Petrangelo Wins $151,800; Now Has $21.27M in Earnings

Nick Petrangelo added to his already glowing reputation by taking down a $10,000 high roller event for $151,800 at the Bellagio, Las Vegas.

Massachusetts-born Nick Petrangelo is widely regarded as one of the best poker tournament players on the planet. The Las Vegas resident has $21,268,193 in live tournament earnings, placing him 29th in the all-time listing. He took down yet another high roller event over the weekend, namely, the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em PokerGO Tour High Roller at the luxurious Bellagio in Las Vegas. This is what happened in the tournament.

The 11th event of the mini-series drew in a 42-strong crowd, which is one of the biggest turnouts so far. The top six finishers shared the $420,000 prize pool created by those entrants.

Big names littered the field, but not all managed to make it to the final six. Petrangelo was initially one of them. He three-bet all-in with Kc-Qc and lost to the Ac-Qs of John Andress. An ace on the river sent Petrangelo to the rail, but only until he delved into his wallet and pulled out a $10,000 re-entry.

Recent PokerGO Tour champions Rok Gostisa and Justin Bonomo bowed out before the conclusion of Level 9. Sean Winter almost bubbled, crashing out in eighth at the hands of David Mock. Anthony Marquez crashed out in seventh, with Mock doing the damage.

Petrangelo in the Middle of the Pack

The remaining six players locked in a $25,200 score for their troubles. Petrangelo found himself in the middle of the chip counts; Mock led by some distance.

Sung Joo Hyun saw his tournament end abruptly in sixth place. Mock opened during the 15,000/25,000/25,000a level, and called when Hyun three-bet all-in for 880,000. It was Ac-Jh for Hyun and Ah-Qd for Mock. The board ran Th-9d-8h-4s-5c and the player count reduced by one.

A double-elimination during the same level left only three players in the hunt for the title. Sergio Fernandez open-shoved with 4h-4s from the button for 400,000. Petrangelo committed his 1,500,000 stack with Ac-Kh, and Johan Guilbert called off his 850,000 with As-Qh. The Ah-Js-Th flop kept Petrangelo in the lead, but he had outs to void. The Ts turn was no help to either all-in player, nor was the 3d river. Fernandez busted in fifth for $33,600, Guilbert fourth for $42,000, while Petrangelo soared to the top of the chip counts.

Four-time WSOP bracelet winner Dominik Nitsche was the next out of the door. A dealer mix-up saw Nitche’s Td exposed, so he receive a new card. Mock moved all-in from the small blind, and Nitsch snapped him off. Mock flipped over Ks-6h, and Nitsche the dominating Ac-Kc. Nitche’s hand remained true until the river, with the board reading Jh-4c-2h-5d-3h. Mock improved to an unlikely straight, and Nitsche crashed out.

Champion Elect Holds Huge Heads-Up Chip Lead

Petrangelo’s 3,220,000 stack dwarfed the 980,000 of Mock going into heads-up. Unsurprisingly, it did not take long to decide the champion.

The final hand saw Mock min-raise to 50,000, a bet the champion elect called. A flop reading 5c-3d-2h saw Petrangelo check, and Mock fire a 50,000 continuation bet. Petrangelo check-raised to 200,000, and instantly called when Mock shoved for 1,000,000. Mock revealed 6h-6s, but his opponent’s Ad-4d had him crushed. The inconsequential Ac and Jc completed the board, ending Mock’s participation. Mock banked $100,800 for his bridesmaid finish, leaving Petrangelo to bag the $151,200 top prize.

$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Final Table Payouts

Place Player Country Prize
1 Nick Petrangelo United States $151,200
2 David Mock United States $100,800
3 Dominik Nitsche Germany $67,200
4 Johan Guilbert France $42,000
5 Sergio Fernandez Spain $33,600
6 Sung Joo Hyun South Korea $25,200

Two other high rollers triumphed in their respective events this weekend, too. Arthur Conan won the $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em tournament for $227,500. Only 13 players turned out for that one.

Turkey’s Selahaddin Bedir won the other $25,000 event. Outlasting 24 opponents to scoop $287,500.

There is a $25,000 buy-in tournament on December 14, with the $10,000 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic due to start December 15. December 20 sees a $50,000 PokerGO Tour Championship. Expect some of the biggest names in poker to compete there.

Brad Johnson

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