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 troublesome closing 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 Important Occasion for $1,500,968 and a shot at glory.
If the title sounds acquainted, Salas got here seventh within the 2017 Important Occasion for $1,425,000 the 12 months that Scott Blumstein was topped the champion.
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Salas is a lawyer who advised PokerNews he has no intention of taking part in poker professionally. Though it is a comparatively low key Important Occasion 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 similar to 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 language participant Peiyuan Solar didn’t journey to play within the closing desk and thus took house ninth place prize. This meant that every one the opposite gamers efficiently laddered by a minimum of $34,623 just by displaying up.
Salas will now journey to Las Vegas to play heads-up on December 30 in opposition to the winner of the US leg. They are going to play for $1 million added and the 2020 World Collection of Poker Important Occasion title.
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*Participant didn’t journey to the ultimate desk and was subsequently awarded ninth place prize.