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2020 WSOP Main Event: COVID-19 Effected Fateful Change

29 December 2020, 11:48
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It isn’t surprising that pandemic constantly introduces changes to various verticals, including poker. It has also influenced this year’s WSOP Main Event, which is much-discussed in all poker news articles.

2020 WSOP Main Event: COVID-19 Effected Fateful Change

Although the winner of the WSOP Main Event Domestic Tournament has been already announced, the event has faced some unexpected difficulties because of COVID-19.

The winner and the disqualified player

December 28 didn’t become a lucky day for one of the event participants, Upeshka De Silva, as he didn’t get permission to compete. The reason for this is that the player has received a positive coronavirus test. Of course, the last, ninth, position in the ranking became unpleasant news for the three WSOP bracelets holder who was ready to play and win.

However, the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino based in Las Vegas became a lucky place for Joseph Hebert who was announced as the domestic competition winner. The player was leading the game and, finally, got all rewards prepared for the title-holder. Soon Hebert will face his opponent, Damian Salas, in the deciding heads-up match. The event is scheduled for January 3 and poker players will compete for one more million dollars and the main event symbol – a bracelet.

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