Ethan Yau‘s WSOP.com screenname ‘RampageP‘ is an ode to his RampagePoker YouTube channel where he streams and vlogs throughout the year. On Sunday night, Yau lived up to that moniker needing just 99 minutes to lay waste to five of his final eight opponents on his way to victory in 2020 World Series of Poker Online Event #26 ($500 NLHE Grand Finale).
Yau streamed the final table action and gave his viewing audience a behind-the-scenes look at the win which paid him $164,493.99 and awarded him his first WSOP bracelet.
Yau got off to a hot start by sending two players out on one hand just ten minutes into the final table. Michael Guzzardi moved all in for 1,877,652 from UTG and Yau called from the cutoff before Joon Kim, making his second final table of the Series, re-shoved for 2,621,472 from the big blind. Yau called and tabled which put him behind the of Kim and of Guzzardi. The flop changed nothing but Yau picked up a flush draw on the turn and made that flush on the river to send both Guzzardi and Kim to the rail.
Five minutes later, Matt Iles moved all in for 716,847 with and Mohammad Mufti called from the big blind with . Mufti was ahead and found a flush draw on the flop. The turn gave Mufti top pair and all Iles could do was watch the river complete the board before collecting his seventh place payout.
On the button, Jason Scott moved all in for 2,065,965 and Blake Whittington re-raised all in for 2,992,388 from the small blind. Scott showed which put him behind Whittington’s . The flop gave Scott some hope but the turn and river gave Whittington a flush to eliminate Scott in sixth.
Five-handed play went on for 45 minutes before Yau earned another elimination. From UTG, Yau raised to 925,000 and David Kim called from the big blind. The flop came and Kim checked. Yau bet 2,350,000 and Kim called. Yau showed for bottom pair but Kim tabled for Broadway. Yau picked up a flush draw on the turn and completed it on the river to eliminate Kim in fifth place.
Yau continued on the elimination mission four minutes later. Whittington moved all from UTG for 3,109,664 with and Yau moved all in from the button with . The board ran out to ship the pot to Yau and eliminate Whittington in fourth.
Yau started three-handed play holding 75% of the chips in play. The two shorter stacks clashed a few minutes later to send the tournament to heads up. Mufti moved all in for 5,020,228 from the button, Yau folded his small blind before Brian Patrick called from the big blind. Patrick showed and was racing against the of Mufti. The flop gave Patrick top pair and Mufti wasn’t able to improve on the turn or river.
Yau had a 3-2 chip lead when heads up play began and it took only 10 minutes for Yau to cap off the win. Yau opened to 1,250,000 and Patrick moved all in for 11,293,588. Yau called and turned over and Patrick needed help with the . The flop gave Patrick extra outs as did the turn. The river however gave Yau an unneeded full house to eliminate Patrick as the runner up.
Final Table Payouts
- Ethan Yau – $164,494
- Brian Patrick – $101,669
- Mohammad Mufti – $74,647
- Blake Whittington – $55,282
- David Kim – $41,321
- Jason Scott – $31,075
- Matt Iles – $23,531
- Joon Kim – $18,014
- Michael Guzzardi – $13,961