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Nick Petrangelo Wins World Poker Tour Online Championship $3,200 Six-Max Event

The Two-Time Bracelet Winner Topped A Field of 999 Enries To Earn $494,550 and His First WPT Title


Nick Petrangelo’s tournament poker resume is one of the very best in the world. The 33-year-old American poker pro has cashed for more than $17 million in live tournament cashes, with two World Series of Poker gold bracelets won along the way. One of the few accolades missing from Petrangelo’s long list of accomplishments was a victory in a World Poker Tour main event. He rectified that on August 11, 2020 by taking down the WPT World Online Championships $3,200 no-limit hold’em six-max event. Petrangelo beat out a field of 999 total entries to secure his first WPT title and the top prize of $494,550.

Petrangelo’s name will be added to the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup, which was recently renamed in honor of the former voice of the tour. He also earned a $15,000 entry into the WPT Tournament of Champions and a Hublot luzury watch.

Petrangelo came into the final day of this event in fourth chip position with seven players remaining. 2018 Card Player Player of the Year award winner Jake Schindler was ultimately elimianted on the official final-table bubble when his pocket kings failed to hold up against the the A-3 offsuit of Artsiom Prostak. An ace on the turn gave Prostak the lead and Schindler was unable to regain the lead on the river. He took home $70,200 for his seventh-place showing in this event.

Elior SionPetrangelo surged up the leaderboard by doubling through 2017 WSOP $50,000 Poker Players Championship winner Elior Sion, who started the day second in chips. He four-bet shoved with JHeart SuitJClub Suit only to learn that Petrangelo had three-bet with the ASpade SuitAClub Suit. Petrangelo called, flopped top set, and made a boat on the river to leave Sion as the clear short stack at the table. He got his last handful of blinds in with ASpade Suit3Diamond Suit only to run into the pocket jacks of Jiachen Gong. The KSpade SuitJSpade Suit2Club SuitQHeart Suit5Club Suit runout gave Gong a set to lock up the pot and eliminate Sion in sixth place ($93,630).

Despite ending Sion’s eun in this event, Gong was the next to fall. He got all-in preflop with AHeart SuitADiamond Suit up against the JDiamond Suit10Diamond Suit of Petrangelo and was in good shape to double up. The board brought three jacks, though, giving Petrangelo quads to leave Gong drawing dead goind into the river. He earned $128,100 as the fifth-place finisher.

Patrice Brandt got the lost of his stack in on a ADiamond SuitJHeart Suit6Club Suit8Heart Suit board holding AHeart Suit5Diamond Suit. He had run into a turned set of eights for Prostak, who held the 8Club Suit8Diamond Suit and made the call. The 10Club Suit on the river saw Brandt hit the rail in fourth place, taking home $192,900 for his deep run.

Prosak won a huge preflop race with JDiamond SuitJClub Suit against the AHeart SuitKClub Suit of Arsenii Karmatckii, who had finished second in a WSOP Online $1,500 buy-in freezout event just two days earlier for $328491. The pocket jacks held up and Karmatckii was sent to the rail in third place ($278,448).

With that, Prostak took roughly a 3:1 chip lead into heads-up play against Petrangelo. The American was able to battle his way into the lead, making a few bluffs and picking off some bluff attempts by Prostak to close the gap and eventually move ahead of his Belarusian opponent. In the final hand, Prostak min-raised to 2,800,000 from the button holding AClub SuitQSpade Suit. Petragnelo defended his big blind with the KClub Suit10Club Suit and the flop came down 10Spade Suit10Heart Suit2Spade Suit. Petrangelo checked-raised Prostak’s bet of 1,400,000 to 4,000,000. Prostak called and the turn brought the 5Spade Suit. Petrangelo bet 8,300,000 and Prostak called. The AHeart Suit completed the board and Petrangelo moved all-in with his trips. Prostak, with aces and tens, made the call only to find out that his hand was second best. Petrangelo secured the pot and the title, while Prostak earned $368,250 as the runner-up finisher.

Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table:

Place Name Earnings
1 Nick Petrangelo $494,550
2 Artsiom Prostak $368,250
3 Arsenii Karmatckii $278,448
4 Patrice Brandt $192,900
5 Jiachen Gong $128,100
6 Elior Sion $93,630