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Daniel Sepiol Wins First Step on Stairway to Thousands and thousands Sequence

Jon Sofen

Dan Sepiol

Brad Owen, Probability Kornuth, and Joseph Cheong were fascinating about a of the tall name mavens who took a shot on the main level of the irregular PokerGO sequence, Stairway to Thousands and thousands, which kicked off Wednesday on the Aria poker web page in Las Vegas.

After two days of play and 190 entrants within the $1,100 bewitch-in no-limit lend a hand’em contest, Daniel Sepiol came out victorious on the final table Thursday, which aired on PokerGO. The champion defeated Successfully off Dixon heads-up for the title. Within the final hand, every gamers were all-in preflop with Sepiol maintaining a huge chip lead and {k-Spades}{7-Diamonds} up in opposition to {j-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}.

Each and each gamers watched the board proceed out {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{a-Spades}{3-Hearts}{5-Hearts}, striking an cease to the main ever Stairway to Thousands and thousands match. Dixon, who hails from Wyoming, got $19,000 for his efforts, whereas the champion took residence $28,500.

The sequence is a assorted one because it presents entrants an opportunity to head from a $1,100 bewitch-in, the entry price for the main match, correct into a $102,000 bewitch-in match on January 19 by continuing to money along the skill.

Stairway to Thousands and thousands has attracted some familiar faces and match crushers. World Sequence of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner and 2010 WSOP Main Tournament third-space finisher Joseph Cheong took third space on the Aria and got $15,200. Stan Jablonski took 15th ($3,800), Probability Kornuth completed in 16th space ($3,800), Shannon Shorr busted in 24th space ($3,800), and Brad Owen narrowly survived the bubble with a 28th space efficiency ($3,800). The closing table outcomes from the PokerGO circulation were as follows:

Stairway to Thousands and thousands Tournament #1 Last Table Results

Space Player Prize
1 Daniel Sepiol $28,500
2 Successfully off Dixon $19,000
3 Joseph Cheong $15,200
4 Justin Saliba $11,400
5 Qing Liu $9,500
6 Mehdi Anooshahr $7,600

Cash and Approach

The arrangement it in actuality works is every participant who cashes in every step receives a free entry into the following step. In Tournament #1, 28 gamers cashed, all of whom got a seat into the second match, a $2,150 bewitch-in no-limit lend a hand’em match that started Thursday afternoon. Other folk who income that one will be automatically entered into Friday’s $4,200 bewitch-in competition. The tubby sequence schedule is under:

Date Purchase-In Lisp
Jan. 12 $1,100 $100,000
Jan. 13 $2,150 $100,000
Jan. 14 $4,200 $100,000
Jan. 15 $8,400 $200,000
Jan. 16 $15,800 $300,000
Jan. 17 $25,100 $500,000
Jan. 18 $52,000 $500,000
Jan. 19 $102,000 $1,200,000

*Image courtesy of PokerGO.