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Nick Petrangelo Wins $201,250 in WPT Online High Roller

High-stakes tournament crusher Nick Petrangelo took his skills to the online streets this week.

Upswing’s lead tournament coach took second place in the $10,300 buy-in World Poker Tour Online Series High Rolle on partypoker. 

In a field of 115 of the world’s best players, Petrangelo earned a $201,250 payday for the second-place finish.

The American tournament specialist fell just short against Poland’s Wiktor “Limitless” Malinowski in the heads up battle.

Petrangelo looked poised for the win after a hand that saw Petrangelo take a more than 5-to-1 chip lead over Malinowski. The two players got all in preflop, with Petrangelo holding AJ♠ against Malinowski’s 6♣ 5♣. The flop came A♠ 2♠ 8, keeping Petrangelo in the lead as he improved to a pair of aces.

Malinowski turned an open-ended straight draw with the 7♠ hitting the board, but the river fell J, giving Petrangelo top two pair and the big lead.

Nick Petrangelo WPT High Roller

Malinowski eventually battled back and won a couple of key all-ins, however, and in the end took home $281,750 for the first-place finish.

Petrangelo entered three-handed play as the chip underdog. With the blinds at 20,000/40,000, Petrangelo held just over 600,000 chips. Malinowski, as well as third-place finisher Pascal Lefrancois, were both over the million-chip mark at that point.

Petrangelo, down to 15 big blinds, scored a much-needed double up against Lefrancois, with his offsuit king-jack finding a win against Lefrancois’ ace-king offsuit. Petrangelo jumped over the 1-million chip barrier after the double up, then fought a tough heads-up match before ultimately falling in second.

The win in the $10,300 High Roller marked the second final table for Petrangelo in this week’s WPT Online Series. Earlier in the week, Petrangelo finished fifth in a $5,200 High Roller event, cashing in for a $55,550 score.

A fixture on the high-stakes live tournament scene, Petrangelo’s resume includes $17.5 million in live tournament earnings. Petrangelo added to his online earnings totals with the pair of final table finishes in the WPT Online Series.

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