Nick Petrangelo Scoops WCOOP $25k High Roller for $624,6761 year ago
One of the most prestigious events in the World Cup of Online Poker resulted in a massive payday for Nick Petrangelo, scooping the $25k High Roller for $624,676 ahead of an impressive field which included some of the biggest names in both live and online poker – Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom, Bryn Kenney and Adrian Mateos among them.
There were 149 entrants for the day 20 event, creating a prizefund of $3,654,225 with play over two days – the second of them beginning on the money bubble which saw another famous high-roller, David ‘dpeters17’ Peters, miss out on the money – an unusual occurrence for the Ohio man with almost $18milllion to his name in live play.
The official final table of eight contained a wealth of stars, Blom and Petrangelo joined by the likes of Patrick Leonard, Linus ‘LLinusLLove’ Loeliger and England’s Charlie ‘Epiphany77’ Carrel, and it was Blom who bludgeoned a couple of rivals out of the way – first Loeliger then Hecklen hitting the rails at the hands of the world’s most famous online beast.
It was a crazy hand which got rid of Leonard, a man much in the news recently for his angle-shoot at EPT Barcelona, ‘pads1161’ as he is known online flopping a king-high flush, only to see Petrangelo turn 2 pair and complete his full house on the river.
Blom’s run ended when he walked smack-bang in to Kenney’s pocket rockets, and the 3 men left standing - Kenney, Petrangelo and Poland’s Bartlomiej Machon – did a deal which left the trophy and some $73,085 to play for.
Machon, number 4 in Poland’s all-time live tournament earnings list, soon had to shove his pair of 4’s as the blinds continued to rise, only to find Petrangelo with pocket nines and that was that for the Lublin man.
Heads-up started as a balanced affair, but soon saw the Massachusetts pro pull ahead, and despite the extra money on offer things were good natured, the PokerStars blog recreating the following exchange after ‘Kenney won a hand without a showdown, then confirmed he had bluffed after Petrangelo asked him in the chatbox.
"Damn," said Petrangelo. "Good thing we aren't playing for any money... I'd be tilted." "Haha," answered Kenney.
Not long afterwards, Petrangelo finally finished Kenney off – flopping bottom two pair against Kenney’s top pair and the board bricking for the latter after all the money went in. Kenney’s runner up prize was a cool $559,694 while Nick Petrangelo walked off with the title and $624,676 for his weekend’s efforts.
Final Table results
|1||Nick "caecilius" Petrangelo||$624,676.53*|
|2||Bryn "BrynKenney" Kenney||$559,694.73*|
|4||Viktor "Isildur1" Blom||$355,846.60|
|5||Patrick "pads1161" Leonard||$275,473.38|
|6||Henrik "hhecklen" Hecklen||$213,253.62|
|7||Linus "LLinusLlove" Loeliger||$165,087.28|
|8||Charlie "Epiphany77" Carrel||$127,799.94|
* Denotes three-way deal
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