The US WSOP Main Event final table has formed

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705 players have become nine and we are just 18 players overall (17 actually, keep reading) from finding out who the 2020 World Series of Poker Main Event champion is.

Joseph “kolebear” Hebert is the chip leader heading to the Rio and he is joined by Upeshka “gomezhamburg” De Silva who is looking to win his 4th career bracelet.

One of these players will become a millionaire and playing heads-up for the Championship at the end of the year. The blinds paused at 80,000/160,000.

Position Player Chips
1st Joseph “kolebear” Hebert 13,052,534
2nd Shawn “shades927” Stroke 5,252,000
3rd Ryan “Hagzzz021” Hagerty 5,071,572
4th Ye “YUAN365” Yuan 4,829,459
5th Michael “geNet1x_” Cannon 4,408,847
6th Gershon “jets613” Distenfeld 3,475,481
7th Ron “Samthedog76” Jenkins 2,476,746
8th Upeshka “gomezhamburg” De Silva 2,151,969
9th Harrison “Harrisond33” Dobin 1,581,392

And this is a reminder of what they will be playing for:

Position Prize
1st $1,553,256
2nd $1,002,340
3rd $529,258
4th $387,130
5th $286,963
6th $215,222
7th $163,786
8th $125,885
9th $98,813

The players will now reconvene at the Rio on December 28 where they will play down to a winner, after which the champion will face the winner of tonight’s International final table in Rozvadov.

Speaking of that International final table, as a lot of people predicted it doesn’t look like everyone has made it there. As KevMath confirms below, Chinese player Peiyuan “fish3098” Sun has decided not to travel to the event and will therefore be taking 9th place money.

He was joint bottom in chips with 11 big blinds and probably had logistically the toughest travel prospects even if he did not test positive for COVID.

There will be no stream tonight but you can follow the live updates at PokerNews.

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Barry Carter

Barry Carter

Barry Carter is the editor of and the co-author of The Mental Game of Poker 1 & 2, Poker Satellite Strategy and PKO Poker Strategy

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