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Damian Salas

Damian Salas
GPI rank: 2386
WSOP Bracelets: 1
Total Live Earnings: $2,770,803
Nationality:
Argentina Argentina
Last Seen in: 2022 Wynn Summer Classic
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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 World Series of Poker
Event #49: $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em
51 $10,830
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #46: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
138 $8,053
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #77: $1,500 Fifty Stack No-Limit Hold'em
44 $7,100
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #61: $600 Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold'em
232 $1,601
2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #22: $400 COLOSSUS [Final Day], $3M GTD
9 $40,900
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-108: $10,300 Super MILLION$ [2-day event]
10 $62,587
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-58: $10,300 Thursday Thriller [Bounty]
18 $13,624
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-05: $10,300 Super MILLION$ [2-Day Event]
7 $123,207
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-03: $5,250 Bounty Hunters Main Event
2 $102,963
2021 GGPoker Super MILLION$ Week
Super MILLION$ Main Event $10,300, $10M Gtd.
97 $31,012
2020 World Series of Poker Main Event
2020 WSOP Main Event - Headsup Final
1 $1,000,000
2020 GGPoker WSOP Winter Online Circuit
WSOPC #11: $1,050 Bounty Hunters Championship
33 $3,347
2020 World Series of Poker Main Event
2020 WSOP Main Event - GGPoker
1 $1,550,969
2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #8: $10,300 Main Event, $10m GTD
3 $814,664
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #78: $1,000 Turbo No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
83 $2,951
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #73: $1,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
146 $2,944
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #63: $500 Mini Main Event, $5M GTD
456 $2,734
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #60: $525 Bounty No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
204 $850
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #57: $150 GGMasters WSOP Edition [Freezeout], $1M GTD
739 $425
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #55: HK$8,000 No Limit Hold'em Asia Championship, HK$8M GTD
340 $2,503
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #50: $2,100 No Limit Hold'em Bounty Championship
9 $14,198
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #42: $400 PLOSSUS [Day 2], $1M GTD
184 $1,617
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #33: $1,111 Every 1 for Covid Relief [Caesars Cares]
62 $4,710
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #36: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No Limit Hold'em
113 $3,819
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #59: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Championship
656 $1,058
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #53: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack
13 $19,576
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #65: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
569 $23,940
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #7: $565 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em
1157 $1,027
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona
€2,700 Warm Up
42 €8,000
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
7 $1,425,000
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #60: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed
1082 $1,332
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #56: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
24 $16,889
2017 PokerStars Championship Panama
$10,300 High Roller
7 $49,620
2016 PokerStars.es EPT Season 13 Barcelona
€10,300 High Roller
15 €58,480
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #62: The $1,111 Little One for One Drop
74 $5,907
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
606 $19,106
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #53: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
144 $3,725
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #42: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
29 $8,316
2012 PokerStars.net LAPT Punta del Este
Main Event
53 $3,700
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #56: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em
189 $5,044

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