Argentinian became the champion of ME WSOP international stage

Damian Salas 2020

The champion of final table of ME WSOP international stage in Rozvadov was determined. $1 500 000 became an excellent result for the triumpher, however, that’s not the end of battle. The main final will be held on 30 December in Las Vegas.

Eight finalists out of the nine ones came to the Royal Casino. One participant from China Peiyuan Sun decided not to trip such a long distance, because he had only 11 big blinds in stack. The player agreed to the ninth place with a payout of $75 360.  

As for the winner, Damian Salas from Argentina became the champion. Salas played in a heads-up against the Brazilian opponent Brunno Botteon.

It happened that two heads-up payers had the longest flight to the Czech Republic. Brunno Botteon finished second and earned $1 062 723. This excellent result reinforced his status as a rising star of Brazilian poker.

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As for Salas, he obtained another chance to win Main Event as he previously finished seventh in WSOP ME 2017. Heads-up battle is planned to be held on 30 December. So, Salas is now waiting for WSOP champion of American part.  

After the victory, Damian stated that he was pleased with his performance. The player also added that he didn’t consider himself as the best poker player, but his fight against the strongest opponents improved his play.

Despite the big poker winnings, Damian continues to work as a lawyer in Argentina. He has told journalists that he doesn’t intend to spend all his life on poker. He plans to be engaged in different activities.

At the beginning of heads-up, Salas was in the lead, and battle ended within a couple of dozen hands. As a result, he won with two top pair on the river and got over $1.5 million.

Thus, the final table of international stage in Rozvadov has finished, but the world champion 2020 has not yet been known. The winner will be determined among the nine finalists of identical domestic event. The champion will fight against Salas in a heads-up with additional $1 000 000. 

Results of ME WSOP final table

  1. Damian Salas (Argentina) – $1 550 000
  2. Brunno Botteon (Brazil) – $1 062 000
  3. Manuel Ruivo (Portugal) – $728 000
  4. Ramon Miquel Munoz (Spain) – $498 000
  5. Marco Streda (Switzerland) – $341 000
  6. Dominykas Mikolaitis (Lithuania) – $234 000
  7. Stoyan Obreshkov (Bulgaria) – $160 000
  8. Hannes Speiser (Austria) – $109 000
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