Six players returned to the felt at the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Thursday, all vying for the title in Stairway To Millions Event #1: $1,100 NL Hold’em. After a brisk two hours of play, Daniel Sepiol emerged victorious to take home $28,500. Included in Sepiol’s first-place prize was a ticket to Stairway To Millions Event #2: $2,150 NL Hold’em, and he promptly jumped into that tournament to see if he could continue to run it up.
Stairway To Millions Event #1 Results
|1||Daniel Sepiol||United States||$28,500|
|2||Rich Dixon||United States||$19,000|
|3||Joseph Cheong||United States||$15,200|
|4||Justin Saliba||United States||$11,400|
|5||Qing Liu||United States||$9,500|
|6||Mehdi Anooshahr||United States||$7,600|
Sepiol entered the final day fourth in chips. He maneuvered his way to three-handed play against Joseph Cheong and Rich Dixon. Dixon had started the day as the chip leader. Sepiol first knocked out Cheong in third place, and then he mad quick work of Dixon to seal the deal. Dixon won $19,000 and Cheong won $15,200, with both of those payouts also including entry to Stairway To Millions Event #2: $2,150 NL Hold’em.
Earlier at the final table, Sepiol busted Justin Saliba in fourth place and Mehdi Anooshahr in sixth place. Qing Liu was eliminated in fifth place in between Saliba and Anooshahr, and he was eliminated by Cheong.
For more on Sepiol’s victory, check out the full recap posted on PGT.com.