Escalator Series

Escalator VII Series Schedule

5 PRIMARY EVENTS – $1,500,000 IN GUARANTEES!!!
DateTimeBuy-InTournamentStructure
$150Event #1 - $100,000 GUARANTEED
Wednesday, February 8, 202311:00 AMFlight AComing Soon
Wednesday, February 8, 20236:00 PMFlight BComing Soon
Thursday, February 9, 202311:00 AMFlight CComing Soon
Thursday, February 9, 20236:00 PMFlight DComing Soon
Friday, February 10, 202311:00 AMFlight EComing Soon
Friday, February 10, 20236:00 PMFlight FComing Soon
Saturday, February 11, 20231:00 PM--Event #1 - Day 2Coming Soon
$250Event #2 - $200,000 GUARANTEED
Wednesday, February 15, 202311:00 AMFlight AComing Soon
Wednesday, February 15, 20236:00 PMFlight BComing Soon
Thursday, February 16, 202311:00 AMFlight CComing Soon
Thursday, February 16, 20236:00 PMFlight DComing Soon
Friday, February 17, 202311:00 AMFlight EComing Soon
Saturday, February 18, 202311:00 AMFlight FComing Soon
Sunday, February 19, 202312:00 PM--Event #2 - Day 2Coming Soon
$400Event #3 - $300,000 GUARANTEED
Wednesday, February 22, 202311:00 AMFlight AComing Soon
Wednesday, February 22, 20236:00 PMFlight BComing Soon
Thursday, February 23, 202311:00 AMFlight CComing Soon
Thursday, February 23, 20236:00 PMFlight DComing Soon
Friday, February 24, 202311:00 AMFlight EComing Soon
Saturday, February 25, 202311:00 AMFlight FComing Soon
Sunday, February 26, 202312:00 PM--Event #3 - Day 2Coming Soon
$600Event #4 - $400,000 GUARANTEEDComing Soon
Wednesday, March 1, 202311:00 AMFlight AComing Soon
Wednesday, March 1, 20236:00 PMFlight BComing Soon
Thursday, March 2, 202311:00 AMFlight CComing Soon
Thursday, March 2, 20236:00 PMFlight DComing Soon
Friday, March 3, 202311:00 AMFlight EComing Soon
Saturday, March 4, 202311:00 AMFlight FComing Soon
Sunday, March 5, 202312:00 PM--Event #4 - Day 2Coming Soon
$1,700 Event #5 - $500,000 GUARANTEED
Thursday, March 9, 202311:00 AMDay 1AComing Soon
Friday, March 10, 202311:00 AMDay 1BComing Soon
Saturday, March 11, 202311:00 AMDay 1CComing Soon
Sunday, March 12, 202312:00 PM--Event #5 - Day 2Coming Soon
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Mike Chiappetta Wins Event 4 of the 2022 Escalator VI Series in Three-Way Deal

2022 Escalator VI Series
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
Event 4
$600 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$400,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 1,129
Prize Pool:  $592,725
March 2-6, 2022

2022 Escalator VI Series Event 4 Champion Mike Chiappetta

Event 4 of the 2022 Escalator VI Series was a $600 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry). A field of 1,129 entries generated a prize pool of $592,725, breezing past the $400,000 guarantee.

A three-way deal was reached at the final table and as the chip leader, Mike Chiappetta was the official winner, earning $82,449 for his showing.

This result marks Chiappetta’s largest career score, surpassing his $53,900 payday from Event 31 at the 2022 Lucky Hearts Poker Open.

“I’ve been studying a little more,” Chiappetta said afterward. “Going over certain spots, putting my opponents on ranges, board textures, just taking advantage of good spots.”

The victory puts Chiappetta past the $500K mark in career tournament winnings according to the Hendon Mob poker database.

Chiappetta was the Flight B chip leader and came into Day 2 sitting third in chips overall of the remaining 143 players. By the time the final table was reached, Chiappetta was in the middle of the pack. However, he found a rush and took a comfortable chip lead with six players left. He continued to chip up and eventually, the deal was reached.

“I had stopped playing for a little while, and this year I decided I’d play more. The feel is there and it’s been working out.”

