Jake Schindler has $288k win in Stairway to Millions Event #6

Jon Pill
Posted on: January 19, 2022 10:30 PST

We're approaching the final event in PokerGO's Stairway to Millions series, with Event #6: $25,500. The next two events (a $50k and a $100k) will round things off and bring the experiment to a close.

The series's gimmick is that (a) each tournament has roughly double the buy in of the previous tournament and (b) every time a player cashes, part of their win comes in the form of a ticket to the following event.

This makes for a fun opportunity. Players rolled for a $1k like Event #1, had a chance to run it up to play in a $100k. In practice, this hope ended with Event #4.

So far the series has seen several surprising stories with Chance Kornuth taking back to back wins in Events #2 and #3. Event #5 saw a surprise win for Michael Wang. And the

Jake Schindler wins another one

Jake Schindler won this event, earning $287,500 ($51,000 of which comes as a ticket to Event #7). To get there he had to beat a field of players that included the seven players who cashed in Event #5 and a string of big names.

Among the 25 entries who bought in were players like Erik Seidel, Stephen Chidwick, Jeremy Ausmus, Cary Katz, and Punnat Punsri.

At the end of Day 1 when the money bubble broke, Schindler had amassed a chip lead with four players left.

He had a tough final four to play that included Nick Petrangelo and Sean Winter. It was Petrangelo who held on long enough to take Schindler on heads up.

It was a pretty smooth path for Schindler. The cards ran his way and with the experience that comes from getting to a $28 million Hendon Mob page, it made for a pretty easy game.

“I think I made one mistake, with ace-ten," Schindler said in his post-game interview. "But other than that I think the hands were pretty straightforward. The cards played themselves for the most part. I didn’t have too many tough decisions.”

Mind you, when you're at the top of the game like Schindler, a "tough decision" means something quite different.

Petrangelo won $175,000 for his second place finish.

PokerGO News tweeted succinctly, "Jake Schindler wins Stairway To Millions Event #6 for $287,500."

PokerGO Tour Stairway to Millions Event #6: $25,500 complete final table results

Place Player Prize
1st Jake Schindler $287,500
2nd Nick Petrangelo $175,000
3rd Alex Foxen $100,000
4th Sean Winter $62,500
5th Vikenty Shegal Money Bubble
6th Chris Brewer N/A

Featured image source: PokerGO