Damian Salas

Damian Salas
GPI rank: 480
WSOP Bracelets: 1
Total Live Earnings: $3,207,348
Nationality:
Argentina Argentina
Last Seen in: PokerStars WCOOP 2022
The Hendon Mob

Biography

Damian Salas is an Argentinian lawyer and poker player who won the hybrid live/online 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event.

Having first defeated 674 players in the International leg of the WSOP Main Event for over $1.5 million, he defeated Joseph Hebert heads-up in Las Vegas to win $1,000,000 and the WSOP Main Event bracelet.

Biography

Salas was a regular on the South American poker scene during the early 2010s, cashing in Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Chile and Panama while also finding time to travel to Las Vegas and play at the WSOP. He came closest to winning a bracelet in 2016, finishing fifth in Event #50: $1,500 Shootout for $64,129.

The following year, Salas made it to another final table — the 2017 WSOP Main Event final table. He began the final table sixth in chips, but fell in seventh place for $1,425,000.

Salas would continue to travel to play, both in South America and Europe, and as the pandemic forced poker online he started to rack up the cashes. He followed up a third-place finish in the WPT World Online Championship Main Event ($814,663) by winning the International leg of the 2020 WSOP Online Main Event.

Less than a month later, the Argentinian flag was once again draped over his shoulders as he battled it out in Las Vegas. After a back-and-forth heads-up match consisting of 173 hands, Salas came out as the winner and the latest WSOP Main Event champion.

WSOP Main Event Winners 2011-20

YEARENTRIESCHAMPIONCOUNTRYPRIZE
20201,379Damian SalasArgentina$2,550,969
20198,569Hossein EnsanGermany$10,000,000
20187,874John CynnUnited States$8,800,000
20177,221Scott BlumsteinUnited States$8,150,000
20166,737Qui NguyenUnited States (born in Vietnam)$8,005,310
20156,420Joe McKeehenUnited States$7,683,346
20146,683Martin JacobsonSweden$10,000,000
20136,352Ryan RiessUnited States$8,361,570
20126,598Greg MersonUnited States$8,531,853
20116,865Pius HeinzGermany$8,715,638

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona
€10,300 EPT High Roller
8th €115,780
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #70: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship
27th $262,300
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #49: $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em
51st $10,830
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #46: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
138th $8,053
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #77: $1,500 Fifty Stack No-Limit Hold'em
44th $7,100
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #61: $600 Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold'em
232nd $1,601
2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #22: $400 COLOSSUS [Final Day], $3M GTD
9th $40,900
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-108: $10,300 Super MILLION$ [2-day event]
10th $62,587
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-58: $10,300 Thursday Thriller [Bounty]
18th $13,624
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-05: $10,300 Super MILLION$ [2-Day Event]
7th $123,207
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-03: $5,250 Bounty Hunters Main Event
2nd $102,963
2021 GGPoker Super MILLION$ Week
Super MILLION$ Main Event $10,300, $10M Gtd.
97th $31,012
2020 World Series of Poker Main Event
2020 WSOP Main Event - Headsup Final
1st $1,000,000
2020 GGPoker WSOP Winter Online Circuit
WSOPC #11: $1,050 Bounty Hunters Championship
33rd $3,347
2020 World Series of Poker Main Event
2020 WSOP Main Event - GGPoker
1st $1,550,969
2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #8: $10,300 Main Event, $10m GTD
3rd $814,664
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #78: $1,000 Turbo No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
83rd $2,951
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #73: $1,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
146th $2,944
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #63: $500 Mini Main Event, $5M GTD
456th $2,734
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #60: $525 Bounty No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
204th $850
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #57: $150 GGMasters WSOP Edition [Freezeout], $1M GTD
739th $425
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #55: HK$8,000 No Limit Hold'em Asia Championship, HK$8M GTD
340th $2,503
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #50: $2,100 No Limit Hold'em Bounty Championship
9th $14,198
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #42: $400 PLOSSUS [Day 2], $1M GTD
184th $1,617
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #33: $1,111 Every 1 for Covid Relief [Caesars Cares]
62nd $4,710
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #36: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No Limit Hold'em
113th $3,819
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #59: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Championship
656th $1,058
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #53: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack
13th $19,576
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #65: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
569th $23,940
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #7: $565 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em
1157th $1,027
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona
€2,700 Warm Up
42nd €8,000
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
7th $1,425,000
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #60: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed
1082nd $1,332
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #56: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
24th $16,889
2017 PokerStars Championship Panama
$10,300 High Roller
7th $49,620
2016 PokerStars.es EPT Season 13 Barcelona
€10,300 High Roller
15th €58,480
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #62: The $1,111 Little One for One Drop
74th $5,907
2014 Hollywood Poker Open Championship Event
HPO Championship Main Event
8th $39,012
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
606th $19,106
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #53: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
144th $3,725
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #42: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
29th $8,316
2012 PokerStars.net LAPT Punta del Este
Main Event
53rd $3,700
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #56: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em
189th $5,044
2010 PokerStars.net LAPT Punta del Este
LAPT Punta del Este Main Event
31st $6,250
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 52 - $3,000 Triple Chance No Limit Hold'em
49th $9,145
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 36 - $2,000 No Limit Hold'em
57th $7,866
2009 PokerStars.net LAPT Mar del Plata
$5,200 Mar del Plata Main Event
15th $21,160

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