PlaceFirst NameLast NameCitySTPrize Amount
1MikeChiappettaBoca RatonFL$82,449*
2PhilippeSoukiMiamiFL$71,547*
3WilliamSchraftNew YorkNY$57,214*
4JosephDursoHollywoodFL$33,590
5RichardLegerLighthouse PointFL$25,380
6JustinDatloffBoca RatonFL$20,520
7RonaldCampilloPlantationFL$16,950
8AlonYehudaiMiamiFL$13,435
9JosephMcCrayLas VegasNV$9,965
10JamesReynoldsLeominsterMA$9,965
11Ya YunLiuBeijing$7,655
12AnthonyAskeyRichmondVA$7,655
13MichaelElkinMargateFL$6,000
14DavidHallBirminghamAL$6,000
15RonnieTateFort LauderdaleFL$6,000
16AndrewDavidsonKey WestFL$4,875
17AlejandroFunesCoral GablesFL$4,875
18AdamMammonMill Hill$4,875
19GuyHayunHollywoodFL$3,985
20NicolasYunisFort LauderdaleFL$3,985
21RobertAntunesPompano BeachFL$3,985
22EliasNassifDavieFL$3,290
23MarekBartoszewiczDeszczno$3,290
24JoshTsurNaplesFL$3,290
25WalterBravoGolden BeachFL$2,890
26DavidNathaniel Jr.MiramarFL$2,890
27JuanEndaraMiamiFL$2,890
28TamaraGoldshteynCoral SpringsFL$2,525
29MichaelScheinbergMiamiFL$2,525
30JeffKesslerPlantationFL$2,525
31DerrickFosterPembroke PinesFL$2,525
32HarjinderChawlaMiamiFL$2,525
33RaminderSinghDelray BeachFL$2,525
34DimitryAgrachovDelray BeachFL$2,525
35JosephJaramilloWoodsideNY$2,525
36SteveBlackmonArcadiaFL$2,525
37LeonardoEmperador MarquezAventuraFL$2,170
38GeorgeHortelanoPlantationFL$2,170
39MarkWeymanSan Miguel De Tucuman$2,170
40YaymelBodesPembroke PinesFL$2,170
41HaimNagarHollywoodFL$2,170
42JulioDelgado ReyesOrlandoFL$2,170
43GregoryBuonocoreDelray BeachFL$2,170
44DaveInselbergBoca RatonFL$2,170
45OmarMorilloMiamiFL$2,170
46JasonUngerWest Palm BchFL$1,935
47OscarMendozaCaracas$1,935
48LlandyMoliner DelgadoMiamiFL$1,935
49JamesDunn Jr.Land O LakesFL$1,935
50DanielAguirrePort St LucieFL$1,935
51ShamicaLamarWellingtonFL$1,935
52EricBoninFraminghamMA$1,935
53HeidiEricksonBoca RatonFL$1,935
54LuckensonPericlesTamaracFL$1,935
55AlikSitnyakovskyMiamiFL$1,765
56HaimToorgemanPembroke PinesFL$1,765
57MarkNimirovskyMorganvilleNJ$1,765
58AndrewDoonaKillarney$1,765
59AndreBryanPembroke PinesFL$1,765
60GastonMiculitzkiMiamiFL$1,765
61NashaatAntoniousLargoFL$1,765
62ZoltanCzinkotaDavieFL$1,765
63PaulDombKey BiscayneFL$1,765
64ErnestoRasseMiramarFL$1,640
65AlanFromshteinSunny Isles BeachFL$1,640
66LazaroRojasMiamiFL$1,640
67MIchaelTufaroRoswellGA$1,640
68KennethMcAdamsNaplesFL$1,640
69ScottBlackmanFort LauderdaleFL$1,640
70AlexanderPerezMiamiFL$1,640
71AlexRivera AponteCarolinaPR$1,640
72YuvalBronshteinFort LauderdaleFL$1,640
73AlejandroArana TorresWestonFL$1,520
74ManuelSolteroDoralFL$1,520
75RafikiBrownSunriseFL$1,520
76StevenGelleyParklandFL$1,520
77RogerHickeyArlingtonMA$1,520
78AsherNeamanJerusalem$1,520
79JuanDiazMiamiFL$1,520
80ScottZakheimMiamiFL$1,520
81DucarmelBeaubienMiramarFL$1,520
82JosephYseloniaMiamiFL$1,400
83AmitSavaniMiamiFL$1,400
84YaroslavNakonechyySunny Isl BchFL$1,400
85BernardoAbramovichCoral SpringsFL$1,400
86JosephDuchmanMiami BeachFL$1,400
87ArturTishchenkoDaniaFL$1,400
88LongNguyenDania BeachFL$1,400
89DavidKahanBoca RatonFL$1,400
90SebastianYanicelliFt LauderdaleFL$1,400
91MIchaelFryettPalm CityFL$1,295
92GeorgeBoyadjianTamaracFL$1,295
93SagiZommerMiamiFL$1,295
94MarcRabuseYonkersNY$1,295
95FrankVelasquezHoustonTX$1,295
96SebastianKosHlink Okr Breclav$1,295
97YigalHenCooper CityFL$1,295
98RichardParadisFossambault Sur- LacQC$1,295
99JordanFlaschnerOkeechobeeFL$1,295
100EnrekoFracassiPalm CoastFL$1,190
101ChadLiptonN ProvidenceRI$1,190
102RafaelRodriguez ArangoMedellin$1,190
103RobertFlaccoAmblerPA$1,190
104ChristopherHowardWellingtonFL$1,190
105JonathanJacksonFort PayneAL$1,190
106DanKuntzmanCrestviewFL$1,190
107WilliamPappasMarco IslandFL$1,190
108HayZoharDavieFL$1,190
109StephenEkinVero BeachFL$1,090
110NicholasCarballoMiamiFL$1,090
111IgorKorkhinAventuraFL$1,090
112MahmoudHamedNablus$1,090
113JosephPetrolinoBoca RatonFL$1,090
114DennisRodriguezSunriseFL$1,090
115FrancisMohanElkridgeMD$1,090
116RubenTorresPort CharlotteFL$1,090
117StanleyBilanNorth MiamiFL$1,090
118CarlosHostosCaracas$995
119CarterMcMahonSyracuseNY$995
120MatiasChervinMiamiFL$995
121BorisGoldfederAventuraFL$995
122JasonWandlingMiamiFL$995
123AdrianMabletonBirminghamAL$995
124EdwardMallonBoynton BeachFL$995
125RobertBushLake WorthFL$995
126MichaelKilkerMiamiFL$995
127RachaelPampinellaMidlothianVA$915
128JonathanMerrithewFort LauderdaleFL$915
129SandeepVelkuruBoynton BeachFL$915
130JustinLernerLong BeachNY$915
131JorgeGomezMiamiFL$915
132FredDabusDoralFL$915
133AllanBielerSunriseFL$915
134MarcelloNucciChevy ChaseMD$915
135JonathanGrassoCoral SpringsFL$915
136CharlesOdenzMargateFL$915
137BrandonNoeFort LauderdaleFL$915
138MatthewYorraCoral SpringsFL$915
139PerlaOjedaMiamiFL$915
140FrancoZamboliAskelon$915
141LuisCapellaCaracas$915
142HagaiSteinDavieFL$915
143MannyMinayaTampaFL$915

