Ethan Yau Rampages His Way to WSOP Gold and $164,493

22-year old YouTube poker streamer Ethan RampageP Yau took down his first WSOP gold in event 26 of the 85-bracelet summer schedule, winning the $500 NLHE Grande Finale for $164,493.

By: Andrew Burnett

A total of 2502 entries came in, 825 rebuys among that number, with the prizepool set at $1,125,900 and 371 players making the money.

Among those finding themselves in the cash were multiple WSOP bracelet winners Jeff Madsen, Mike 'The Mouth' Matusow, Chris 'Jesus' Ferguson and Daniel Negreanu, the latter finishing highest of the elite bunch in 92nd spot for $1,576.

It would be Yau who would set the final table, and then runner-runner two of the shortest stacks in the same hand to swiftly reduce the remaining contenders…

♠ ♣ ♥ ♦

Ethan 'RampageP' Yau: A♦ 8♦
Joon 'jykpoker' Kim: K♦ A♥
Michael 'Mike91680' Guzzardi: K♥ K♣
Board: 10♣ 9d 5♣
Turn: 4♦
River: Q♦

Yau’s run of good fortune continued apace, disposing of David Kim in 5th with a familiar runout after the chips went in on the flop…

Ethan 'RampageP' Yau: Q♦ J♠
David 'reallytight' Kim: Q♣ 10♦
Flop: K♦ A♦ J♥
Turn: 3♦
River: 4♦

Yau’s pocket aces took care of Blake Whittington and when Brian Patrick toppled Mohammad Mufti, the pair were heads-up, huge money on the line and a gold bracelet to fight for.

The winning hand was a classic race, Patrick at risk and needing to improve…

Ethan 'RampageP' Yau: 4♥ 4♦
Brian 'LakersGTD' Patrick: A♣ 8♠
Flop: Q♥ 7♠ 7♦
Turn: 6♥
River: 7♥

…but Yau held and lifted by far the biggest poker prize of his life, $164,494 to go with the coveted jewellery, with Patrick having to settle for $101,669 as runner-up.

Final results:

1 Ethan RampageP Yau $164,494
2 Brian LakersGTD Patrick $101,669
3 Mohammad Tmomoney Mufti $74,647
4 Blake shampainpopn Whittington $55,282
5 David reallytight Kim $41,321
6 Jason TATTOOMONEY Scott $31,075
7 Matt OMG_Obama Iles $23,531
8 Joon jykpoker Kim $18,014
9 Michael Mike91680 Guzzardi $13,961


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