2020 WSOP Main Event partypoker US Network Online Series
EPT Online 20: $1,050 NLHE [Last Chance]
Days:
1

Event Info

Prize Pool $678,000
Players 678

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 678
EPT Online 20: $1,050 NLHE [Last Chance]
Day 1 Completed

Damian "pampa27" Salas Scoops $117,475 in the PokerStars EPT Online 20: $1,050 NLHE [Last Chance]

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Damian Salas
Damian Salas

After more than eight hours, Damian "pampa27" Salas can be crowned as the champion of the PokerStars EPT Online 20: $1,050 NLHE [Last Chance] for a nice little payday of $117,475 as he defeated Phillipe "takechip" D’Auteuil heads-up.

The tournament attracted 475 individual players who reentered 203 times to get to a total of 678 entries. A pretty prize purse of $678,000 was built up with 80 players getting paid at least $2,382 at the end of their tournament run.

Salas has over $2.5 million in live tournament cashes and has notched several online tournament wins on PokerStars before. This score here today comes in second place when looking at his results on the PokerStars tables as he won a tournament back in 2018 for $139,183.

PokerStars EPT Online 20: $1,050 NLHE [Last Chance] Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Damian "pampa27" SalasArgentina$117,475
2Phillipe "takechip" D’AuteuilCanada$86,821
3Dmitriy "corvet75" MitrofanovRussia$64,166
4"Eset93"Kazakhstan$47,422
5"S.N.I.N.1"Moldova$35,048
6Ricardo "2Much$4U_08" LimaBrazil$25,903
7Artur "mararthur1" MartirosianRussia$19,144
8"m.a-0000"Canada$14,148
9"taylorlang"United Kingdom$10,456

From Start to Final Table

Just over 100 players entered the tournament before the first card was dealt but the number of entries jumped up quickly during the first three hours and five minutes of late registration. By the time the registration closed, only 240 players were left to battle it out for a spot in the top 80.

Many players fell at the wayside before things even got close to the bubble. Familiar names like Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson, Dominik "Bounatirou" Nitsche, Mikita "fish2013" Badziakouski, Claas "ssicK_OnE" Segebrecht, Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic, Steve "Mr. Tim Caum" O'Dwyer, Joao "Naza114" Vieira, Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos, David "dpeters17" Peters, and Pedro "PaDiLhA SP" Padilha all failed to win their final all-ins.

Guillaume Nolet
Guillaume Nolet bubbled

It would be "taylorlang" who would burst the bubble when they took out Guillaume "Nolet20" Nolet with pocket kings. Bert "girafganger7" Stevens was the first double EPT Online winner ever but couldn't make it three when he ran his ace-king into the queens of Sam "aaajack" Chartier.

Chartier also took out Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas, Lonnie "thx4urm0n3y" Hallett but bubbled the final table when he got his chips in with king-queen. The aces of Ricardo "2Much$4U_08" Lima held throughout the board to get the tournament down to nine players.

Salas' Rise on the Final Table

Salas started the final table in seventh place and was the shortest stack left when "taylorlang" and "m.a-0000" were eliminated by D’Auteuil in the same hand. But it was Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian who would bust first after having been left short by doubling up "Eset93".

Artur Martirosian
Artur Martirosian finished in seventh place for $19,144

Salas then doubled up himself to get himself to the middle of the pack. Lima then left the final table with "S.N.I.N.1" following him immediately after. Salas had a bit of a rollercoaster ride after that. He doubled up, then paid a double himself to "Eset93" before taking them out in fourth place.

Three-handed play lasted around 20 minutes with Dmitriy "corvet75" Mitrofanov bowing out after having sported the shorter stack for a while. D’Auteuil doubled up once before four-bet shoving for 27 big blinds with pocket sixes. Salas called with pocket jacks and the slightly bigger stack. He even improved to a set on the river to seal the deal and score the win.

This concludes the coverage for this event but PokerNews will be back on Wednesday, November 18 to take you through the conclusion of the Main Event so stick around to see who will take it down.

Phillipe "takechip" D’Auteuil Eliminated in 2nd Place ($86,821)

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Salas vs D’Auteuil
Salas vs D’Auteuil

Blinds: 600,000/1,200,000

Phillipe "takechip" D’Auteuil raised to 2,400,000 from the button and Damian "pampa27" Salas three-bet to 7,200,000. D’Auteuil four-bet shoved for 32,331,358 for Salas to call with the bigger stack.