*denotes three-handed deal

Event 4: We Have a Deal!

Escalator VI Series Event #4
$600 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$400,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Prize Pool:  $592,725
Level 31:  75,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 1,129

After playing three-handed for a little while, the remaining players agreed to look at the numbers and reached a deal.

Here were their chip counts at the time:

Mike Chiappetta  –  15,375,000  (103 bb)
Phil Souki  –  8,925,000  (60 bb)
William Schraft  –  3,925,000  (26 bb)

Here were the resulting payouts:

Mike Chiappetta  –  $82,449
Phil Souki  –  $71,547
William Schraft  –  $57,214

As the chip leader, Mike Chiappetta is the official winner of Escalator VI Series Event #4.

A recap of the event will be posted later tonight.

Mike Chiappetta
Phil Souki
William Schraft

Event 4: Joseph Durso – 4th Place ($33,590)

Escalator VI Series Event #4
$600 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$400,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Prize Pool:  $592,725
Level 31:  75,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante
Players Remaining:  3 of 1,129

Joseph Durso

Joseph Durso raised all in for 375,000 from the small blind and Mike Chiappetta called from the big blind.

Durso:  9h5h
Chiappetta:  Kh4h

The board came KsAsJcKc10h, giving Chiappetta trip kings to eliminate Durso in fourth place.

Mike Chiappetta  –  18,000,000  (120 bb)
Joseph Durso  –  Eliminated in 4th Place  ($33,590)

With three players remaining from a field of 1,129, the average chip stack is about 9.4 million (63 big blinds), and the remaining players are all guaranteed at least $44,325 each.

Event 4: Chip Counts

Escalator VI Series Event #4
$600 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$400,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Prize Pool:  $592,725
Level 31:  75,000/150,000 with a 150,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 1,129

Mike Chiappetta  –  15,850,000  (106 bb)
Phil Souki  –  7,350,000  (49 bb)
William Schraft  –  3,650,000  (24 bb)
Joseph Durso  –  1,375,000  (9 bb)

1st:  $100,620
2nd:  $66,265
3rd:  $44,325
4th:  $33,590

With four players remaining from a field of 1,129, the average chip stack is about 7 million (47 big blinds), and the remaining players are all guaranteed at least $33,590 each.

