After two runner-up finishes on the World Poker Tour, Nick Petrangelo has finally added his name to the Mike Sexton Champions Cup with victory in the $3,200 6-Max Championship on partypoker.
He defeated start-of-day chip leader Artsiom Prostak to win $494,550, after a stunning come-from-behind victory, having started heads-up play at a 3:1 disadvantage against his Belarusian opponent.
Petrangelo also wins a seat to the World Poker Tour Tournament of Champions, a Hublot watch and Everyday Baccarat Tumblers.
|4||Patrice Brandt||United Kingdom||$192,900|
|6||Elior Sion||United Kingdom||$93,630|
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Petrangelo finished as runner-up to Fedor Holz in the 2015 WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas and followed that up just over two years later with another second place, this time to Alex Foxen in the L.A. Poker CLassic Rockstar Energy High Roller. He now has a title of his own, bringing his total WPT cashes to over $1.3m.
Other notable finishers in the money included Adrian Mateos (32nd - $13,200), David Peters (39th - $11,100), Manig Loeser (42nd - $11,100), Matthew Staples (44th - $9,600), Sam Greenwood (49th - $9,150), Patrick Leonard (57th - $8,850), Kahle Burns (80th - $8,250), Daniel Dvoress (85th - $8,100), Jason Koon (86th - $8,100), Christoph Vogelsang (91st - $7,950) and Mikita Badziakouski (103rd - $7,650).
Final Table Action
The final table resumed with Artsiom Prostak with a clear chip lead, holding almost double his nearest competitor. Petrangelo sat in the middle of the pack, with 8-Max Championship final tablist Jiachen Gong bringing up the rear.
|2||Elior Sion||United Kingdom||17,045,406||34|
|3||Patrice Brandt||United Kingdom||15,922,894||32|
Gong secured an early doubles through Elior Sion and then picked up aces against Jake Schindler's sevens to double again. That left Schindler short, and he would bust with kings to Prostak to finish in seventh place.
There were doubles galore during the early stages, with Petrangelo staying alive with aces against the Jacks of Sion, who would then bust to Gong when all in for just five big blinds.
Petrangelo then picked up his second elimination of the day, getting all in with jack-ten against the pocket aces of Gong, only to flip trip jacks and send Gong to the rail.
Four-handed play continued for around 40 minutes before Patrice Brandt shoved the turn with top pair, only to be drawing dead with Prostak having turned a set.
Prostak still sat atop the chip counts, ahead of Petrangelo and Arsenii Karmatckii who had bided his time so far at the final table. However, when he picked up ace-king with 19 big blinds, he went to war and called off his chips against Prostak whose jacks held to bring the tournament to heads-up.
- Artsiom Prostak - 73.9 million (105 big blinds)
- Nick Petrangelo - 26 million (37 big blinds)
Heads-up play lasted almost three hours as Petrangelo seemed content to remain as the short-stack. He looked to outplay his opponent, and did so in stunning fashion, shoving with just ten-high to get Prostak to fold a flush.
Nick Petrangelo raised to two million and Artsiom Prostak defended his big blind. The flop came and Prostak check-called one million. Prostak bet 1.8 million on the turn having made a flush and Petrangelo raised to 5.5 million.
Prostak called and the river was the . It checked to Petrangelo who shoved for 17.7 million and Prostak tank-folded
A short while later, Petrangelo moved into the lead heads-up for the first time. The two remained level for a while shortly thereafter, before Petrangelo moved decisively ahead. The final hand saw Prostak call off his lats 15 big blinds having rivered top two pair, but Petrangelo had flopped trips and secured victory.
What's Up Next?
The next Championship event on the WPT World Online Championships schedule is Event #5: $3,200 Knockout Championship. This event comes with a $3,000,000 guarantee. Day 1 ends at the end of Level 18, with levels 25 minutes in length.
- Day 1a - Saturday, August 15th at 19:00 (BST)
- Day 1b - Sunday, August 16th at 19:00 (BST)
- Day 2 - Monday, August 17th at 19:00 (BST)
- Day 3 - Tuesday, August 18th at 19:00 (BST)
This event also has a Mini ($320 buy-in; $1,000,000 GTD) and Micro ($33, $300,000 GTD) edition making the WPT WOC accessible to players of any bankroll!
There are also plenty of other side events taking place every day, so make sure you head to the partypoker client to find out the latest tournaments!
WPT World Online Championships Winners
|7/21/20||Event #1: $3,200 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship||145||$500,000||Paul Tedeschi||$92,105|
|7/28/20||Event #2: $3,200 Pot Limit Omaha Championship||342||$1,026,000||Alex Manzano||$176,132|
|8/4/20||Event #3: $3,200 8-Max Championship||1,062||$3,186,000||Gavin Cochrane||$540,664|
|8/11/20||Event #4: $3,200 6-Max Championship||999||$3,000,000||Nick Petrangelo||$494,550|
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