WSOP $10,000 Main Event Reaches Final Table at GGPoker, Winner Scores $1.55 Million

After four days of play that included three starting flights, the final table is now set on the international side of the World Series of Poker $10,000 Main Event.

Play wrapped up on Monday at GGPoker and Brazil’s Brunno Botteon leads those returning. He’ll be looking for a first-place payout of $1.55 million

The series announced in November that there would be two final tables with play held initially online. The half for US players follows on Dec. 13.

With the GGPoker side out of the way, poker fans now know what to expect at the final table.

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Analyzing the WSOP GGPoker final table 

The GGPoker Main Event tournament produced a field of 674 players and a $6.5 million prize pool. Chip leader Botteon is no stranger to poker success, especially at GG.

While he may have only $78,000 in live tournament winnings, Botteon’s scored significant cash online. He was a regular in this summer’s WSOP Online, which brought some huge scores including:

  • $500 Limit Hold’em – runner-up for $41,855
  • $25,000 Poker Players Championship – sixth for $388,837
  • $25,000 NLHE Heads-Up – runner-up for $622,300

After those big runs, Botteon will be looking to add a win in the biggest tournament around. It won’t be easy and he faces some tough competition.

Portugal’s Manuel Ruivo in second and Argentina’s Damian Salas sit just behind Botteon. Ruivo has $745,000 in live tournament winnings and also significant online scores.

In 2018, he won the $5,300 partypoker MILLIONS Online for $2.3 million. Salas has $2.7 million in live tournament winnings, including a huge bullet point point on his resumé. In 2017, Salas took seventh in the $10,000 WSOP Main Event for $1.4 million.

The first player eliminated from the final table in ninth will earn $75,360. Blinds will be at 100,000/200,000 with a 20,000 ante when play resumes. Here’s a look at the complete final table:

2020 WSOP Main Event GGPoker Final Table

Position PlayerCountryChips
1stBrunno BotteonBrazil10,317,743
2ndManuel RuivoPortugal6,213,759
3rdDamian SalasArgentina5,653,528
5thHannes SpeiserAustria3,515,744
6thDominykas MikolaitisLithuania3,165,440
7thRamon Miquel MunozSpain3,035,940
8thPeiyuan SunChina2,185,676
9thStoyan ObreshkovBulgaria2,119,610

What’s next for the WSOP Main Event?

GG paused the action with the first final table set. The action shifts to live play at King’s Casino in the Czech Republic on Dec. 15.

The US final table will be played on Dec. 28 at the Rio in Las Vegas. The American side of the event will play out over three days in the states of Nevada and New Jersey.

Each property will pay out winners separately and the two final players will meet at the Rio. Caesars and GGPoker are putting up $1 million for the winner-take-all heads-up battle.

Both final tables will be filmed for broadcast on ESPN as well as the heads-up duel.

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