World Series of Poker Main Event Finalist Reportedly Disqualified For Positive COVID-19 Test

Three-time Globe Series of Online poker arm band victor Upeshka De Silva has apparently been invalidated from the final table of the 2020 WSOP $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold ’em main event after checking favorable for COVID-19.

According to social media sites blog posts by Joey Ingram, with corroborating actions from De Silva himself, he first tested favorable for the virus on Dec. 20, about a week before the last table was readied to resume. He then examined unfavorable on Dec. 26, only to test favorable once more on Dec. 27, just someday prior to the final table was readied to soft-pedal to a victor.

The 32-year-old texas hold’em pro was set to get in the final table in 8th chip placement. He is currently apparently disqualified, which would indicate that he would officially earn the minimum final-table payment of $98,813, according to the guidelines set out by the WSOP when the occasion was first introduced.

The WSOP has not yet made a main statement concerning De Silva’s reported incompetency, with the final table set to return to at 3:00 p.m. pacific on Monday, Dec. 28.

Isaac Haxton positioned the concern, “Were they planning to let him play 8 days after a favorable test, if he evaluated adverse today?” De Silva himself responded with more information regarding how the scenario emerged.
De Silva states he has actually been quarantining given that Dec. 10 in preparation for this final table.

Although he is among the short heaps, he was without a doubt one of the most accomplished gamer staying in the competition. The Sri Lanka-born and Texas-raised pro has just timid of $3.1 million in competition earnings, with all of his bracelet wins can be found in no-limit hold ’em occasions. He won his initial in 2017, covering an area of 1,655 entrances to win a $1,500 no-limit hold ’em occasion for $424,577. Two years later on he took down the $3,000 buy-in shootout occasion, besting an area of 369 to make $229,923. In 2019 he won the $600 buy-in bounty event, outliving 1,224 entries to earn $98,263.

If De Silva’s disqualification is ultimately promoted, this would be the second last table within the 2020 WSOP centerpiece’s distinct hybrid layout that would be down a player. Peiyuan Sun made the last table of the ‘International Competition’, however the Chinese gamer elected to not travel to King’s Gambling establishment in Rozvadov, Czech Republic for the online final table on Tuesday, Dec. 15. He earned $75,360, the ninth-place payment.

Since the moment that this short article was published, the last table of the ‘Domestic Tournament’ is still set to resume play in the afternoon on Dec. 28 with the various other 8 players. The continuing to be 8 eligible rivals would all be guaranteed at the very least a $125,885 payday, with the eventual victor readied to gain $1,553,256.

The victor from this competition would then take on versus ‘International Tournament’ champ Damian Salas on Dec. 30 in a heads-up suit for the title, the bracelet, as well as $1 million in added cash prize.

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