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Michael Wang Claims Victory in Stairway to Hundreds and thousands Tournament #5 ($219,300)

Jon Sofen

Michael Wang

Michael Wang earned one of many ideal wins of his life at the PokerGO Studio Monday afternoon. The poker pro shipped Stairway to Hundreds and thousands Tournament #5, a $15,800 purchase-in no-limit purchase’em match, for $219,300.

With the conclusion of Tournament #5, simplest two tournaments remain before the highly anticipated $102,000 purchase-in match that begins January 19 at Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

The sixth tournament of the gathering, which ticket $15,800 to enter, began Monday afternoon with 24 gamers. All seven who cashed in Tournament #5 obtained a free entry into the $25,100 purchase-in Tournament #6. Every step alongside the methodology to the six-figure finale awards an automatic entry into the following tournament. No participant made it from Step 1 the entire methodology through unscathed, nonetheless.

Stairway to Hundreds and thousands Tournament #5 Closing Table Results

Build Participant Prize
1 Michael Wang $219,300
2 Larry Greenberg $135,450
3 Bill Klein $90,300
4 Vikenty Shegal $64,500
5 Stephen Chidwick $51,600
6 Sean Wintry weather $41,150

Stairway to Hundreds and thousands Tournament #5 Closing Table Results

Wang entered the final desk within the $15okay with the chip lead, and he by no methodology lost that advantage against a fancy final desk that integrated excessive roller crushers Stephen Chidwick and Sean Wintry weather.

After taking away the first four gamers at the final desk — Wintry weather, Chidwick, Vikenty Shegal, after which Bill Klein — Wang chanced on himself heads-up with a huge chip lead (4-1) against Larry Greenberg.

Despite the incontrovertible fact that Wang used to be up astronomical, both gamers had adequate chips to play around with. Greenberg started heads-up play with around 25 astronomical blinds, masses to bound it up, however he may possibly no longer ever come up any ground. On the final hand, Greenberg shoved preflop with {k-Hearts}{10-Clubs} and used to be immediate known as by {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

No back came for the underdog hand when the board ran out {k-Clubs}{a-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}, and Greenberg used to be eradicated in 2nd build of dwelling ($135,450). The plump final desk results had been as follows:

Wang earned his first seize inside the PokerGO Studio and one of many ideal of his profession. His largest gain ever came in 2015 when he shipped his one and simplest World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet, a $466,120 gain in a $5,000 no-limit purchase’em tournament. He now has $3.5 million in lifetime dwell match cashes.

Stairway to Hundreds and thousands Schedule and Updated Results

Date Procure-In Scream Winner Prize Entries
Jan. 12 Tournament #1: $1,100 NLH $100,000 Daniel Sepiol $28,500 190
Jan. 13 Tournament #2: $2,150 NLH $100,000 Likelihood Kornuth $51,600 129
Jan. 14 Tournament #3: $4,200 NLH $100,000 Likelihood Kornuth $80,640 84
Jan. 15 Tournament #4: $8,400 NLH $200,000 Salim Admon $138,880 56
Jan. 16 Tournament #5: $15,800 NLH $300,000 Michael Wang $219,300 43
Jan. 17 $25,100 $500,000      
Jan. 18 $52,000 $500,000      
Jan. 19 $102,000 $1,200,000      

*Image courtesy of PokerGO.

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