Hoyt Corkins wins second WPT tournament at Southern Poker Champio
Longtime poker pro Hoyt Corkins captured his second World Poker Tour championship this week after outlasting a strong field in the Southern Poker Championship Main Event and was able to outlast Jonathan Kantor in the heads-up duel.
Corkins is one of the unsung poker pros on the tournament trail, who seems better known for his run-ins with Phil Hellmuth –who considers Corkins some kind of luckbox—and his signature cowboy hat he dons at the poker tables. However, Corkins results over the past few years, especially in WPT events, puts him right near the top of any short-list of poker success.
The win, worth $739k, marks Corkins 5th final table on the WPT. Additionally, Corkins joined a very exclusive group of players with 4,000+ WPT points: Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, and Gus Hansen. Hoyt’s lifetime tournament earnings have eclipsed the $5 million mark, with an astonishing $3.3 million coming from WPT events.
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