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Ethan "RampageP" Yau Wins 2020 WSOP Online Event #26: Grande Final ($164,494)

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

PlacePlayerPrize
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.

Blake Whittington
Blake Whittington

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.

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.

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2020 Online WSOP Bracelet Winners

7/1/20Event #1: $500 NLH Kick-Off1,715$771,750Jonathan "Art.Vandelay" Dokler$130,425.75
7/2/20Event #2: $1,000 NLH Deepstack 8-Max919$873,050Louis "PokeThese" Lynch$168,586
7/3/20Event #3: $400 NLH2,091$752,760Robert "bustinballs" Kuhn$115,850
7/4/20Event #4: $500 NLH Super Turbo1,179$530,550Matt "Bodeyster" Bode$97,091
7/5/20Event #5: $1,000 NLH Freezeout854$811,300Allen "Acnyc718" Chang$161,286
7/6/20Event #6: $600 PLO8 6-Handed883$449,820Nathan "surfbum" Gamble$89,424
7/6/20Event #7: $800 NLH Knockout Deepstack989$731,660Joon “jykpoker” Kim$103,127
7/8/20Event #8: $500 NLH Freezeout1,479$665,550Alan "GladiusIII" Goehring$119,400
7/9/20Event #9: $1,000 NLH 6-Max1,026$974,700Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen$188,214
7/10/20Event #10: $600 NLH MonsterStack2,074$1,119,960Ryan "Im.Sorry" Torgerson$172,361
7/11/20Event #11: $500 NLH Turbo Deepstack 6-Max1,691$760,950Raman “Acrogum” Afanasenka$128,601
7/12/20Event #12: $500 The BIG 500 No-Limit Hold'em2,427$1,092,150Ryan "joeyisamush" Depaulo$159,563
7/13/20Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Freezeout649$924,825Michael “miguelfiesta” Lech$164,249
7/14/20Event #14: $3,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller496$1,507,840Joe "fanofdapoker" McKeehen$352,985
7/15/20Event #15: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha663$629,850Guy "PhilLaak" Dunlap$133,780
7/16/20Event #16: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo1,528$687,600Terrell “Heezahustla” Cheatham$116,204
7/17/20Event #17: $777 No-Limit Hold'em1,382$967,400Pat "IchiiKawawa" Lyons$173,551
7/18/20Event #18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo DeepStack987$937,650Scott "BudLightLime" Hempel$181,060
7/19/20Event #19: $400 No-Limit Hold'em2,545$916,200Kenny "Chopuh" Huynh$133,857
7/20/20Event #20: $500 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed1,137$511,650Kevin "therealkg" Gerhart$97,572
7/21/20Event #21: $777 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed1,361$952,700Tony "Panoramic" Dunst$168,342
7/22/20Event #22: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack1,579$710,550Allan “Treeoflife” Cheung$120,083
7/23/20Event #23: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Knockout1,452$667,920Raymond “avant9201” Avant$93,776
7/24/20Event #24: $400 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed2,408$866,880Nick “samadhi” Binger$133,413
7/25/20Event #25: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Summer Saver2,155 Nicholas “mrfinalt” Kiley$149,245
7/26/20Event #26: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Grande Finale2,502$1,125,900Ethan "RampageP" Yau$164,494

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