Joseph "kolebear" Hebert Leads 2020 WSOP Main Event Final Table; De Silva Seeks 4th Bracelet

Joseph "kolebear" Hebert

The final table is set for the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) $10,000 Main Event on!

On Monday, the surviving 71 players from a 705-entry field returned to battle for one of nine coveted spots. It took less than seven hours of play for the lineup to be set, and now those players will have to wait until Monday, December 28 to play down to a winner live in Las Vegas.

Each player is guaranteed $98,813 in prize money, but each is looking to take home the $1,553,256 top prize, which also provides them the opportunity to compete for an additional $1 million and the gold bracelet in a heads-up showdown against the winner of the GGPoker international portion of the WSOP on Wednesday, December 30. The runner-up will also become a poker millionaire as $1,002,340 is set aside for second place.

Leading the pack with more than twice his nearest opponent is Joseph "kolebear" Hebert, who hails from Metairie, Louisiana. Hebert has 41 career WSOP cashes totaling $344,297, the majority of which has come on the WSOP Circuit.

Hebert came on strong from two tables onwards when he eliminated every player but one from the last 15 down to the final table. That included dispatching accomplished poker pros Clayton "NevarLucky" Maguire (13th - $62,266), Martin “Bathroomline” Zamani (12th - $62,266), and Dan “pepperprince” Zack (11th - $77,832).

Others at the final table include three-time WSOP bracelet winner Upeshka "gomezhamburg" De Silva, New Jersey poker pro Ryan "Hagzzz021" Hagerty, and Shawn "shades927" Stroke, who finished second in the 2018 WSOP Event #10: $365 NLH Online for $94,265.

2020 WSOP Main Event Final Table Chip Counts

Joseph "kolebear" Hebert13,052,534
Shawn "shades927" Stroke5,252,000
Ryan "Hagzzz021" Hagerty5,071,572
Ye "YUAN365" Yuan4,829,459
Michael "geNet1x_" Cannon4,408,847
Gershon "jets613" Distenfeld3,475,481
Ron "Samthedog76" Jenkins2,476,746
Upeshka "gomezhamburg" De Silva2,151,969
Harrison "Harrisond33" Dobin1,581,392

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The tournament, which was limited to players in Nevada and New Jersey, proved to be a big success; in fact, the turnout for the single flight was larger than the combined 674 runners from the international portion on GGPoker. Combined, the 2020 WSOP Main Event reached 1,379 players.

Among those to make Day 2 but fall short of the final table were Barry “puigmyfriend” Hutter (70th - $18,274), Ryan “Protential” Laplante (68th - $18,274), Ruth “crazeelf666” Ruffman (63rd - $20,304), Nick “cashusklay” Schulman (55th - $20,304), Galen “turkmalloy” Hall (53rd - $22,334), Shankar “Burgersssss” Pillai (51st - $22,334), Darren “darrenelias” Elias (50th - $22,334), 2013 WSOP Main Event Ryan “BiTC0iN” Riess (47th - $22,334), Freddy “nevera” Deeb (46th - $22,334), Scott “ThatsPraxis” Seiver (39th - $25,718), Jason “haderade” Somerville (32nd - $29,779), Maria “femmeonfelt” Ho (22nd - $35,194), and final table bubble boy Anthony “nowb3athat” Spinella (10th - $77,832).

In the final hand of online play, Spinella moved all in for 317,787 from the button at the 80,000/160,000/16,00 level and Stroke isolated with a three-bet to 622,000 from the small blind.

Anthony "nowb3athat" Spinella: KJ
Shawn "shades927" Stroke: A8

The board ran out A510J5 and Spinella finished as the 2020 WSOP Main Event final table bubble boy.

Anthony Spinella
Anthony “nowb3athat” Spinella

2020 WSOP Main Event Final Table Payouts

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The 2020 WSOP Main Event at a glance

Action will resume on Monday, December 28 as the final table players down to a winner live at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. PokerNews will once again bring you live updates until the final table is set. Be sure to join us then to see who wins the portion of the 2020 WSOP Main Event!

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