2021 WSOP Online
Event #26: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Grande Finale

Event Info

Prize Pool $1,125,900
Players 2502

Level Info

Level 44
Blinds 200,000 / 400,000
Ante 50,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 2502
Event #26: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Grande Finale
Day 1 Completed

Ethan "RampageP" Yau Streams Victory on Way to 2020 WSOP Online Event #26: Grande Final Bracelet ($164,494)

Chad_Holloway • Level 44: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
Ethan "RampageP" Yau
Ethan "RampageP" Yau

On Sunday night, the 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #26: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Grande Finale attracted 1,677 players who rebought 825 times. The 2,502-entry field meant a $1,125,900 prize pool was created, and after 12 hours of play it was 22-year-old Ethan "RampageP" Yau capturing the bracelet and $164,493.99 first-place prize.

Yau, who streamed the victory on YouTube to thousands of viewers under his Rampage Poker moniker, is a self-described $1-$3 no-limit hold’em player who often loses. According to HendonMob, he has just $2,180 in tournament earnings from a pair of small cashes at Encore Boston Harbor.

While he may not be the most experienced player, he can now say he’s a World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner in his first-ever WSOP-related cash. Yau was slated to check out of his New Jersey AirBnB five hours, but one of the first things he did after the victory was send a message asking for a one-day extension. He also wondered how he was going to break the news to his mother, who he didn't inform about his trip to New Jersey in order to play the WSOP online series.

"That you guys. My phone is blowing up," Yau said before closing his stream. "Thank you so much for watching."

2020 WSOP Online Event #26 Final Table Results

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

After “WinCiry” bubbled the tournament in 372nd place the march to the final table began. Among those to make deep runs but come up short were Nick “samadhi” Binger (214th - $1,013.31), Chris “Robotbob47” Moorman (153rd - $1,351.08), Guy “PhilLaak” Dunlap (118th - $1,463.67), Daniel “DNegs” Negreanu (92nd - $1,576.26), Eric “circleball” Baldwin (68th - $2,026.62), Mark “Pegasus” Smith (39th - $3,490.29), and Brandon “Horus” Eisen (11th - $10,921.23).

Mohammad “Tmomoney” Mufti began the final table as the chip leader with Yau hot on his heels. Before too long, Yau vaulted into the lead after scoring a double elimination when his ace-eight suited hit a runner-runner flush all in preflop against Michael “Mike91680” Guzzardi and Event #7 champ Joon “jykpoker” Kim, who had kings and ace-king respectively.

Mufti then earned a knockout of his own when his ace-four held against the king-queen of Matt “OMG_Obama” Iles, who bowed out in seventh place. Following him out the door was Jason “TATTOOMONEY” Scott, who shoved the button with eight-six only to run into Blake “shampainpopn” Whittington’s pocket tens.

Blake Whittington
Blake Whittington

Five-handed play lasted for a while beforeDavid “reallytight” Kim flopped a straight and got it in only to see Yau runner-runner a diamond flush. Whittington then ran jack-ten suited smack dab into Yau’s pocket aces to fall in fourth, while Brian “LakersGTD” Patrick won a flip with ace-queen against Mufti’s nines to send the latter out in third.

Yau began heads-up play with 22.8 million to Patrick’s 14.5 million, and it didn’t take long before the two flipped for it. Patrick had ace-eight, Yau two reds fours, and the board ran out clean to eliminate Patrick in second place and send the bracelet to Yau.

The next tournament on the schedule – Event #27: $400 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout – will take place at 3 p.m. PDT on Monday. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will once again be reporting all the action, so be sure to tune in then to see who captures the next 2020 WSOP bracelet!

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Brian "LakersGTD" Patrick Eliminated in 2nd Place ($101,668.77)

AnthonyThompson • Level 44: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

Ethan "RampageP" Yau raised to 1,250,000 and then called Brian "LakersGTD" Patrick's 11,293,588 three-bet jam.

Ethan "RampageP" Yau: {4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}
Brian "LakersGTD" Patrick: {a-Clubs}{8-Spades}

Yau was in the lead with his made hand but the {q-Hearts}{7-Spades}{7-Diamonds} flop gave him a sweat.

The {6-Hearts} turn was a bad card for Yau as Patrick could win with any ace, queen, eight or six.

Unfortunately for Patrick, the {7-Hearts} completed the board ending his tournament runner-up.

Ethan "RampageP" Yau
37,530,000 10,643,588
Brian "LakersGTD" Patrick

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Heads Up Chip Counts

AnthonyThompson • Level 44: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
Ethan "RampageP" Yau
26,886,412 4,086,412
Brian "LakersGTD" Patrick
10,643,588 -3,856,412

Mohammad "Tmomoney" Mufti Eliminated in 3rd Place ($74,647.17)

Chad_Holloway • Level 44: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

Mohammad "Tmomoney" Mufti moved all in for 5,020,228 from the button and Brian "LakersGTD" Patrick called from the big blind.

Mohammad "Tmomoney" Mufti: {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}
Brian "LakersGTD" Patrick: {q-Spades}{a-Spades}

It was a big flip but not after the flop came down {a-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} to pair Patrick. Neither the {k-Hearts} turn nor {j-Diamonds} river helped Mufti and his run came to an end in third place.

Ethan "RampageP" Yau
22,800,000 -4,898,092
Brian "LakersGTD" Patrick
14,500,000 10,319,160
Mohammad "Tmomoney" Mufti
us Busted

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Blake "shampainpopn" Whittington Eliminated in 4th Place ($55,281.69)

Chad_Holloway • Level 44: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante
Blake Whittington
Blake Whittington

Blake "shampainpopn" Whittington moved all in for 3,109,664 under the gun and Ethan "RampageP" Yau three-bet jammed from the button, which scared off the blinds.

Ethan "RampageP" Yau: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}
Blake "shampainpopn" Whittington: {j-Hearts}{10-Hearts}

Whittington was in dire straits but the {9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} flop did give him a gutshot straight draw. Unfortunately for the accomplished circuit grinder, both the {2-Clubs} turn and {5-Diamonds} bricked and his tournament came to an end.

Ethan "RampageP" Yau
27,698,092 5,360,076
Blake "shampainpopn" Whittington
us Busted

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David "reallytight" Kim Eliminated in 5th Place ($41,320.53)

AnthonyThompson • Level 44: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

Ethan "RampageP" Yau opened under the gun for 925,000 and David "reallytight" Kim defended his big blind to see a {k-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} flop.

Kim checked and then called off his 1,328,016 after Yau fired out 2,350,000.

David "reallytight" Kim: {q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Ethan "RampageP" Yau: {q-Diamonds}{j-Spades}

Kim flopped the goods but the running {3-Diamonds} turn and the {4-Diamonds} river gave Yau the better flush sending Kim home in fifth place.

Ethan "RampageP" Yau
22,338,016 4,347,604
David "reallytight" Kim
us Busted

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Whittington Doubles Through Mufti

Chad_Holloway • Level 43: 160,000-320,000, 40,000 ante

Action folded to Mohammad "Tmomoney" Mufti in the small blind and he moved all in to put the pressure on Blake "shampainpopn" Whittington, who called off from the big for 3,470,252.

Mohammad "Tmomoney" Mufti: {j-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}
Blake "shampainpopn" Whittington: {k-Clubs}{j-Spades}

Whittington was best and shipped the double after the board ran out {7-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{5-Clubs}.

Blake "shampainpopn" Whittington
us 7,190,504 5,524,872
Mohammad "Tmomoney" Mufti
us 6,770,228 -5,045,252