You know the feeling. You put on an old jacket or pair of pants, you reach to put something into one of the pockets, and your hand stumbles onto a loose bill. Maybe it’s just a single or a $5, and in some particularly rare lucky spots, you might find a $20 bill. Found money is the kind of surprise that can make your day in an instant.
Now multiply that by 400.
WPT Champions Club member Chance Kornuth had a monster surprise when idly searching through the pockets of an old bag.
Yes, your eyes aren’t deceiving you – that’s $8,000 in Bellagio chips that were sitting idly, waiting to be found or cast into oblivion. It’s not surprising that they’re from Bellagio, as Kornuth has recorded multiple six-figure results there over the years, including a $526,224 win at Bellagio Cup X in 2014.
But upon this revelation, poker players came out of the woodwork to razz Kornuth. Some posted their big finds – $1 and $5 chips. But the overwhelming majority were in the same camp as recent WPT World Championship $25,000 High Roller champion Ethan ‘Rampage’ Yau.