Paul Zapulla, Michael Rocco and Andre Butler have won the last three events at the 2022 Stairway To Millions. The former even landed a career-high score in in Event #10: $15,800 No-Limit Hold’em by defeating poker tournament legends Adrian Mateos and Steve Sung.
Andre Butler Wins Stairway To Millions Event #8
Andre Butler became a Stairway To Millions champion on Friday when he finished atop the 42-entry field to win the $60,945 first place prize. Butler defeated Stephen Song in heads-up play at The Venetian.
In addition to the first place prize money that Butler won, he earned a $16,800 ticket to Event #10.
Stairway To Millions Event #8 Final Result and Payouts:
- 1st: Andre Butler – $60,945
- 2nd: Stephen Song – $35,850
- 3rd: Michael Wang – $22,227
- 4th: Adam Hendrix – $14,340
- 5th: Francis Anderson – $10,038
Adam Hendrix and Francis Anderson both earned a $10,400 seat in Event #9 by cashing in Event #8, and then the top three finishers won the right to skip that buy-in level in the series and advance right into Event #10: $16,800 No-Limit Hold’em.
Michael Rocco Ships Stairway To Millions Event #9
US tournament circuit regular Michael Rocco took down Stairway To Millions Event #9, a $10,400 No-Limit Hold’em, by defeating Adam Hendrix heads-up.
US poker pro Michael Rocco won Event #9 for $61,750 plus a $26,000 seat into Event #11. Rocco defeated Adam Hendrix in heads-up play, with Cary Katz finishing third.
Stairway To Millions Event #9 Final Results and Payouts:
|1st||Michael Rocco||United States||$61,750|
|2nd||Adam Hendrix||United States||$37,050|
|3rd||Cary Katz||United States||$24,700|
It wasn’t just Michael Rocco earning a $26,000 seat into Event #11 as actually all three players to make the money did.
Paul Zapulla lands career-high score in Event #10
Underdog Paul Zappulla has topped a very tough field in Event #10: $15,800 No-Limit Hold’em at the 2022 Stairway To Millions to land the biggest score of his poker career so far worth $124,500.
There were three places paid with a whopping min-cash of $80,400. US top pro Sam Soverel became bubble boy and the final three player Adrian Mateos. Stephen Song and Paul Zapulla were in the money.
Everybody was gunning for the staggering $124,500 first place prize and it was underdog Paul Zapulla, who prevailed against Spanish tournament legend Andrian Mateos and Stephen Song.
Zapulla was rewarded with a career-high $124,500 score and now made a name for himself in the international high roller scene.
Stairway To Millions Event #10 Final Table Results
|1st||Paul Zappulla||United States||$124,500|
|2nd||Stephen Song||United States||$95,100|
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