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Andre Butler (cover image) is the latest winner to emerge at the 2022 Stairway To Millions at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. The American MTT reg made his way past a stacked 42-player field in Event #8: $5,350 NLHE to win his second live tournament of the year, the $60,945 first-place cash prize, and a seat worth $15,800 in Event #10. The 2019 WSOP $1,000 NHLE champion Stephen Song finished runner-up for $35,850.
Butler has been a part of the poker circuit since 2012. He won a career-best $176,000 last year from a third-place finish in the $1,100 NLHE – Mini DeepStacks Championship. The PGT score his best this year and boosted his live tournament scorecard to $531,129, according to The Hendon Mob.
Stephen Song and Michael Wang, who finished runner-up and third in the event, won a seat each in Event #10: $15,800 NLHE as well, while the other in-the-money finishers, Adam Hendrix and Francis Anderson, got a free ride to Event #9: $10,400 NLHE.
The $5,350 buy-in Event #8 registered a starting field of 42 entrants, and the last five players standing got to share the $210,000 prize pool.
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Francis Anderson was the first final table casualty in fifth place and got burnt in a cooler with his pocket tens falling flat against Stephen Song’s pocket aces.
Not more than five minutes later, Adam Hendrix’s got sucked out by Song’s . Song made a full house on the river, dispatching Hendrix to the rail in fourth place.
Back-to-back title winner at the 2022 PGT Stairway to Millions, Michael Wang, came inches close to taking down his fourth PGT title. Wang was chip leading the final table but could only go as far as third place. He got it in good with against Andre Butler`s , but the latter made the winning two-pair. Wang had won two tickets to this event and successfully converted them into a $22,227 payday.
After 45 minutes of heads-up action between Andre Butler and Stephen Song, the winner was decided. The last hand of the tournament had Song limping in on the button, and Butler raised it to 115,000 from the big blind. Song deliberated for a moment before announcing all-in for 1,185,000, and Butler called.
The community cards opened , and Bulter came from behind to win the pot, taking down his maiden PGT title.
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