Upeshka De Silva has reportedly been butterfingers from the 2020 WSOP Main Accident afterward a absolute COVID-19 test, aloof hours afore the final table was due to get underway.
The adventure bankrupt backward Sunday night, afterwards backstab Global Poker Award champ Joey Ingram tweeted that De Silva had activated absolute and had accordingly been disqualified.
According to WSOP rules, any amateur who tests absolute for COVID-19 above-mentioned to the alpha of the final table comedy will be butterfingers and accept the minimum final table payout.
There has been no official account from the WSOP back the adventure broke.
If his awkwardness is accepted by the WSOP, De Silva will airing abroad with the minimum final table payout of $98,813, with Harrison Dobin automatically laddering one place.
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De Silva explained added about the bearings in a alternation of aftereffect tweets, with the three-time bracelet-winner answer that he had been quarantining back Dec. 10 but ultimately activated absolute on Dec. 20.
The afterward day, he anon accomplished out to WSOP Vice President Jack Effel (pictured). The two discussed the situation, and Effel asked De Silva whether he had activated himself that day. De Silva had not, arch Effel to say that he’d see De Silva on Sunday, Dec. 27 for the compulsatory final table tests.
De Silva said that he acquainted “very scared” and was afraid about activity accessible with the situation. Although testing abrogating on Saturday, Dec. 26, a absolute aftereffect at the official analysis the afterward day led to his credible disqualification.
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Although Ingram himself came up with a set of accessible options, including apathetic the event, arena it online, or alignment an ICM payout it would be absurd if any of these options came to fruition.
China’s Peiyuan Sun was butterfingers from the International WSOP Main Event, afterwards opting not to biking for the final table, and accustomed the minimum final table payout. Although his awkwardness was not due to a absolute test, that would arise to be the antecedent for any awkwardness occurring at the final table in Las Vegas.
Coincidentally, both Sun and De Silva started their corresponding final tables eighth in chips.
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