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Argentinian won bracelet and $1 000 000 in ME WSOP 2020 heads-up

Damian Salas 2021

This year, World Series of Poker dragged on until January. On 3 January, the winner of additional Main Event was determined. The Argentinian Damian Salas achieved the victory in a heads-up against the US player Joseph Hebert.

ME WSOP heads-up 2020 became the culmination of two tournaments at GGPoker and WSOP.com. The champions of American and International part of event fought in Las Vegas to determine the winner of gold bracelet.  

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674 players took part in the first tournament at GGPoker and Salas earned $1 550 969 for the first place. In the second tournament at WSOP.com, 705 participants played and Hebert enriched with $1 553 256. It is remarkable that Hebert qualified for the tournament through a satellite for $300.

The final heads-up included 173 hands and after that, the name of champion was revealed. In an interview with journalists, Damian noted a strong play of his opponent.

He said that final battle was very difficult and in some situations, Hebert was one step away from the victory. However, Salas managed to pull himself together and demonstrated his best play. He also noted that support from friends and loved ones helped him the most.

Salas's travel to the United States was under the threat due to restrictions because of COVID-19. The event was postponed from 30 December to 3 January.

According to the words of WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart, both finalists are the champions, as they have taken part in a unique battle. Stewart thanked every player for participation in this series and said about his looking for holding of World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

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