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Jake Schindler and Nick Petrangelo Win ARIA Super High Rollers

The Pair of High-Stakes Regulars Earned $655,000 and $1,468,800 For Their Respective Victories


A pair of super high roller events were held at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas over the past weekend. When the dust settled, two high-stakes tournament regulars had come away with the titles and massive top-prize payouts.

The first six-figure buy-in tournament on the agenda was the ARIA High Roller 26. The event cost $100,000 to play. A total of 22 entries were made, building a prize pool of $2.2 million. In the end, four players made the money, with the largest share going to World Series of Poker bracelet winner and 2018 Card Player Player of the Year award winner Jake Schindler. He earned $655,000 and 360 POY as the champion of this event.

Jake SchindlerThis was Schindler’s third title and 13th POY-qualified final table of the year. With 2,571 points and $2,426,644 in year-to-date earnings, Schindler now sits in 25th place in the 2021 POY race, which is sponsored by Global Poker. The 32-year-old poker pro also secured 197 PokerGO Tour rankings points for the win. His 1,481 total points are enough to put him inside the top 10 on the PokerGO Tour leaderboard.

Two-time bracelet winner Nick Petrangelo took home $625,000 and 300 points as the runner-up, while Seth Davies and Stephen Chidwick both earned $460,000 for their third and fourth-place showings, respectively.

Here is look at the payouts and rankings points awarded in this event:

Place Player Earnings POY Points PokerGO
1 Jake Schindler $655,000 360 197
2 Nick Petrangelo $625,000 300 188
3 Seth Davies $460,000 240 138
4 Stephen Chidwick $460,000 180 138

Petrangelo improved on his second-place showing in that event by coming out on top in the $200,000 buy-in tournament held the following day. With 17 total entries, the prize pool grew to $3,400,000.

Nick PetrangeloPetrangelo earned $1,468,800 and 240 POY points for the win. He also took home 400 PokerGO Tour points to climb into 13th place in the standings. Petrangelo’s career tournament earnings surpassed $21 million with his success in these two events.

2016 Player of the Year award winner David Peters finished in second place, earning $1,387,200, 200 POY points and 400 PokerGO Tour points. This was his tenth final-table finish of the year, with three titles won along the way. Peters now sits in 14th place in the POY race and fourth place in the PokerGo Tour rankings.

Michael Addamo, fresh off of an incredible run in September that saw him win three titles and cash for more than $5.5 million, finished third for $544,000. With 1,764 rankings points, he has ascended to seventh place on the PokerGO Tour leaderboard.

Here is look at the payouts and rankings points awarded in this event:

Place Player Earnings POY Points PokerGO
1 Nick Petrangelo $1,468,800 240 400
2 David Peters $1,387,200 200 400
3 Michael Addamo $544,000 160 163