Luck Kornuth has already won over $800,000 in live tournaments this year, but poker’s top pro is aiming for an even bigger score. Kornuth’s luxurious Nevada mansion overlooking the Las Vegas Strip is currently listed on the real estate market. The asking price? A cool $3.5 million.
According to Los Angeles Timeswho originally reported on the list, the $3.5 million listing price is more than double what Kornuth, a three-time bracelet winner and founder of Chip Chef Coaching who is currently one of six players remaining in the World Poker Tour (WPT) Choctaw Main Eventpaid for the property in 2018.
The two-story luxury home, which is nestled behind the Southern Uplands Golf Club in a private community a few kilometers south of The bandwas completed in 2019 and has since been upgraded “with custom accents and premium amenities on over 6,000 square feet,” such as the Time reported.
Try your luck in the market
If your first idea is that the luxurious house of Kornuth should feature in a special poker pro episode of MTV cribsyou may be right.
Equipped with six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and a panoramic rooftop terrace overlooking the beautiful Las Vegas Strip, the mansion is undoubtedly impressive. Other home amenities include an indoor balcony and walkway, four-car garage, stone fireplace, large kitchen with “professional-style appliances,” wet bar, and wine closet, according to the listing. Ivan Sher of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties.
“Designed to blend beautifully into its natural surroundings, this modern villa on half an acre of land in the Southern Highlands features a private entrance courtyard with a fireplace that serves as an alfresco living room,” says the house list. “Step inside the two-story, six-bedroom, seven-bath residence, and the space expands around you.”
Photos of the luxurious home show it also includes a spacious exercise room, an outdoor patio with up-close views of the Nevada desert cliffs, and a long red-brick driveway.
PokerNews verified that the house belongs to Kornuth through the Nevada Secretary of State, which includes a file for the now disbanded CLC LLC Staking Fund, of which Kornuth is listed as manager. When he applied for the limited liability company to be set up in 2018, he listed the Southern Highlands property as his home address.
A Florida registry for Kornuth’s Chip Leader Coaching, meanwhile, lists the same address.
Chasing the WPT Main Event title
Whether or not Kornuth succeeds in securing $3.5 million for his Vegas mansion, 2022 has already been a good year for him.
In January, Kornuth won back-to-back events at The Stairway to PokerGO Millions for a total of $132,240, while a few months later he secured third place in a $25,000 High Roller buy-in to WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown for $522,571.
Those results must not have been enough to satisfy Kornuth, who has just under $10 million in live revenue, according to The Hendon Mafiasince he currently occupies the second place in chips at the final table of the $3,800 buy-in WPT Choctaw Main Eventwho has $486,600 more for the eventual winner.
Kornuth will be joined at the final table, which will be played at HyperX Esports Arena Luxor in Las Vegas on May 26, by a stacked lineup that includes former champ James Mackey and other high-stakes pros Ray Qartomy and Kristen Foxenwoman of Alex Foxen.
Either through a big house sale, a WPT bink, or a deep run at the next 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP)at least one big score is likely in Kornuth’s future.
Photos courtesy of Ivan Sher of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties and WPT/Hayley Hochstetler