October 15, 2020 Poker News, Online Poker News Kirill

Chance Kornuth cuts deficit in half makes Galfond Challenge exciting again

Chance Kornuth with a huge comeback

Chance Kornuth was a huge underdog prior to the start of the Galfond Challenge and was down more than 14 buy-ins in nine sessions. However, he just came up with a huge comeback against the Run It Once Poker founder.

After being down $280,000 against Galfond nobody was expecting Kornuth to turn the tides.

Nevertheless, he managed to win both of the latest sessions and cut his deficit in half.

Chance Kornuth cuts deficit in half makes Galfond Challenge exciting again

He made $82,000 in his latest session against Galfond and $79,000 in the previous one which puts him at a deficit of -$117,000.

Prior to his first huge winning session against Galfond, the Challenge had to go on a short break, because Kornuth had to wait for a deposit limit increase.

However, it didn’t take too long and maybe the break-even worked in favor of the underdog in this case. Kornuth came up huge in the next two sessions and bagged some huge winnings back-to-back.

Run It Once Poker is constantly uploading the most exciting hands of each session on their Youtube channel. Below you can re-watch Kornuth’s epic comeback:

Galfond Challenge Results so far

It took the players 11 sessions to play 5851 hands and judging by the current pace, we are going to see roughly 50 more days of epic high stakes poker.

Phil Galfond has been running extremely well and had a huge lead prior to the last two sessions.

Check the overview below for more detailed information about all days of play:

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Galfond has been dominating Kornuth during the first sessions and piled up a huge $280,000 in winnings.

The competition is set to last 35,000 hands and the players have played 5851 hands so far. Therefore there is plenty of sessions left to be played.

Moreover, there is a juicy €1,000,000 side bet on the line for Chance Kornuth which makes this challenge even more worth watching.

So far, we have seen huge swings and comebacks and it is obvious that Kornuth will try to erase his deficit.

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