A participant from Argentina will now journey to Las Vegas to play for $1 million and the world title after victory in Rozvadov.
After two days of grinding on-line, travelling from Argentina to the Czech Republic throughout a Pandemic and defeating a tricky remaining desk, Damiam Salas is only one participant away from being our World Champion.
He defeated Brazilian Brunno Botteon heads-up to win the primary leg of the $10,000 Main Event for $1,500,968 and a shot at glory.
If the identify sounds acquainted, Salas got here seventh within the 2017 Main Event for $1,425,000 the yr that Scott Blumstein was topped the champion.
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Salas is a lawyer who informed PokerInformation he has no intention of taking part in poker professionally. Although it is a comparatively low key Main Event for a lot of causes in 2020, ought to he win the title on the finish of the month it might result in a mini-boom in Argentina for the sport, very like it did for Joe Hachem in Australia in 2005.
One uncommon footnote which can show to be a poker trivia query in future years is that Chinese participant Peiyuan Sun didn’t journey to play within the remaining desk and thus took dwelling ninth place prize. This meant that each one the opposite gamers efficiently laddered by at the very least $34,623 just by exhibiting up.
Salas will now journey to Las Vegas to play heads-up on December 30 towards the winner of the US leg. They will play for $1 million added and the 2020 World Series of Poker Main Event title.
*Player didn’t journey to the ultimate desk and was due to this fact awarded ninth place prize.