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.
|PLACE||PLAYER||COUNTRY||PRIZE (IN USD)|
|1||Ethan Yau||United States||$197,600|
|2||Alex Foxen||United States||$144,400|
|3||Stephen Song||United States||$98,800|
|4||Michael Brinkenhoff||United States||$76,000|
|5||Dylan DeStefano||United States||$60,800|