This is a discussion on The 2020 WSOP final table is delayed due to Covid tests and travel within the online poker forums, in the Poker News and Events section; First, there is the news that Upeshka Silva is not allowed to participate at the WSOP final table due to a Covid-19 positive test. He
The 2020 WSOP final table is delayed due to Covid tests and travel
First, there is the news that Upeshka Silva is not allowed to participate at the WSOP final table due to a Covid-19 positive test. He will receive $98, 813 and not be dealt a single hand at the final table. The rules were outlined in the WSOP guidelines well before the tournament began.
Then we have Damian Salas of Argentina, being held back due to authentication of Covid-19 tests before entering the USA. Therefore, the WSOP has decided to delay the start of the final table from December 30, 2020 to January 2, 2021 to accommodate Damian.
Today I read in an article where the player Upeshka De Silva, was disqualified from the main event of the WSOP.com It must be a horrible feeling to have to leave the tournament that way, although the tournament organization makes it clear that any player tested positive for the covid-19 before the final table would be disqualified. "This whole experience has been an absolute disaster," De Silva wrote on Twitter. "I know I'm running out of options, but I want to at least spread the story about how they handled it and the protocols that were used." I hope he has a speedy recovery, health first, God bless him...
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Considering the number of false positives and false negatives that happen with these tests, it is not surprising this happened. (This is not some reading of odd news, this comes from several medical people frustrated by it all.) They should have planned this better and not had this wild format that has been a pain from the beginning of it all.
I hope he can be played without problems. From Argentina We´ll be making force for Damian (pampa27) Salas.
He's a great player, a great person and very professional.
It´s important to note that he plays the final table of the WSOP 2017 and must get even with all the bad cards that were played and of these 5 that left him out on the river.
I think it's really unfortunate for upeshka de silva. Personally, I find there should have been more flexibility regarding covid tests.It should have been delayed untill everybody was able to play. Or they could have held it online. It' s just not fair for upeska.It is being delayed anyway because damian salas can't make it. It' s unfair to delay it for some players and not for others.