Chase Bianchi, who now resides north of Boston, learned to play poker alongside his baseball teammates in Seattle and never looked back after being shown the ropes in the Evergreen State. Since then, Bianchi has tallied $1,872,718 in total live earnings which includes a World Series of Poker gold bracelet and a WSOP Main Event Final Table appearance.
World Series of Poker
Of his live total earnings, $1,370,536 have come during the WSOP. In 2016, Bianchi took down Event #17: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em for his only WSOP title and the $316,920 first-place prize. He would overcome a final table that included James Alexander, Christopher Leong and Roberto Romanello.
In 2021, Bianchi decided to fly to Vegas just to play the $10,000 Main Event where he would go on to make a deep run and bow out in 9th place for a cool $1 million payday, the largest score of his career. Bianchi ensured that he booked his place at the grandest stage in poker after colliding with Brazil's Philipe Pizzari Pinto on Day 7.
Pinto, with , raised to 650,000 under the gun and Bianchi three-bet to 1.7 million with black pocket aces from the hijack. Action folded back to Pinto and he called to see a flop of . Pinto checked and Bianchi continued for 1.2 million, which the Brazilian called.
On the turn, Pinto led out for 2.5 million and Bianchi responded by raising all in. Pinto called off the 2.38 million he had behind and the hands were tabled. Bianchi was ahead with aces while Pinto was drawing to a heart flush. Unfortunately for him, the river was brick and Bianchi's pocket rockets held to score the knockout.