to the final nine was Katie "ShantayUStay" Lindsay. She made the final table with a decent stack, but ran into ace-queen when she shoved her big blind with king-jack, and ended in 9th place.

They played down to five handed pretty quickly, then stalled for nearly five levels before Gabriel Schroeder's elimination in 5th started a cavalcade. Two more quick eliminations followed to set up heads up play between Korn and Yannick "ProbierEs" Schumacher.

They only played heads up for three hands with Schumacher starting HU in the lead. The biggest hand was the second hand in when Korn took a huge lead after his ace-high held against king-queen for Schumacher. Korn was at risk, but doubled to leave Schumacher short. His money went in the next hand, and Korn won it when king-high held.

Second place was worth $122,524 for Schumacher, while Korn bagged more than $163,000 for the win. Perhaps more important, his new ring will make a nice ensemble with his 2017 bracelet.

Yannick "ProbierEs" Schumacher Eliminated in 2nd Place ($122,524)

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Yannick "ProbierEs" Schumacher Eliminated in 2nd Place ($122,524)
Yannick "ProbierEs" Schumacher Eliminated in 2nd Place ($122,524)

Heads up lasted three hands. The big chip-change happened on the second last hand, when Andres "chokitin" Korn was in at risk with ace-six against king-queen for Yannick "ProbierEs" Schumacher. The ace held to give Korn a huge chip lead. and the very next hand Schumacher got ten-nine in against king-queen suited and couldn't hold, despite flopping a straight draw.

Andres "chokitin" Korn ar 61,800,000 35,840,720
Yannick "ProbierEs" Schumacher AT Busted

Rafi "CheckYoMama" Elharar Eliminated in 3rd Place ($91,880)

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Rafi Elharar
Rafi Elharar

Andres "chokitin" Korn shoved under the gun, and Rafi "CheckYoMama" Elharar called with slightly less. Korn had a suited jack-ten, but Elharar was ahead with suited king-queen. It all looked good for Elharar until the river jack sent him to the rail in 3rd place.

Yannick "ProbierEs" Schumacher AT 35,840,720 3,450,000
Andres "chokitin" Korn ar 25,959,280 17,128,168
Rafi "CheckYoMama" Elharar il Busted

"DontTiltGG" Eliminated in 4th Place ($68,900)

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"DontTiltGG" Eliminated in 4th Place ($68,900)
"DontTiltGG" Eliminated in 4th Place ($68,900)

"DontTiltGG" might be in danger of tilting after busting in fourth with kings against the queen-jack of Yannick "ProbierEs" Schumacher. Schumacher rivered two pair, and it was all over for "DontTiltGG".

Yannick "ProbierEs" Schumacher AT 32,390,720 22,796,484
Rafi "CheckYoMama" Elharar il 20,578,168 -5,025,000
Andres "chokitin" Korn ar 8,831,112 -4,425,000
DontTiltGG FI Busted

Gabriel Schroeder Eliminated in 5th Place ($51,668)

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Gabriel Schroeder Eliminated in 5th Place ($51,668)
Gabriel Schroeder Eliminated in 5th Place ($51,668)

Gabriel Schroeder shoved the button, and Rafi "CheckYoMama" Elharar called from the big blind. It was pair over pair with Elharar playing the most chips and the best pair of eights against fours. The eights held, and Schroeder was out in 5th.

Rafi "CheckYoMama" Elharar il 25,603,168 6,901,880
DontTiltGG FI 13,346,484 -625,000
Andres "chokitin" Korn ar 13,256,112 -125,000
Yannick "ProbierEs" Schumacher AT 9,594,236 -125,000
Gabriel Schroeder br Busted

Korn Cracks Aces

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Andres "chokitin" Korn shoved the cutoff for just over 6 million, and "DontTiltGG" called the big blind with aces. Korn had king-jack, but flopped a jack and rivered a king for two pair and the win.

Rafi "CheckYoMama" Elharar il 18,701,288 -250,000
DontTiltGG FI 13,971,484 -6,378,056
Andres "chokitin" Korn ar 13,381,112 7,003,056
Yannick "ProbierEs" Schumacher AT 9,719,236 -750,000
Gabriel Schroeder br 6,026,880 375,000

Elharar Catches "DontTiltGG" Again

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"DontTiltGG" shoved the cutoff with the biggest stack, and Rafi "CheckYoMama" Elharar called the button. Elharar had ace-jack over five-four, and held for a huge double.

DontTiltGG FI 20,349,540 -513,144
Rafi "CheckYoMama" Elharar il 18,951,288 5,713,144
Yannick "ProbierEs" Schumacher AT 10,469,236 -3,000,000
Andres "chokitin" Korn ar 6,378,056 -1,800,000
Gabriel Schroeder br 5,651,880 -400,000