A scope of 71 still remains open when the game in the World Series of Poker’s Main US Event resumes from Monday afternoon.
The main even of no-limit hold them poker had been held in typical hybrid order because of the pandemic coronavirus this year. The event allured almost 705 participants for the initiation of online gaming on Sunday. In just only 12 hours, almost 90 percent of the venue observed their options for a highly desired bracelet and a payday of $1.6 million disappear.
US Poker Players Got Attracted by the Main Event of Hybrid WSOP
The play on Monday determined nine finalists. They will continue at the All-Suit Hotel and Casino, Rio to a face-to-face final table on Dec 28. The US champion will be condemned to join the international winner up-front for an extra 1 million reward on Dec 30.
As WSOP stated, the nearly $68M reward pool is almost three times bigger than the last record for a virtual gaming tournament. The WSOP Internet Championship sprouted a reward pool of around $2M in July.
Converged with this international pool where 1,397 players are set for taking part in the World-Series event. The topper and runners up will receive around $1M in both global fields and the US.
As the tournament organizers indicate, no virtual tournament ever arranged this much amount of money as a winning reward. The 705 entrants in the US tournament could only fight in either New Jersey or in Nevada due to the US gambling rules and regulations.
When the game resumes at Monday noon, Upeshka De Silva is to start as the chip leader with almost 1.9 million. He has achieved the WSOP title in the past but never in the main event. With these 705 entrants in the American pool, tournament organizers determine the payout cutline at the best 107 performers.
While the American online segment is indicated to be ended on Monday, the WSOP international’s main event tournament continues when all the finalists convene in Rozvadov at the King’s Resort Casino which is close to the German border. The prime event is backed by GGPoker.
With almost 10.3 million chip count, Brazil’s Bruno Botton has a solid hold. The holds the lead over Portugal’s Manuel Ruivo by almost 4 million chips.