Michael Wang Wins Stairway To Hundreds of thousands Tournament #5, Strikes To Most sensible of PGT Leaderboard

Michael Wang wins 2022 Stairway To Hundreds of thousands Tournament #5 for $219,300. Wang crowned the sector of 43 entries to take the name, and together with his prize got here an access into Stairway To Hundreds of thousands Tournament #6: $26,000 NL Grasp’em.

Wang isn’t any stranger to the poker scene. He’s been within the business for greater than a decade and entered this tournament with just about $3,300,000 in are living event income, with cashes relationship again to 2009. Wang has loved quite a lot of good fortune in poker, together with a WSOP gold bracelet win in 2015, however this victory was once his first within the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas.

“I’m feeling in point of fact just right, clearly,” Wang mentioned with a large smile on his face. “It’s in point of fact just right to be in an tournament the place it’s so neatly run. The studio is astounding. It’s my first collection taking part in right here and I will be able to see why all the most sensible high-stakes avid gamers love taking part in right here. From begin to end, it’s been an excellent enjoy. Each and every little element that I will be able to call to mind, I simply can’t call to mind any room for growth. It’s an excellent venue, it’s an excellent collection, it’s an excellent structure – a in point of fact fascinating thought. I’m in point of fact happy I ran neatly to begin my collection. I haven’t been taking part in too many excessive rollers, however I’m beginning to get my ft rainy a bit of bit and it’s just right not to straight away be caught 50 buy-ins.”

Stairway To Hundreds of thousands Tournament #5 Effects

Position Participant Nation Prize
1 Michael Wang United States $219,300
2 Larry Greenberg United States $135,450
3 Invoice Klein United States $90,300
4 Vikenty Shegal United States $64,500
5 Stephen Chidwick United Kingdom $51,600
6 Sean Wintry weather United States $45,150

There have been 43 entries in Stairway To Hundreds of thousands Tournament #5: $15,800 NL Grasp’em, making a $645,000 prize pool. The highest seven finishers made the cash. Busting in 7th position for $38,700 was once David Coleman.

Right here’s How Wang Received Tournament #5

Michael Wang’s stack noticed a pleasant spice up when he doubled thru Justin Saliba in Degree 7 on Day 1. He persisted to chip up from there after which clashed with Michael Lang in Degree 9. At the river of a king-six-six-queen-ace board with 3 diamonds, Lang had an ace-high flush however bumped into Wang’s complete area with queens over sixes.

After Steve Zolotow went out in tenth position by the hands of Stephen Chidwick, the general 9 avid gamers blended to 1 desk with Wang within the lead. Wang then eradicated Anuj Agarwal in 9th position to position the event at the cash bubble. Then, Jeremy Ausmus busted to Chidwick in 8th position to position the avid gamers within the cash.

Chidwick additionally eradicated David Coleman in 7th position, prompting the tip of play for Day 1. Wang completed Day 1 with 1,465,000 in chips and was once the chip chief getting into Monday’s Day 2.

On Monday, Wang eradicated Sean Wintry weather in 6th position to get the knockouts began.  He then busted Chidwick in 5th position and Vikenty Shegal in fourth position to take an excellent greater chip lead into three-handed play. Wang prolonged his lead over Larry Greenberg and Invoice Klein ahead of Greenberg and Klein were given their two stacks in towards one any other. Klein had shoved the button for 550,000 with the blinds at 20,000-40,000 with a 40,000 large blind ante and Greenberg known as all in for rather less from the large blind. Klein had king-five of diamonds towards Greenberg’s ace-ten. That left Klein very brief. Despite the fact that he doubled up a few instances, Klein was once eradicated by way of Wang in a while thereafter.

The event got here all the way down to Wang as opposed to Greenberg in heads-up play. Wang had 4,350,000 in chips to begin towards Greenberg’s 1,030,000. The 2 traded some small pots backward and forward ahead of the general hand went down.

With the blinds nonetheless at 20,000-40,000 with a 40,000 large blind ante, Wang raised at the button to 100,000 with ace-ten of diamonds. Greenberg moved all in from the large blind for 860,000 with king-ten. Wang briefly known as to turn Greenberg that he was once ruled. An ace-king-four flop stored Wang in entrance and driven Greenberg nearer to the go out. The flip and river had been each queens to safe the victory for Wang.

Now not handiest did Wang win Stairway To Hundreds of thousands Tournament #5, however the victory driven him to the highest of the 2022 PGT leaderboard. This tournament was once the primary of the Stairway To Hundreds of thousands collection that certified for PGT leaderboard issues. It’s handiest the primary month of the PGT’s new season, so there’s an extended option to move, however we might be seeing the early basis of a breakout yr for Wang at the high-roller scene. Wang now has 354 issues at the PGT leaderboard. He’s cashed two times this season, with a second-place end in a Venetian Top Curler as his different consequence so far.

“No less than the $25K needless to say, since I’m already registered for that,” Wang mentioned of what’s subsequent. “It is helping to have a bit of little bit of good fortune, no longer just for the bankroll however for self assurance. I think like I did OK. Clearly, I were given very lucky in my run-outs and my hollow playing cards, however I believe that extra excessive rollers are at the horizon.”

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2022 Stairway To Hundreds of thousands Time table

Date Tournament Purchase-In Rate (On-Time) Rate (Overdue/Reentry) Beginning Stack Ensure
Jan. 12 Stairway To Hundreds of thousands #1 $1,000 $100 $100 100,000 $100,000
Jan. 13 Stairway To Hundreds of thousands #2 $2,000 $150 $150 100,000 $100,000
Jan. 14 Stairway To Hundreds of thousands #3 $4,000 $100 $200 100,000 $100,000
Jan. 15 Stairway To Hundreds of thousands #4 $8,000 $200 $400 100,000 $200,000
Jan. 16 Stairway To Hundreds of thousands #5 $15,000 $400 $800 125,000 $300,000
Jan. 17 Stairway To Hundreds of thousands #6 $25,000 $500 $1,000 125,000 $500,000
Jan. 18 Stairway To Hundreds of thousands #7 $50,000 $1,000 $2,000 150,000 $500,000
Jan. 19 Stairway To Hundreds of thousands #8 $100,000 $1,000 $3,000 200,000 $1,200,000

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Author: Bradley Watson