Popular YouTube poker vlogger picks up his first bracelet

Posted on: July 28, 2020 11:32 PDT

Ethan Yau takes down the $500 NLHE Grand Finale at the WSOP Online Series

More bracelets are being awarded to the talented poker players who are good enough to win one of the 85 offered across the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Series. Another poker vlogger has acquired his first-ever gold bracelet and he did so in front of his 20,700 followers who were connected watching his action live. Event #26, the $500 No-Limit Hold’em Grand Finale, had low-stakes poker vlogger Ethan Yau beat out a field of 1,677 unique players for the big prize.

Out of those 1,677 players, 875 of them rebought an entry to the event to make a total of 2,501 entries that generated a total prize pool of $1,125,900 - Yau took home the first-place prize of $164,494 on top of the coveted bracelet. Out of the total entries paid, the event distributed the money only to the top 371 players. One of those players who finished in the money, although far from the final table was Daniel Negreanu - he finished 92nd and cashed out $1,576, which wasn't a great accomplishment, but he has registered seven consecutive cashes in the series. He now has 15 overall, for a new record that was held before by Ryan Laplante, who had 14 cashes.

Yau, on the other hand, seems like a humble player who identifies himself as a "losing" $1-$3 No-Limit Hold’em cash game player. However, he decided to stream his action on the WSOP Online Series action live on his YouTube channel, which ended with a great surprise to his followers. Before this massive win, Yau had only two cashes from small live tournaments listed on his Hendon Mob resume for a total of $2,800.