WSOP 2024: Sergio Aido Takes Down Event #39: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em for $2,026,506

Sergio Aido

Sergio Aido won World Series of Poker Event #39: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em (8-Handed) for $2,026,506 and his first WSOP bracelet. Aido Beat Chance Kornuth in a heads-up, who earned $1,351,000 for his second-place finish.

Aido is second in Spain’s all-time money list with $19,186,552 earned in live MTTs. This win was also Aido’s most significant win in live MTTs. His previous most significant score came in 2019 when he won €100,000 No Limit Hold’em EPT Super High Roller event for $1,771,337.

The event had 177 entries, which generated a prize pool of $8,451,750 with 27 players in the money, a min-cash of $101,724, and a huge $2,026,506 for the winner. This event attracted many well-known players like Adrian Mateos, Martin Kabrhel, Mikita Badziakouski, Viktor Blom, Chance Kornuth, and Sergio Aido.

Event #39: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em Final Table Results

1 Serigo AidoSpain$2,026,506
2 Chance KornuthUnited States$1,351,000
3 Viktor BlomSweden$951,727
4 Adrian MateosSpain$681,554
5 Jesse LonisUnited States$496,293
6 Jonathan JaffeNetherlands$367,577
7 Johannes StraverUnited States$276,987
8 Bruce BufferUnited States$212,423
9 Leon SturmGermany$165,849

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The Final Table

Going into the final table, we had diversified stacks, with Bruce Buffer being a shorty with eight big blinds and Sergio Aido sitting on 83 big blinds.

Leon Sturm was the first one to be eliminated when Aido opened from HJ Sturm went all-in, and Aido called. Sturm was in big trouble as he had KJ vs KK; the board ran Q10864, giving Sturm some hope on the flop, but the turn and the river didn’t offer any help, and he was out in ninth place for $165,849.

Leon Sturm

UFC fight announcer Bruce Buffer was a nice surprise at the final table, but his run was over when he opened from UTG, got shoved on by Jonathan Jaffe, and Buffer called. Buffer had AK vs. KK, the board ran 109682, and Buffer was out in eighth place for $212,423.

Bruce Buffer

Johannes Straver was all-in from HJ and Aido called from BTN. Straver had QJ vs. AJ, the board ran 9AA28, giving Aido trips, and eliminating Straver in seventh place for $276,987.

Johannes Straver

Jaffe was next to hit the exit after he opened from UTG, got 3-bet by Aido, Jaffe pushed all-in, and Aido called. Jaffe had A4 vs. KK; the board was 3J2106. There were no aces of fives to help Jaffe, so he was out in sixth place for $367,577.

Jonathan Jaffe

Fifth place and $496,293 was reserved for Jesse Lonis when he called in BB an SB shove from Viktor Blom vs. BTN open from Kornuth. Lonis was in a good spot with AJ vs. Blom’s J10; the board ran 8851010, giving Blom runner-runner full house.

Jesse Lonis

Spanish MTT star Adrian Mateos was out when he shoved from SB and got called by Aido in BB. Mateos had Q8 vs. Aido’s K7; the board ran 47678, leaving Mateos drawing dead on the turn. Mateos was eliminated in fourth place for $681,554.

Adrian Mateos

The poker legend Viktor Blom, also known as Isildur, was eliminated in third place after he opened from BTN, and Kornuth called from BB. The flop was 745, Kornuth led, Blom raised. Kornuth took a few moments to think and went all-in, and Bloom snap-called. Blom had 74 and was dominated vs. Kornuth’s 75. The turn was Q, and Bloom picked up some equity, getting the flush draw, but the river was 10, and Bloom was out in third place for $951,727.

Viktor Blom

The Heads-Up

Going into the heads-up, both players had similar stack sizes, but Aido had a slight lead over Kornuth.

Aido won the tournament when Kornuth opened from BTN, and Aido defended in BB. The flop was 966, Kournuth c-bet, Aido check-raised, and Kornuth called. The turn was 2, Aido bet, and Kornuth called again. The river was 3; after a long tank, Aido went all-in to put Kornuth into a long tank and eventually called. Aido showed 96 flopping a full-house vs Kornuth’s two-pair J9. Kornuth was eliminated in second place for $1,351,000.

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