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András Koroknai
Personal information
Year of birth 1981 or 1982
Birthplace HungaryUngarn Debrecen
Nicknames
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Frccsï…PokerStars

kori23Full Tilt Poker

kori25partypoker
Residence HungaryUngarn Debrecen
Poker Tournaments
Highest live prize money 1.788.040 $
Total live prize money 3.616.640 $
World Series of Poker
Bracelets none
Money Placements 8
Best Main Event 6. (2012)
World Poker Tour Main Event
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Money Placements 1
European Poker Tour Main Event
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Money Placements 1
Last updated: January 16, 2020

András Koroknai (born 1981 or 1982 in Debrecen)[1] is a professional Hungarian poker player.

Personal

Koroknai studied at the University of Debrecen.[1]

Poker career

Koroknai played online from August 2006 to January 2013 under the nicknames Frccsï… (PokerStars), kori23 (Full Tilt Poker), and kori25 (partypoker) with tournament winnings of nearly $65,000.[2] Since 2008, he has also participated in renowned live tournaments.[3]

In early March 2010, Koroknai won the World Poker Tour ‘s L.A. Poker Classic in Los Angeles with a win purse of nearly $1.8 million.[4] In June 2010, he was successful for the first time at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, finishing in the money in a tournament of the No Limit Hold’em variety.[5] He finished 339th in the Main Event that year for around $35,000 in prize money.[6] In early December 2010, Koroknai won the Poker Open in Budapest, earning the equivalent of more than $100,000.[7] At the 2012 WSOP, he played the Main Event again and became the first and so far only Hungarian with the second-largest chip stack to reach the final table, which was played at the end of October 2012.[8] There, the only non-American finished in sixth place for more than $1.6 million in prize money.[9] Before reaching the final table, Koroknai had already caused a stir twice after folding and turning his cards face up too early in hands against Gaëlle Baumann and Fabrizio González.[8]

In total, Koroknai has earned over $3.5 million playing poker in live tournaments[3] making him the third most successful Hungarian poker player after Márton Czuczor and Norbert Szécsi.[10]

Web links

Individual references

  1. a b Getting to know the October Nine: Andras Koroknai the only non-American at final table on wsop.com, 20 July 2012, accessed 10 September 2016.
  2. Kory in the PocketFives database, retrieved 10 September 2016 (English).
  3. a b András Koroknai in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, retrieved 10 September 2016 (English).
  4. 2010 L.A. Poker Classic ($10,000 No Limit Hold’em – Championship Event) in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, retrieved on 10 September 2016 (English).
  5. 41st World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2010 ($1,500 No Limit Hold’em) in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, retrieved on 10 September 2016 (English).
  6. 41st World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2010 ($10,000 World Championship – No Limit Hold’em) in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, retrieved on 10 September 2016 (English).
  7. Budapest Poker Open 2010 (Ft 350,000 No Limit Hold’em) in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, retrieved on 10 September 2016 (English).
  8. a b Is octo-niner Andras Koroknai becoming a hate figure in the poker community?(Memento of September 15, 2016 on the Internet Archive) on pokerolymp.com, July 18, 2012, retrieved September 10, 2016.
  9. 43rd World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2012 ($10,000 World Championship – No Limit Hold’em (Event #61)) in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, retrieved on 10 September 2016 (English).
  10. Hungary All Time Money List in Hendon Mob Poker Database, retrieved September 1, 2019 (English).