The international leg of the 2020 World Series of Poker Main Event has reached its final table and that takes place at the King’s Resort in Rozvadov, Czech Republic on December 16. PokerNews is previewing each of the nine lucky finalists. Yesterday, we wrote about the three shortest stacks, and today, we’ll give those in the middle of the pack a closer look.
Marco “fullbabyfull” Streda – Liechenstein – 4,232,560 (21 big blinds)
Coming in at fourth place with 4,232,560 in chips (21.2 BB) is Marco “fullbabyfull” Streda who’s representing the small principality of Liechenstein, located in the heart of the beautiful Alps. While there’s no information on Streda to be found on The Hendon Mob, the Smart HUD on GGPoker reveals he’s certainly no one-hit-wonder with $88,775 in lifetime winnings on the site.
Streda has a girlfriend, as well as a dog named “Spidy”, and loves to go out with the two of them to explore the countryside. He’s also a massive tennis enthusiast, a sport he’s played for over 25 years. Admittedly, he’s not as good as Roger Federer, but he finds himself in prime position to become a world champion of his own in his favorite card game.
What happens if Streda ultimately is the one to win poker’s most-coveted prize? “It would for sure be absolutely crazy, but life is going on. Maybe I would reduce my workload a little bit,” he said, but quickly added that he likes his job.
Hannes “BlackFortuna” Speiser – Austria – 3,515,744 (18 big blinds)
Austria’s Hannes “BlackFortuna” Speiser is one of the more notable players at the final table and sits in the middle of the pack with a little over 3.5m in chips to work with. Speiser has opted out of The Hendon Mob, but there’s plenty of record of him crushing on GGPoker already as his lifetime winnings of $137.244 reveal. Recently, Speiser made a big online score but he’ll eclipse that score by his performance in the Main Event.
While not on the grind, Speiser loves to spend time with his friends and family. He’s a boxing aficionado and also loves to play football off the felt. Winnings the big one would mean a lot for the young Austrian. “It’s every poker player’s dream to compete with the best players for the biggest price pools. The WSOP Main Event is probably one of the most prestigious events of the year,” Speiser said.
Dominykas “MickeyMouse” Mikolaitis – Lithuania – 3,165,440 (16 big blinds)
In sixth place sits Dominykas “MickeyMouse” Mikolaitis, who will be the final table representative for the strong poker country of Lithuania. To make it three for three, Mikolaitis is also not findable on The Hendon Mob but is boasting a very strong $219.851 in lifetime cashes under his Disney-alias on GGPoker.
Even before ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ turned chess into a hype, the sporty Mikolaitis was already drawn to the noble game. He realizes there’s life-altering money up top for whoever walks away the champ. “This type of winnings lock you for life. I guess, with right decisions, you don’t need to think about living costs your whole life,” he explained.
“So, I’m really excited for it!”
2020 GGPoker WSOP $10,000 Main Event Final Table
|Position||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||Manuel “robocup” Ruivo||Portugal||6,213,759||31|
|4||Marco “fullbabyfull” Streda||Liechtenstein||4,232,560||21|
|5||Hannes “BlackFortuna” Speiser||Austria||3,515,744||18|
|6||Dominykas “MickeyMouse” Mikolaitis||Lithuania||3,165,440||16|
|7||Ramon “Ritza” Miquel Munoz||Spain||3,035,940||15|
|9||Stoyan “UncleToni” Obreshkov||Bulgaria||2,119,610||11|
*Peiyuan “fish3098” Sun, eight in chips, has opted out of traveling and will finish in ninth place as per the terms and conditions of the event.
2020 GGPoker WSOP $10,000 Main Event Payouts
|Place||Player||Country||Prize Money (USD)|
|9||Peiyuan “fish3098” Sun||China||$75,360|
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