Nick Petrangelo Wins WSOP $100,000 High Roller For $2,910,2271 year ago
No one was surprised when the WSOP $100k NLH High Roller ended up having a star studded final table. These events attract the creme de la creme, usually having psyched themselves up for a highly competitive endurance run over the next two months.
OAP Fedor Holz was there along with Jason Koon, Bryn Kenney, Stephen Chidwick and Elio Fox.
It was a great table at the end of a great tourney. Despite the small field of just 105 players the tournament was languorously structured with 60 minute levels and 500bb starting stacks. With $10,185,000 in the prize pool and 16 places paid the competition was intense.
Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel and Antonio “The Magician” Esfandiari were sent packing on day one. Phil Ivey didn’t even enter until day two. By the time two more days had passed the roster of the fallen looked like a Poker Hall of Fame.
Playing Down to Heads Up
The final table kicked off on day four.
The slow structure allowed for plenty of play. It wasn’t until the second level of the day that Fedor Holz ran foul of the poker gods and collected his $240,265 for 9th.
Unfortunately for the rest of the table the cards all seemed to be going to one man: Nick Petrangelo.
By the 150k/300k/(300k) level Nick was holding three-quarters of the chips in play and staring down his last opponent Elio Fox.
Fox three-bet called Petrangelo pre-flop with 5-2 off-suit and lived to regret his unusual play when he hit an A-8-2 flop against Petrangelo’s Q-8. Fox turned his hand into a bluff with a check-raise on the flop, and then check-called the rest of his stack off over the next two streets. No help came for Fox and Petrangelo took down his second bracelet.
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