The international portion of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event continued on Monday as the 179 players, who survived out of the total field of 674 entrants across the three $10,000 buy-in starting flights on GGPoker, returned for Day 2 of the prestigious tournament to lock up a seat to the tourney’s final table to be played out at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov on Tuesday, December 15. Each of the nine final table players is assured at least $75,360, but they all will be eyeing the hefty $1,550,969 first-place prize when they come for the final table action on December 15, 2020.
The winner from the final table at the King’s Casino will eventually battle it out against the winner of the final table from WSOP.com in a champion-take-all heads-up on December 30 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Ultimately, the eventual winner of the heads-up match will take home an additional $1 million, the coveted gold bracelet and the title of the 51st WSOP World Champion.
It took 10 hours to determine the 9-handed final table for the international 2020 WSOP GGPoker $10K Main Event. After a late surge, Brazil’s top-ranked online pro Brunno Botteon rose to the top of the FT chip counts, finishing the day with 10,317,743 (52 bbs). More than 4 million behind Botteon, Portugal’s Manuel “robocup” Ruivo ended the day second in chips with a stack of 6,213,759 (31 bbs).
Ruvio scored the final knockout of the day which helped elevate him to second in chips. The top-three were rounded out by 2017 WSOP Main Event FT finisher Damian Salas from Argentina who bagged 5,653,528 (28 bbs). Salas would need to win the international portion of the GGPoker WSOP Main Event to beat his previous FT cash of $1,425,000 which he earned for a 7th place finish.
Joining the chip leaders in Rozvadov will be ‘fullbabyfull’ (4,232,560) from Liechtenstein, Austria’s Hannes Speiser (3,515,744), Lithuania’s Dominykas Mikolaitis (3,165,440), Spain’s Ramon Miquel Munoz (3,035,940), China’s Peiyuan Sun (2,185,676), and short-stack Stoyan Obreshkov from Bulgaria, who will start the final table with 2,119,610 in chips, roughly 11 big blinds.
The top 80 players were set to share the $6,470,400 prizepool which came on the back of 674 entries across the three starting flights. Numerous poker pros cashed tourney on Day 2 yesterday, including Norwegian poker pro Preben Stokkan (23rd for $30,404), Day 1A chip leader Julian “VWgunther” Menhardt (24th for $30,404), Day 1B chip leader Blaz Zerjav (30th for $30,404), former WSOP champion Toby “shinerrr” Joyce (32nd for $26,507), Simon “Fireburns” Burns (35th for $22,876), Joakim Andersson (37th for $22,876), Sergio Aido (41st for $22,876), Alex Difelice (39th, $22,876), Sergio Aido (41st, $22,876), Antonine Saout (53rd, $18,421), Gary Hasson (54th, $18,421), Gediminas Uselis (74th, $15,277), and Indian-origin player Ronit “Songjoy” Chamani (80th for $15,277).
Final Table Chip Counts
1- Brunno Botteon – 10,317,743
2- Manuel “robocup” Ruivo – 6,213,759
3- Damian Salas – 5,653,528
4- ‘fullbabyfull’ – 4,232,560
5- Hannes “BlackFortuna” Speiser – 3,515,744
6- Dominykas “MickeyMouse” Mikolaitis – 3,165,440
7- Ramon “Ritza” Miquel Munoz – 3,035,940
8- Peiyuan “fish3098” Sun – 2,185,676
9- Stoyan “UncleToni” Obreshkov – 2,119,610
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