In the year 2020, the poker industry experienced a major shift from live poker tournaments to an entirely digital platform. Online poker platforms conducted several high budget tournaments with GTDs in crores. Today we are looking at players that bagged top spots and won several tournaments. Fans of Damian Salas and Pulkit Goyal would love to thank their favourite players for their respective wins. Readers might feel why did we select this day? According to ‘Days of the year’ it is ‘Thank you note day’ today, and hence we would like to take you through the wins of these much loved poker players.
A poker player from Argentina, Damian Salas won the international leg of the WSOP 2020 hybrid version. Salas defeated Brazil’s Brunno Botteon and claimed the prize of $1,550,969. This proud achiever made his way through 674 entries and finally took the exciting prize home. Throughout the final table, Salas kept the Argentinian flag flashing to the world. Talking about the game and defeating Botteon, Salas mentioned that he was very confident about the game. Now we know why this player was beaming with pride and played with such zeal.
— bichi (@Bichifuz) August 7, 2017
— Marcelo Linares (@M9Poker) December 18, 2020
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Pulkit was declared the winner in the 2020 GGPoker World Series Of Poker International Circuit just a few days ago. Among the 1,041 entries that came in, Pulkit made it to the top and took home $82,052. Prior to this victory, Goyal has several other remarkable wins too. In early 2020, he cashed in at five WSOP tournaments, including three at the Rozadov and two at GGPoker’s WSOP Online Bracelet Events.
Goyal’s achievement stands out as he is following what fellow Indian players Kartik Ved, Aditya Sushant, Nikita Luther, and Nipun Java achieved. All these players have won the WSOP bracelet at least once.
The recent victories of Salas and Goyal have left a remarkable impression on the Indian and International poker communities. To read more about poker players and their achievements, keep reading GutshotMagazine.com.
Manthra Koliyer is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She has an affinity for seeing the world through people’s eyes. With a bubbly fun personality, you can always catch her chatting with anyone she comes across. Holding an English Literature degree from Wilson College, Mumbai, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Asian College of Journalism, this pop culture fanatic is ready to take on the world with a pen, paper, and microphone. She also actively works on her personal blog called namasteyconvict.blogspot.com, where for a moment she lets you into her drama-filled world.
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