The time has come to play down to a winner in the international leg of the 2020 WSOP $10,000 Championship Main Event and eight of the nine players who qualified on GGPoker eight days ago have made the trip to the King's Resort in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. China's Peiyuan Sun has opted not to travel and thus becomes the 9th place finisher as per the rules set for the online and live poker hybrid, he earns $75,360.
All remaining eight have secured a payday of $109,982, however, each pay jump becomes significant and two millionaires will be crowned with $1,062,723 reserved for the runner-up whereas the winner takes home $1,550,969.
Brazil's Brunno Botteon made the trip to the King's Resort alongside GGPoker ambassador Felipe Ramos and leads the contenders with a stack of 10,325,000, which represents a significant lead over Portugal's Manuel Ruivo (6,225,000) and Damian Salas (5,656,000).
Switzerland's Marco Streda sits in the middle of the pack with 4,225,000 followed by Austria's Hannes Speiser (3,525,000), and the next two hopefuls are separated by just one big blind including Dominykas Mikolaitis (3,175,000) and Ramon Miquel Munoz (3,025,000). Last but not least, Stoyan Obreshkov (2,125,000) can follow in the footsteps of Stoyan Madanzhiev who won the WSOP Online $5,000 Main Event on GGPoker a few months ago.
The chip counts of all finalists have been rounded to the nearest live denomination in play and the action resumes with blinds of 75,000/150,000 and a big blind ante of 150,000. Unlike the online portion of the event, all levels last 60 minutes each until one of the finalists has accumulated all the chips.
One hour prior to the start at 11 a.m. local time, the eight finalists will draw for their seats and the action will then kick off at noon local time. The PokerNews team will be at the venue to provide all the key hands until a winner is crowned, all hands are also recorded for TV broadcast later on.