Joseph Hebert from Louisiana and Damian Salas from Argentina will play heads-up for $1 million and a place in poker history Sunday at the Rio.
Daniel Negreanu said he would play the final 12,500 hands of the heads-up poker challenge. The rules of the match allowed the losing player to bow out at the midpoint.
Huckleberry “Huck” Seed, the 1996 World Series of Poker Main Event champion, prevailed in a vote by Hall of Fame members.
The heads-up battle between the U.S. and international winners was moved from Wednesday to Sunday because of pandemic travel complications.
The 38-year-old poker pro from Metairie, Louisiana, moves on to face international winner Damian Salas of Argentina for the title Sunday.
The player confirmed on Twitter that he tested positive Sunday. He will be disqualified and will receive the ninth-place prize of $98,813.
Joseph Hebert, a 38-year-old from Louisiana, has 13.05 million in chips with nine players left in the U.S. portion of the WSOP Main Event.
Six hours of edited footage is set to air on ESPN in February. The WSOP cited as the reason production challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic.
Gershon Distenfeld, a 44-year-old New Jersey father of four who works in finance, could end up donating more than $2 million (after taxes).
Fourteen new episodes will be released weekly starting at 5 p.m. Pacific time Wednesday on the subscription streaming service PokerGO.
The Argentine will face the winner of the U.S. portion heads-up for the bracelet Dec. 30 at the Rio. He finished seventh in the Main Event in 2017.
Three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Upeshka De Silva leads the field so far in the $10,000 buy-in No-limit Hold’em Championship.
The WSOP Main Event, the $10,000 buy-in No-limit Hold’em World Championship, will be held starting Sunday in a hybrid live/online format.