Ethan Yau is one of the biggest names in poker vlogging, with more than 163,000 fans subscribed to his YouTube channel. Yau is known to those subscribers as ‘Rampage’. He lived up to that nickname when he knocked out four of his five opponents at the final table on his way to a runaway victory in the second event of the 2022 Poker Masters high roller festival, a $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament. He was awarded $197,600 as the champion.

This was Yau’s first-ever high roller poker tournament victory. It will join his rapidly expanding poker resume that already includes a World Series of Poker Online bracelet win and a main event title at the 2021 Mid-States Poker Tour Venetian stop. Yau’s lifetime earnings now exceed $960,000.

In addition to the title and the money, Yau also scored 420 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win. This was his third POY-qualified score of the year, having made two final tables with one other win during the WSOP Circuit stop at the Parkwest Bicycle Casino back in March. With 852 total points, Yau now sits inside the top 600 in the 2022 POY race, which is sponsored by Global Poker.

Yau also scored 198 PokerGO Tour points. This was his first qualifying result for that tour, which is focused on high-stakes events. These points were enough to move him into second place in the Poker Master Purple Jacket points race, trailing only event no. 1 winner Jeremy Ausmus. The series-end points leader will also earn a $50,000 bonus. 9th-place finisher Daniel Negreanu The 76-entry turnout in this event built a prize pool of $760,000 that was split up amongst the top 11 finishers. Plenty of big names made the money, but were unable to join Yau in lasting to day 2. Those included the current POY race leader Stephen CHidiwck (11th), recent World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Tampa main event winner Corey Wade (10th), six-time bracelet winner and 2021 PokerGo Cup winner Daniel Negreanu (9th), and the aforementioned Jeremy Ausmus (7th).

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