The US Bracket final table of the 2020 World Series of Poker Main Event is set, with Joseph “kolebear” Hebert holding an overwhelming lead. Hebert has 13,052,534 chips, well more than his two closest competitors combined.
This online portion of the Main Event was held on WSOP.com over the last two days. 705 players entered Sunday’s Day 1, generating a prize pool of $6,768,000. Just 71 survived to Monday’s Day 2 to play down to the nine-handed final table. At this point, each player remaining in the US Bracket is guaranteed at least $98,813. The top two finishers will earn over a million dollars, with $1,553,256 going to the winner.
The final table, as we have explained in previous articles, will be contested live at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The World Series of Poker is contacting the nine players to help make travel arrangements so they can make it to Vegas for the December 28 United States finale.
All players are required to be tested for COVID-19 before competing live. If anyone tests positive, they will not be permitted to play and will receive the minimum prize payout still available (in this case, ninth place money).
Over in Europe, the live final table of the WSOP Main Event’s International Bracket takes place on Tuesday, December 15 at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic on the German border. It will play down to a single winner, as one would expect in a poker tournament, but for that victor, the World Series of Poker is not over. The International Bracket winner will fly to Las Vegas to face off against the US Bracket champ in a winner-take-all heads-up match.
What that winner will take is an extra $1,000,000 on top of what they already won in their tournament bracket. And, of course, that person will be name the World Series of Poker Main Event champion and earn the coveted Main Event bracelet.
The heads-up match will take place on December 30 at the Rio, two days after the completion of the US Bracket final table. If, by chance, the winner of the International Bracket is not 21-years-old, since the legal gambling age is lower in Europe, the heads-up contest will likely be moved to another country.
2020 World Series of Poker Main Event – US Bracket – Final Table Chip Counts
- Joseph “kolebear” Hebert – 13,052,534
- Shawn “shades927” Stroke – 5,252,000
- Ryan “Hagzzz021” Hagerty – 5,071,572
- Ye “YUAN365” Yuan – 4,829,459
- Michael “geNet1x_” Cannon – 4,408,847
- Gershon “jets613” Distenfeld – 3,475,481
- Ron “Samthedog76” Jenkins – 2,476,746
- Upeshka “gomezhamburg” De Silva – 2,151,969
- Harrison “Harrisond33” Dobin – 1,581,392