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Nick Petrangelo Wins 2017 Aussie Millions $100,000 Super High Roller

American Pro Tops Field of 18 To Win $882,000 AUD


Nick Petrangelo has won the 2017 Aussie Millions ANTON Jewellery $100,000 challenge no-limit hold’em super high roller event. The American poker pro outlasted a field of 18 total entries to capture the title and the first-place prize of $882,000 AUD ($665,734 USD).

This was already Petrangelo’s third final table finish of 2017, having placed second in the PokerStars Championship Bahamas $25,000 high roller and sixth in the $25,000 AUD high roller earlier at the Aussie Millions. Petrangelo earned 480 Card Player Player of the Year points for this latest win. As a result he has climbed into second place in the overall 2017 Player of the Year race standings, which this year are brought to you by the Commerce Hotel & Casino. Petrangelo has already earned 1,628 POY points and cashed for $1,514,932 with the first month of the year not yet in the books.

Petrangelo came into the second and final day of this event in third chip position with seven players remaining. He survived to make the final three, eliminating Fedor Holz in third place to set up a heads-up showdown with Michael Watson. Incredibly Holz made not only this final table but also the final of the $10,000 AUD Aussie Millions main event, which will play down to a winner on January 29.

With Holz eliminated Petrangelo entered the final showdown against Watson, who held a strong chip advantage. Petrangelo was able to mount a comeback, and by the time the final hand arose he held the lead. With blinds of 6,000 – 12,000 Watson raised to 30,000 from the button and Petrangelo called from the big blind. The flop brought the 8Heart Suit5Heart Suit2Diamond Suit and both players checked. The 7Diamond Suit hit the turn and Petrangelo bet 45,000. Watson called and the JDiamond Suit completed the board. Petrangelo bet 150,000 and after plenty of thought Watson moved all in for 562,000. Petrangelo called with the JHeart Suit8Diamond Suit for two pair and Watson could only show the ASpade Suit4Club Suit for a bluff.

With that Watson was sent to the rail as the runner-up, taking home $529,200 AUD ($399,440 USD) and 400 POY points.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Nick Petrangelo $665,734 408
2 Michael Watson $399,440 340
3 Fedor Holz $266,293 272