2021 World Series of Poker 2021 MSPT Venetian
2020 WSOP Main Event - GGPoker
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Event Info

Buy-in $10,000
Prize Pool $6,470,400
Players 674

Level Info

Level 41
Blinds 300,000 / 600,000
Ante 600,000

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
Entries 8

First Two Pots to Botteon

zedmaster84 • Level 40: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
Brunno Botteon
Brunno Botteon

In the very first hand of the heads-up duel, Damian Salas limped in and Brunno Botteon made it 1,750,000 to go. Salas gave it some consideration and made the call to see a flop of {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{2-Spades}. Botteon continued for 1,225,000 and that shut down the resistance of Salas.

Botteon then raised to 1,100,000 on the button and Salas called. The {9-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} flop was checked by Salas and Botteon continued for 1,000,000, which Salas called. The {5-Hearts} fell on the turn and Salas checked once more. Botteon fired a second barrel for 3,000,000 and that earned the second pot in as many hands in heads-up.

Damian Salas ar
Damian Salas
ar 19,825,000 -4,350,000
Brunno Botteon br
Brunno Botteon
br 18,450,000 4,350,000

The Heads-Up Commences

zedmaster84 • Level 40: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante

After the usual heads-up pictures have been taken care of, the action has recommenced. On each hand, the player in the big blind has 1 million chips up invested thanks to the big blind ante format and it may be a very quick or a very fierce duel with a pay jump of more than half a million US Dollars.

Damian Salas & Brunno Botteon
Damian Salas & Brunno Botteon

Break Prior to the Heads-Up Duel

zedmaster84 • Level 40: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante

The remaining two players have been sent on a 20-minute break to reposition the chips and prepare the recording for the duel one versus one. Some 32 minutes remain in the current level.

Manuel Ruivo Eliminated in 3rd Place ($728,177)

zedmaster84 • Level 40: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
Manuel Ruivo
Manuel Ruivo

Manuel Ruivo limp-jammed out of the small blind to boost his stack as Brunno Botteon forfeited his raise to 1.25 million out of the big blind.

In the very next hand, it was Damian Salas that limped in and Ruivo raised to 1.5 million in the big blind. Salas filled up and they headed to the {9-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop.

Salas opted to check and Ruivo bet 750,000 with a stack of around 6 million at his disposal. The check-raise to 5 million by Salas followed.

"Five million? That's almost my all-in ..." Ruivo gasped and then announced his all-in, which Salas snap-called.

Manuel Ruivo: {9-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}
Damian Salas: {10-Clubs}{7-Clubs}

The {8-Spades} turn gave Salas an open-ended straight draw on top and Ruivo calmly added "could be worse." It indeed came worse as the {5-Clubs} river improved Salas to a flush and sent Ruivo to the rail in 3rd place for $728,177.

Damian SalasManuel Ruivo
Damian SalasManuel Ruivo
Damian Salas ar
Damian Salas
ar 24,000,000 7,500,000
Manuel Ruivo pt
Manuel Ruivo
pt Busted

Tags: Brunno BotteonDamian SalasManuel Ruivo

Botteon Beats Salas in Showdown

zedmaster84 • Level 40: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante

A limped battle of the blinds between the two biggest stacks was checked down on the {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{8-Clubs} flop and {7-Clubs} turn. Brunno Botteon then bet the {a-Spades} river for 700,000 and Damian Salas eventually called.

Botteon rolled over the {j-Clubs}{9-Spades} and that won the pot, as Salas mucked.

Damian Salas ar
Damian Salas
ar 16,500,000 -1,700,000
Brunno Botteon br
Brunno Botteon
br 13,700,000 1,500,000

Salas Takes From Ruivo

zedmaster84 • Level 40: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
Damian Salas Manuel Ruivo
Damian Salas Manuel Ruivo

Manuel Ruivo raised it up to 1 million on the button and was called by Damian Salas in the big blind. The flop brought {q-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} and Salas opted for a check-raise from 750,000 to 2,075,000.

Ruivo gave it some thought and tossed his cards into the muck.

Ruivo then won some chips back by open-shoving the small blind, as Brunno Botteon forfeited the big blind.

Damian Salas ar
Damian Salas
ar 18,200,000 1,850,000
Brunno Botteon br
Brunno Botteon
br 12,200,000 -200,000
Manuel Ruivo pt
Manuel Ruivo
pt 7,500,000 -1,950,000

Two for Ruivo; One for Botteon

zedmaster84 • Level 40: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante

Manuel Ruivo three-bet jammed over a min-raise of Damian Salas in a battle small blind versus button and claimed the pot. Ruivo then won the blinds and big blind ante the next hand before defending his big blind to a button min-raise by Brunno Botteon.

The flop fell {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} and Ruivo elected to check-fold when facing a bet worth 600,000.

Damian Salas ar
Damian Salas
ar 16,350,000 -2,250,000
Brunno Botteon br
Brunno Botteon
br 12,400,000 500,000
Manuel Ruivo pt
Manuel Ruivo
pt 9,450,000 1,750,000
Level:
40
Blinds:
250,000/500,000
Ante:
500,000