December 16, 2020 Live Poker News, Poker News Graham

Damian Salas Wins 2020 WSOP Main Event International Bracket for $1,550,969

Damian Salas wins 2020 WSOP Main Event International Leg beating Brunno Botteon Heads-Up

Damian Salas from Argentina has won the WSOP Main Event International Leg for a staggering $1,550,969 beating Brazilian online crusher Brunno Botteon heads-up! He will now head to Las Vegas for the big showdown, where he will compete for the prestigious title of Poker World Champion.

Damian Salas

Damian Salas Does it Again

This is the second WSOP Main Event final table for Damian Salas in little more than three years. His latest victory just pips his $1,425,000 score for seventh place in 2017, building an impressive tally of $4.2 million in live tournament winnings.

The international bracket for the WSOP Main Event started on 2020 WSOP Main Event Final Table Results International Leg:

1Damian SalasArgentina$1,550,969
2Brunno BotteonBrazil$1,062,723
3Manuel RuivoPortugal$728,177
4Ramon Miquel MunozSpain$498,947
5Marco StredaSwitzerland$341,879
6Dominykas MikolaitisLithuania$234,255
7Stoyan ObreshkovBulgaria$160,512
8Hannes SpeiserAustria$109,982

2020 WSOP Main Event US Bracket Recap and Final Table Players

The final table for the US bracket was set last night.

Upeshka “gomezhamburg” De Silva is the only gold bracelet winner to be playing the nine-handed live finale, but no less than four bracelet winners were knocked out in the 10 players before the final table was called.


A total of 705 players entered the US portion, slightly more than the rest of the world put together. This is a good showing.

All play is off now until December 28 when the final table convenes with Joseph Herbert carrying a massive chip lead.

Joseph Herbert

Chipcounts 2020 WSOP Main Event US Bracket before Final Table:

1Joseph Hebert13,052,534
2Shawn Stroke5,252,000
3Ryan Hagerty5,071,572
4Ye Yuan4,829,459
5Michael Cannon4,408,847
6Gershon Distenfeld3,475,481
7Ron Jenkins2,476,746
8Upeshka De Silva2,151,969
9Harrison Dobin1,581,392

Big Showdown at the RIO in Las Vegas on December 30th

Damian Salas and the winner of the US final table are set to square up on December 30. The two will fight it out over an additional $1 million at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino—the traditional home for the World Series of Poker.

This finale is also for the prestigious winner’s gold bracelet. The winner of the final tables will not receive one.

All being well poker will have its world champion two days before the end of the year. Considering the year we have all had it is a miracle, and one we needed.

WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart said:

“There must be a World Champion in 2020. Poker’s history is too important,” 

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