At the start of Day 1c, thousands of players had high hopes of becoming the next World Series of Poker Main Event champion. Now, ten hours later, hundreds have had those dreams decimated by coolers hands, bad beats, and heart-wrenching river cards.
One of the players that recently experienced the pain was Chance Kornuth. We saw Kornuth standing at the makeshift bar in the Rio hallway, and despite being eliminated, he was happy to talk about his demise (while ordering a drink, of course).
"Nothing really went my way today," Kornuth said as the bartender handed him what appeared to be a tonic and gin.
Kornuth then explained that he had grown short-stacked and shoved his last 4,300 holding . Seth Berger woke up with , and just like that, Kornuth was out.