There was a massive event in Rozvadov this past week, which took place at the well renowned King’s Casino. The WSOP Main Event involved a number of the most prestigious players in the world, but the final two players in contention for the biggest prize of the event were both from South America. However, it was to be Damian Salas for Argentina that managed to hold on and claim the jackpot prize.
The Argentine was in excellent, as he managed to hold on despite the pressure from the other eight players that were involved. There were supposed to be nine players fighting for the crown, but it was declared that Peiyuan Sun had decided against travelling from China for the event due to the ongoing travel restrictions around the world. Despite that, he was handed ninth spot in the competition, which still saw him walk away with $75,360 of the prize fund. But the remaining players fought hard for the top positions.
Final WSOP Main Event Leaderboard
Hannes Spesier was the first player to fall at the final table, as the Austrian player finished in eighth place. That was an excellent showing by the Austrian, and he would have been delighted with the $109,982 returns that he achieved. The table was dominated by European stars, with six of the top eight coming from the continent. Stoyan Obreshkov finished in seventh place on the leaderboard, and the Bulgarian walked away with $160,512 in returns for that achievement.
Lithuanian star Dominykas Mikolatis was next on the leaderboard, while Marco Streda was a place higher. The Swiss player claimed returns of $341,879, while the Lithuanian would have been pleased with his returns of $234,255. The highest placed Spanish player in the leaderboard was Ramon Miquel Nunoz, who managed to finish in fourth place in the competitive field. The Spaniard claimed returns of just under $500,000. He was narrowly seen off by Portuguese player Manuel Ruivo, as the competition began to hear up as we entered the closing stages of the event. Ruivo was able to talk away with $728,177 for finishing in third place, which would have been an outstanding return.
Final Two Players
He was also the highest placed European player in the leaderboard, as the final two stars in contention were both from South America. Brazilians and Argentineans are typically great rivals, and that historic rivalry was once again on display as the final two players clashed. However, it would be Argentina that would win the contest at the WSOP Main Event, with Damian Salas reigning supreme. He was able to see off the threat posed by Brunno Botteon.
The Brazilian gave it everything on the final table, but ultimately it was to no avail. Botteon still walked away from the lucrative event with massive returns, as he claimed $1,062,723 in returns. The eventual winner walked away with the highest returns from the event, and nobody could dispute that he was the standout player. Salas was deserving of the $1,550,969 that he got in winnings.