Winning the WSOP bracelet and the grand prize cash has enabled American poker players to control the echelons of the industry to some extent. American based players have propensity to bring a final table down owing to the entrenchment of the game in many states where the Black Friday acrimonious rules did not spill over.
The World Series of Poker has provided latitude for these players to propel to the top of their professional ladder; Hoyt Bricken Corkins knows exactly what we mean by this. The magnificence of his resume is buttressed by several winnings he has managed to mint at the games tournaments, dating back in 1992 when he clinched a bracelet. Corkins was the winner of the WSOP $5,000 pot-limit Omaha where he wrung out $96,000 alongside a bracelet.
He also played in the 2005 WSOP Tournament of Champions Free-Roll garnering $325,000. In 2007, he went ahead to win the WSOP $2,500 Six Handed NLHE tournament where he defeated Terrence Chan to pocket above $515,000 as well as a championship bracelet.
He later played at the 2008 WSOP where he placed 162nd in a pool of 6,844 players to rake in $41,816. Also notable in his golden C.V is his benchmark-breaking first prize for $1,089,200 in the WPT 2003 World Poker Finals. He also finished second in his heat to Gus Hansen in the 2004 PokerStars Caribbean Poker Adventure where he squeezed out $290,065. In the 2008 Season IV WPT World Poker Open he placed 2nd earning $458,267. That year he final tabled at the Doyle Brunson Five-Diamond World Poker Classic to place 6th for a generous amount of $216,175. In 2010, Hoyt final tabled at the WPT Southern Poker Championship to win a grand prize of a humongous $739,486 for his first place.
As of 2010, Corkins live tournament earnings were above $5,200,000 while his twenty-six cashes at the World Series of Poker contributing $1,017,074 of the whole amount.