It seems like for the many winning players who participated so far, this year's WSOP has become their groundbreaking year for nabbing their first ever gold bracelet, and Argentinian Andres Korn joins the list of WSOP's gold bracelet winners.
Andres Korn, age 47 from Buenos Aires, Argentina, managed to become the last man standing in a field of 623 players in Event #56 of the 2017, $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em, and not only did he win his first ever WSOP gold bracelet, he also gets the top prize money worth $618,285!
Korn was actually the second Argentinian poker player to ever win a bracelet, subsequent to Ivan Luca who won a WSOP tournament event in 2015.
Korn said, "This was beautiful. I connected with every flop. I won every flip - the cards just kept coming my way. It was my way."
The summer has been the stage for final tables brimming with previous bracelet winners, but this particular event's final table was dominated by nine players without WSOP titles under their belts. The most-accomplished poker player at the final table was Mike Sowers who had over $3 million in live tournament earnings before this event.
Sowers only made it to top 5 after he was bulldozed by Korn at the final table. Shortly after that, Korn sent Hungarian poker pro Czuczor to settle with fourth place and took a significant lead into the three-handed action.
Korn beat Thomas Boivin who got third place and almost had a 5-to-2 chip lead over Taiwanese Pete Chen.
By the time it reached the final hand, Chen had only about 10 big blinds. Korn went all-in with the 89 and Chen called with the K9.
The board displayed 9x8x5x6x6x, which made Korn the victor of this event, awarding him his first ever WSOP gold bracelet and a sweet $618,285 cash prize!
Final-Table Payouts (earned POY points in parentheses):
1st: Andres Korn, $618,285 (205.9)
2nd: Pete Chen, $382,122 (175.4)
3rd: Thomas Boivin, $264,306 (155.1)
4th: Marton Czuczor, $185,794 (137.9)
5th: Mike Sowers, $132,767 (123.3)
6th: Simon Lam, $96,472 (110.8)
7th: Andy Spears, $71,300 (100.2)
8th: Mark Zullo, $53,615 (91.1)
9th: Sergio Cabrera, $41,031 (83.4)