GGPoker Super MILLION$ Week
2020 WSOP Main Event - Headsup Final
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1

Event Info

Prize Pool $1,000,000
Players 2

Informações sobre o nível

Nível 15
Blinds 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 0

Informações sobre o torneio - Dia 1

Jogadores em jogo 1
Entradas 2
2020 WSOP Main Event - Headsup Final
Dia 1 Concluído

Damian Salas Wins 2020 WSOP Main Event Heads-Up Finale for $1 Million + Gold Bracelet

• Nível 15: 25,000-50,000, 0 ante
Damian Salas
Damian Salas

On Sunday night, the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) officially came to an end when Argentina’s Damian Salas, a practicing lawyer back home, defeated Joseph Hebert in a heads-up finale to win $1 million, a coveted gold bracelet, and the title of WSOP Main Event champion.

The epic back-and-forth heads-up match that lasted a staggering 173 hands was actually the culmination of two $10,000 Main Events. The first was the international leg held on GG Poker, which attracted 674 runners and saw Salas claim a $1,550,969 top prize. The other was the domestic version, which drew 705 players to WSOP.com and saw Hebert turn a $300 satellite seat into a $1,553,256 payday.

“Joseph was a very hard opponent, and he played really well. In a few instances, he was about to win, it was a real fight and he never slowed down,” said the 45-year-old Salas, who finished seventh in the 2017 WSOP Main Event. “Going into the championship, I felt all the energy and support from my family and friends in Argentina tonight, and that helped me.”

Originally scheduled to play out on Dec. 30th, the event was postponed to tonight as Salas' entry to the U.S. was delayed due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

Heads-Up Action

The match started out with Salas taking a slight lead, but before too long Hebert pulled out in front. On Hand #71, Hebert won a big pot with trip kings to pull out to a more than 3:1 chip lead. Hebert, who was playing in his mother’s memory (be sure to check out the #ForLinda story for more on the emotional story) set about extending that lead and at one point was out in front by an 8:1 margin.

However, Salas won the first all-in confrontation on Hand #83, and over the course of the next two and a half hours battled back and forth with Hebert. Eventually, the structure, which featured 20-minute levels, forced the action; in fact, in the end, there were just 20 big blinds in play.

Even so, neither player wanted to give an inch. Whenever one would get short, they’d double back. At times it looked like Salas was going to pull away, then Hebert would dig his heels in, win some pots, and put himself in the driver’s seat. It really was anyone’s game.

On Hand #170, the players got it in with each holding an ace, but it was the kicker of Salas that would win him the pot and give him a near 4:1 lead. Hebert doubled back to nearly even, but two hands later on Hand #173 of the final table Hebert jammed with ace-queen and Salas called with king-jack. Hebert got it in good but Salas took the lead when a king spiked on the flop. The turn and river both paired the board to give the Argentinean a full house, and Hebert bowed out as the runner-up.

“Both these men are champions in their own right and were a pleasure to host for this unique match,” said Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the World Series of Poker. “We thank everyone who participated in this chapter of WSOP history and can’t wait to see you in Las Vegas later this year.”

What’s Next for the WSOP?

While the status of a live 2021 WSOP in Las Vegas remains in limbo due to the ongoing pandemic, WSOP poker action will continue in 2021 with a year-long WSOP Online Circuit Series that will culminate in a gold bracelet event for invited players.

The Online Circuit Series will offer a slate of WSOP.com online events each month. Each tournament will award circuit rings, and there will also be $500,000 in added prizes throughout the year, including monthly $25,000 freerolls for qualifying players.

For more information, visit WSOP.com.

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Joseph Hebert Eliminated in 2nd Place

• Nível 15: 25,000-50,000, 0 ante

Hand #172: Damian Salas moved all in and Joseph Hebert folded.

Hand #173: Hebert moved all in for 390,000 and Salas asked for a count before making the call.

Damian Salas: {k-Diamonds}{j-Spades}
Joseph Hebert: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}

Hebert got it in good but the {5-Clubs}{k-Spades}{8-Spades} flop paired Salas to give him the lead. The {5-Diamonds} turn was no help Hebert and neither was the {k-Clubs} river, which improved Salas to a full house. With that, the Argentinean prevailed in the heads-up finale to become the 2020 WSOP Main Event champion for $1,000,000 and a gold bracelet.

Damian Salas ar 1,000,000 440,000
Joseph Hebert us Eliminado

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Hands #164-170: Kicker Makes the Difference

• Nível 15: 25,000-50,000, 0 ante

Hand #164: Damian Salas folded and Joseph Hebert received the walk.

Hand #165: Hebert folded and Salas received a walk.

Hand #166: Salas moved all in for 240,000 and Hebert folded.

Hand #167: Hebert folded and Salas received a walk.

Hand #168: Salas moved all in for 315,000 and Hebert folded.

Hand #169: Hebert folded and Salas received a walk.

Hand #170: Salas moved all in for 390,000 and Hebert called.

Joseph Hebert: {a-Spades}{8-Diamonds}
Damian Salas: {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

The {5-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{5-Clubs}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts} runout meant the kicker played and Salas shipped the double.

Damian Salas ar 780,000 540,000
Joseph Hebert us 220,000 -540,000

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Hands #156-163: All In and a Call

• Nível 15: 25,000-50,000, 0 ante
Joseph Hebert
Joseph Hebert

Hand #156: Damian Salas moved all in for 420,000 and Joseph Hebert folded.

Hand #157: Hebert folded and Salas received a walk.

Hand #158: Salas folded and Hebert received the walk.

Hand #159: Hebert folded and Salas received a walk.

Hand #160: Salas moved all in and Hebert folded. With that, Salas moved into the lead with 545,000 to Hebert's 455,000.

Hand #161: Hebert folded and Salas received a walk.

Hand #162: Salas raised to 105,000 and Hebert folded.

Hand #163: Hebert moved all in for 380,000 and Salas removed his sunglasses, asked for an exact count, and called.

Joseph Hebert: {k-Spades}{q-Hearts}
Damian Salas: {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs}

Hebert had the better king and got the double after the board ran out {2-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{5-Clubs}{7-Spades}{6-Spades}.

Joseph Hebert us 760,000 180,000
Damian Salas ar 240,000 -180,000

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Nível:
15
Blinds:
25,000/50,000
Ante:
0

Hands #151-153: Hebert Stays Alive

• Nível 14: 20,000-40,000, 0 ante

Hand #151: Joseph Hebert folded and Damian Salas received a walk.

Hand #152: Salas raised the button to 180,000 and Hebert folded.

Hand #153: Hebert moved all in for 260,000 and Salas thought a bit before making the call.

Damian Salas: {k-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Joseph Hebert: {a-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}

The {a-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{5-Spades}{5-Clubs}{3-Hearts} runout gave Hebert the double, which gave him a slight 520K-to-480K chip lead.

Joseph Hebert us 520,000 200,000
Damian Salas ar 480,000 -200,000

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Hands #144-150: Collision Imminent?

• Nível 14: 20,000-40,000, 0 ante

Hand #144: Damian Salas limped and Joseph Hebert moved all in for 340,000. Salas folded.

Hand #145: Hebert folded and gave Salas a walk.

Hand #146: Salas moved all in and Hebert folded.

Hand #147: Hebert moved all in for 320,000 and Salas folded.

Hand #148: Salas moved all in and Hebert folded.

Hand #149: Hebert folded and Salas received a walk.

Hand #150: Salas folded and gave Hebert a walk.

Damian Salas ar 680,000 20,000
Joseph Hebert us 320,000 -20,000

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