5th:  Richard Leger  –   $25,380
6th:  Justin Datloff  –  $20,520
7th:  Ronald Campillo  –  $16,950
8th:  Alon Yehudai  –  $13,435
9th:  Joseph McCray  –  $9,965

Event 4: Richard Leger – 5th Place ($25,380)

Escalator VI Series Event #4
$600 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$400,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Prize Pool:  $592,725
Level 30:  75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining:  4 of 1,129

Richard Leger

Joseph Durso limped on the button, Mike Chiappetta raised to 475,000 from the small blind and Richard Leger reraised all in for 775,000 from the big blind. Durso folded and Chiappetta called with KsQd, facing Leger’s As9c.

The board came down Kd6sJs5sKh, giving Chiappetta trip kings to eliminate Leger in fifth place.

Mike Chiappetta  –  14,100,000  (113 bb)
Richard Leger  –  Eliminated in 5th Place  ($25,380)

With four players remaining from a field of 1,129, the average chip stack is about 7 million (56 big blinds), and the remaining players are all guaranteed at least $33,590 each.

Event 4: Justin Datloff – 6th Place ($20,520)

Escalator VI Series Event #4
$600 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$400,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Prize Pool:  $592,725
Level 30:  75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining:  5 of 1,129

Justin Datloff

Mike Chiappetta raised to 300,000 from the hijack, Justin Datloff three-bet all in for 525,000 from the cutoff, William Schraft called from the small blind and Chiappetta called.

The flop was KcAsJs, Schraft led for 500,000 and Chiappetta folded.

Schraft:  AdJh
Datloff:  QcQd

Schraft had pulled ahead with two pair and held up through the 7h turn and 4s river to eliminate Datloff in sixth place.

William Schraft  –  7,100,000  (57 bb)
Justin Datloff  –  Eliminated in 6th Place  ($20,520)

With five players remaining from a field of 1,129, the average chip stack is about 5.6 million (45 big blinds), and the remaining players are all guaranteed at least $25,380 each.

Event 4: Mike Chiappetta Out Front

Escalator VI Series Event #4
$600 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$400,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Prize Pool:  $592,725
Level 30:  75,000/125,000 with a 125,000 ante
Players Remaining:  6 of 1,129

Mike Chiappetta

Phil Souki raised to 275,000 from the hijack, Mike Chiappetta three-bet to 650,000 from the button and Souki called.

The flop was AsKs5c and Souki check-called 450,000 from Chiappetta.

The turn was the 6c and Souki check-called 1,300,000 from Chiappetta.

The river was the Qh and both checked.

Chiappetta showed Ah5h for aces and fives, besting Souki’s KcQs for kings and queens to win the pot and take the chip lead.

Mike Chiappetta  –  10,800,000  (86 bb)
Phil Souki  –  6,100,000  (49 bb)

Event 4: Ronald Campillo – 7th Place ($16,950)

Escalator VI Series Event #4
$600 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$400,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Prize Pool:  $592,725
Level 29:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  6 of 1,129

Ronald Campillo

Ronald Campillo raised all in for 575,000 from under the gun and Joseph Durso called from the big blind with AsKs, leading Campillo’s 10s7c.

The board ran out 9d6d7d5s10d, giving Campillo tens and sevens to double up.

Ronald Campillo  –  1,300,000  (13 bb)
Joseph Durso  – 700,000  (7 bb)

The next hand, Phil Souki raised to 2,000,000 from the button, Durso folded the small blind, and Campillo thought for about 90 seconds before he called all in for 1,200,000 with Ks10c, racing with Souki’s 6d6s.

The board ran out 7c8cJh4s2d, no help to Campillo, ending his run in seventh place.

Phil Souki  –  9,100,000  (91 bb)
Ronald Campillo  –  Eliminated in 7th Place  ($16,950)

With six players remaining from a field of 1,129, the average chip stack is about 4.7 million (47 big blinds), and the remaining players are all guaranteed at least $20,520 each.

Event 4: Alon Yehudai – 8th Place ($13,435)

Escalator VI Series Event #4
$600 No-Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$400,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Prize Pool:  $592,725
Level 29:  50,000/100,000 with a 100,000 ante
Players Remaining:  7 of 1,129

Alon Yehudai

Joseph Durso limped from early position, Richard Leger did the same from the button, William Schraft completed from the small blind and Alon Yehudai checked his option in the big blind.

The flop was 10d6h5s and action was checked to Yehudai who bet his remaining 425,000. Only Leger called.

Leger:  10c8h
Yehudai:  6d3d

The 5c turn and 3h river completed the board, giving Leger tens and fives to eliminate Yehudai in eighth place.

Richard Leger  –  3,600,000  (36 bb)
Alon Yehudai  –  Eliminated in 8th Place  ($13,435)

With seven players remaining from a field of 1,129, the average chip stack is about 4 million (40 big blinds), and the remaining players are all guaranteed at least $16,950 each.