Phillipe "takechip" D’Auteuil: {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}
Damian "pampa27" Salas: {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}

The board ran out {4-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{j-Spades} for Salas to stay ahead throughout and even improve to a set on the river to win the tournament for $117,475 while D’Auteuil finished as the runner-up for $86,821.

A recap is to follow.

Damian "pampa27" Salas ar 67,800,000 32,481,358
Phillipe "takechip" D’Auteuil CA Busted

D’Auteuil Doubles Up

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Blinds: 600,000/1,200,000

Damian "pampa27" Salas shoved from the button and Phillipe "takechip" D’Auteuil called for the 16,090,679 he had behind.

Phillipe "takechip" D’Auteuil: {a-Hearts}{7-Clubs}
Damian "pampa27" Salas: {a-Spades}{4-Spades}

The board ran out {10-Spades}{8-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{7-Hearts} for Salas to double D’Auteuil up as he rivered a pair of sevens.

Damian "pampa27" Salas ar 35,318,642 -15,365,679
Phillipe "takechip" D’Auteuil CA 32,481,358 15,365,679

Salas Puts D’Auteuil All-In

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Blinds: 500,000/1,000,000

Phillipe "takechip" D’Auteuil called on the button and then called again when Damian "pampa27" Salas raised to 3,000,000.

The flop came {3-Spades}{6-Spades}{5-Hearts}, Salas bet 2,000,000 and was called again.

The turn was the {j-Clubs}, Salas bet 5,125,000 and D’Auteuil went along.

The river completed the board with the {j-Diamonds} and Salas shoved. D’Auteuil considered it for a bit but opted to fold in the end.

Damian "pampa27" Salas ar 50,684,321 7,875,000
Phillipe "takechip" D’Auteuil CA 17,115,679 -7,875,000

Dmitriy "corvet75" Mitrofanov Eliminated in 3rd Place ($64,166)

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Salas vs Mitrofanov
Salas vs Mitrofanov

Blinds: 500,000/1,000,000

Damian "pampa27" Salas raised to 2,000,000 from the button and Dmitriy "corvet75" Mitrofanov shoved from the small blind for 6,878,013 which only Salas called.

Dmitriy "corvet75" Mitrofanov: khjc]
Damian "pampa27" Salas: {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}

The board ran out {2-Hearts}{7-Spades}{2-Spades}{10-Clubs}{3-Clubs} for Salas to hold with the pocket nines to claim a bigger chip lead going into the heads-up battle.

Damian "pampa27" Salas ar 42,809,321 8,003,013
Phillipe "takechip" D’Auteuil CA 24,990,679 -712,500
Dmitriy "corvet75" Mitrofanov RU Busted

D’Auteuil Puts Pressure on Mitrofanov

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Blinds: 400,000/800,000

Phillipe "takechip" D’Auteuil called on the button and so did Damian "pampa27" Salas in the small blind while Dmitriy "corvet75" Mitrofanov opted to check.

The flop came {8-Spades}{q-Clubs}{7-Hearts}, it was checked to D’Auteuil who bet 800,00 which only Mitrofanov called.

The turn was the {6-Spades}, Mitrofanov check-called the 2,960,000 continuation-bet of D’Auteuil.

The river completed the board with the {q-Hearts} and Mitrofanov checked but folded when D’Auteuil put him all-in.

Damian "pampa27" Salas ar 34,806,308 600,000
Phillipe "takechip" D’Auteuil CA 25,703,179 5,260,000
Dmitriy "corvet75" Mitrofanov RU 7,290,513 -5,860,000

"Eset93" Eliminated in 4th Place ($47,422)

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Salas vs Eset93
Salas vs Eset93

Blinds: 350,000/700,000

"Eset93" shoved from the button for 10,955,216 for Damian "pampa27" Salas to three-bet shove for more from the small blind and get Dmitriy "corvet75" Mitrofanov out of the way.

"Eset93": {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}
Damian "pampa27" Salas: {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}

The board ran out {5-Spades}{4-Spades}{5-Clubs}{j-Spades}{q-Hearts} for Salas to hold with the pocket pair for two pair to eliminate "Eset93" in fourth place.

Damian "pampa27" Salas ar 37,093,808 11,917,716
Phillipe "takechip" D’Auteuil CA 20,255,679 -87,500
Dmitriy "corvet75" Mitrofanov RU 10,450,513 -787,500
Eset93 KZ Busted