The international leg of the 2020 World Series of Poker Main Event has reached its final table and that takes place at the King’s Resort in Rozvadov, Czech Republic on December 16. PokerNews is previewing each of the nine lucky finalists. We’ve already covered the three shortest stacks, and yesterday we covered the middle stacks, but today we take a look at the top three as we head into the final table.
Brunno Botteon – Brazil – 10,317,743 (52 big blinds)
Brunno Botteon is no stranger to the WSOP on GGPoker, cashing 15 times during the WSOP Online between July and September. His best result came when he finished second to Fedor Holz in the $25,000 Heads Up for $622,300. Botteon also finished sixth in the $25,000 Poker Players Championship for a further $388,837.
“The final two tables were very tough,” he said. “I was short when 11 players left with seven big blinds, but I managed to get back on top.
“Pure emotion…my year has been sensational, regardless of this result.”
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Manuel “robocup” Ruivo – Portugal – 6,213,759 (31 big blinds)
Second in chips is Portugal’s Manuel Ruivo who will be heading to King’s Resort looking to secure the biggest WSOP cash of his career.
His best result so far is a sixth place finish in the 2018 Millionaire Maker for $230,120, meaning Ruivo would have to finish at least sixth.
A lover of the outdoors, including fishing, Ruivo says he is an avid watcher of movies. His favorite film? Fight Club.
And although he may have a fight on his hands with chip leader Botteon, Ruivo says that to win the Main Event would be an incredible achievement and “the pinnacle of [his] career.”
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Damian Salas – Argentina – 5,653,528 (28 big blinds)
Damian Salas will be a familiar face to WSOP fans after his seventh-place finish in the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event
The Father of three is a lawyer by profession, and enjoys soccer, table tennis and yoga as well as watching series such as Game of Thrones and Queen’s Gambit.
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Salas says that winning the WSOP Main Event title wouldn’t change much for his life, but recognises it as the highest goal a professional poker player can set for themselves.
“I have the great privilege of living how I want and sharing life with those I love. I would continue with the same life that I have, but with the joy of having fulfilled my greatest desire in my life.”
2020 GGPoker WSOP $10,000 Main Event Final Table
|Position||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||Manuel “robocup” Ruivo||Portugal||6,213,759||31|
|4||Marco “fullbabyfull” Streda||Liechtenstein||4,232,560||21|
|5||Hannes “BlackFortuna” Speiser||Austria||3,515,744||18|
|6||Dominykas “MickeyMouse” Mikolaitis||Lithuania||3,165,440||16|
|7||Ramon “Ritza” Miquel Munoz||Spain||3,035,940||15|
|9||Stoyan “UncleToni” Obreshkov||Bulgaria||2,119,610||11|
*Peiyuan “fish3098” Sun, eighth in chips, has opted out of traveling and will finish in ninth place as per the terms and conditions of the event.
2020 GGPoker WSOP $10,000 Main Event Payouts
|Place||Player||Country||Prize Money (USD)|
|9||Peiyuan “fish3098” Sun||China||$75,360|
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Stay tuned to PokerNews this week to learn more about the six other finalists.