Francis Anderson just misses back-to-back win at Stairway to Millions

Jon Pill
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Posted on: September 11, 2022 5:14 pm EDT

Francis Anderson took down one of the two $460 buy-in events at this month’s Stairway to Millions event.

Anderson took down the 93-entrant Stairway to Millions Event #1: $460. He followed this result up with a second-place finish in Stairway to Millions Event #2: $460.

This is the second edition of PokerGO’s STM after they debuted the format in January of this year. The rough idea remains the same this time around, though PokerGO has adjusted the schedule a bit.

The January edition started with a $1,000 buy-in event and roughly doubled the buy-ins for each subsequent event. Everyone who cashes an event gets part of their prize as a ticket to the next event.

This time around there are two tourneys at each of the first three levels. So there are two $460 buy-in events, two $900 buy-in events, and two $1,640 buy-in events. From there, the remaining 6 events return to the approximate doublings up to a $52,000 buy-in finale.

PokerGO’s Twitter team wrote, “Anderson topped the field of 93 entrants to take home $6,702 plus a ticket to the $1,640 step in this Stairway to Millions.”

2022 Stairway To Millions Event #1: $460 complete final table results

1Francis AndersonUnited States$6,702
2Wu ZhouUnited States$4,255
3Galystan KarapetUnited States$2,799
4Danny ChiUnited States$1,909
5Jerry DababnehUnited States$1,352
6Thomas HenryUnited States$996

John Yelaney wins Event #2

Anderson’s heads-up Nemesis in Event #2 was John Yelaney.

94 players entered the second event, making for similar payouts and structure. Despite this, Anderson was unable to repeat his result, with Yelaney converting a 3-1 chip disadvantage into a $6,417 first-place victory during heads up play.

Anderson won $4,071 for his second-place finish. That makes for a total of $10,773 over the two events on his outlay of $920.

The official PokerGo Twitter congratulations for Yelaney read, “Yelaney bested a field of 94 entrants and took home the first-place prize of $6,417 as well as a ticket to the $1,640 step in Event #5!”

Event # 3 is underway, and you can catch all the final tables for all 12 STM events on PokerGO.

2022 Stairway To Millions Event #2: $460 complete final table results

1stJohn YelaneyUnited States$6,417
2ndFrancis AndersonUnited States$4,071
3rdArsh GroverIndia$2,677
4thSamy DighlawiUnited States$1,826
5thVictor ShihUnited States$1,295
6thEdward JiangUnited States$956

Featured image: Francis Anderson wins Stairway To Millions #1. (photo credit: PokerGO)