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Nick Petrangelo Takes Over Poker Tournament Scene

Banks $3.3 Million and Nine Six-Figure Scores In 2015

by Erik Fast |  Published: Mar 16, 2016


Nick Petrangelo had one of the best years on the tournament circuit in recent memory. He won two titles, including his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet in the $3,000 no-limit hold’em shootout, making a total of 11 final tables, and cashing for $3,362,396 along the way in 2015. Petrangelo finished third in the Card Player Player of the Year race, ending the year with more points than each of the previous three winners, using the same scoring criteria that saw Daniel Colman, Daniel Negreanu, and Greg Merson capture the prestigious award. The casual poker fan could be excused for not having previously heard of Petrangelo. He was a successful online player who was in the process of making the transition to the live game, but prior to 2015 had less than $500,000 in live earnings. Of course, half a million dollars is nothing to scoff at, but he ...

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