2018 WSOP Event 5: Nick Petrangelo Wins WSOP $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller ($2,910,227)
After four days of intense poker action, battling against the top pros in the world, Nick Petrangelo came out victorious in Event #5: $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller at the 2018 World Series of Poker. Petrangelo defeated fellow American Elio Fox in heads-up play to take home the first-place prize of $2,910,227, defeating a total of 105 entrants.
WSOP 2018 $100,000 High Roller Results
|1||Nick Petrangelo||United States||$2,910,227|
|2||Elio Fox||United States||$1,798658|
|3||Aymon Hata||United Kingdom||$1,247,230|
|5||Bryn Kenney||United States||$646,927|
|6||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||$484,551|
|7||Jason Koon||United States||$372,894|
This is Petrangelo's second career World Series of Poker gold bracelet, his first coming in 2015 in the $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout event. Petrangelo is well known for playing in these specific high roller events, and his track record speaks for itself. The American poker pro has accumulated more than $11.7 million in career tournament earnings but still admits these types of tournaments can take a toll on you.
"after a super intense week, it feels like a relief to be done more than anything."
“Last week I played the Super High Roller Bowl,” said Petrangelo, who finished sixth in that event. “Then the very next day I jumped right into this. So after a super intense week, it feels like a relief to be done more than anything. There’s a lot of pressure playing against really tough players for huge buy-ins, especially with the stream. This kind of event is super tough, but they’re really fun, and it’s what I love to do.”
Petrangelo bagged the chip lead on Day 2 and Day 3 and seemed in cruise control for long periods of the final table, especially today. He said that it’s stressful sleeping on the chip lead, and compared it to having the lead in a sports game with just minutes to go.
“It’s more stressful because you want everything to work out,” he said. “You have expectations to deal with [as chipleader]. I’ve tried to teach myself to just be happy that I’m here, and excited to be playing and not wanting it to be over! It’s a bad sign as chip leader to just want it to end, but there’s always an element of that, no matter how strong you are mentally.
“When you’re the chip leader, of course you want everything to go smoothly, and I think, luckily, today was the easiest anything’s ever gone. I coolered everyone and ran super hot. The last two days have been super easy for me. I think the last time I played any really tough pot was the middle stage of Day 2. Late on Day 2, I ran really good around the bubble, and the last two days I just ran really good. I’m happy with my decision-making, and ultimately I had sick cards!”
Having made numerous final tables over his poker career, Petrangelo may be used to final tables but says that there are always unique situations to try and prepare for.
"If I had it my way, every final table would be in the back corner of the room!"
“You’re trying to figure out what’s going on with the stream, trying to get hole cards [information], etc. You have to try and adjust your strategies. Every time you make a final table, there are different dynamics. I think everyone has it a bit tougher on feature tables with media stuff and hole cards and the stream. If I had it my way, every final table would be in the back corner of the room!”
Petrangelo praised heads-up opponent Elio Fox, who missed out on a second bracelet in a week.
“He’s a great player,” said Petrangelo. “He has a really strong background, especially in these formats. He plays Turbo SNGs.”
Nick Petrangelo Stats (June 2018)
|Total Live Earnings:||$14,619,745|
|Best Live Cash:||$2,910,227|
|United States All Time Money List||30th|
|All Time Money List:||49th|
|Global Poker Index:||21st|
It was the first time in the WSOP history that a $100,000 buy-in event was run without the "One Drop" name associated with it. That didn't stop the best poker players in the world from coming out in full force for their shot at millions of dollars in prize money.
Day 1 began with around 20 players, but that number quickly started to grow as players came and entered in waves. After a full nine levels on the opening day, there were 97 entries with just 49 players surviving. Some notables to fall by the wayside on Day 1 included Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel, Antonio Esfandiari, Alex Foxen, and Jonathan Duhamel.
Late registration remained open for two levels into Day 2, and the total number of entries grew to 105. That made up a whopping prize pool $10,185,000 with 16 players making the money. Among the notable Day 2 entrants was none other than Phil Ivey, who attracted the largest rail looking to catch a glimpse of the poker legend. In search of his first bracelet since 2014, Ivey fell short when he lost a flip to Stephen Chidwick.
A few others to fall short of the money included Seth Davies, Brian Rast, Tom Marchese, and Ryan Riess. On the money bubble, Jake Schindler put himself at risk with ace-nine but walked into the ace-jack of Paul Volpe. Schindler was unable to come from behind, and the bubble burst in fewer than five hands.
Petrangelo took a healthy chip lead into Day 3 with just ten players remaining, half of which already had the pleasure of winning a gold bracelet in the past. Chris Moore was the first to be eliminated, setting up the unofficial final table of nine. Fedor Holz, Adrian Mateos, and Jason Koon were all eliminated within a span of 40 hands, bringing the tournament down to just six players. Play was halted for the day, and the final six players would return for Day 4 to declare a winner.
Final Table Summary
The final day began with six players returning to the main stage in the Amazon Room at the Rio Convention Center.
“It’s more stressful because you want everything to work out.”
Bryn Kenney came into the day second in chips but after a couple of early bluffs picked off by Elio Fox, Kenney was soon on the short stack.
It wasn't until the second level of the day where the first elimination would occur. Stephen Chidwick was unable to get things going his way today, and after losing a good chunk of his chips to Aymon Hata, he found himself all in for ten big blinds against Hata. Chidwick was in a dominated position preflop, and although he hit his live card on the turn, Hata countered with a pair of aces on the river to eliminate Chidwick in sixth place.
With Kenney on the short stack, it was only a matter of time before his chips found their way to the middle. After a raise from Fox, Bryn Kenney picked up a small pair and moved all in. Fox held two over cards and found a pair on the river to send Kenney home in fifth place.
The flurry of eliminations in the second level continued when Andreas Eiler flopped trip jacks against Petrangelo's full house. All of the chips went in on the river, and Eiler headed to the payout desk in fourth place.
In the very next hand, Aymon Hata flopped top pair and wasn't able to let it go when Petrangelo rivered a straight. Hata was next on the list of casualties to fall to an overwhelming chip leader, Petrangelo.
“I’m happy with my decision-making and ultimately I had sick cards!”
When heads-up play got underway, Petrangelo held a commanding chip lead over Fox, but the two players wouldn't shy away from getting chips into the pot. The majority of hands included (blind) three and four-bets preflop as they played a lot looser than before they reached the final stage of the tournament.
Fox won multiple hands in a row and eventually took over the chip lead for a short period of time. It wouldn't last long as Petrangelo was all in with jack-three suited against Fox's pocket fives. Petrangelo flopped a pair of jacks and a flush and held on for a double up to regain the lead.
Just moments later, in another four-bet preflop hand, Fox check-raised when he flopped two pair. Petrangelo saw a turn card that gave him a larger two pair and all of the chips went into the middle on the river. Fox's hope for a second bracelet to start the 2018 WSOP came to an end, and Petrangelo's rail burst into cheers.
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In this Series
- 1 2018 WSOP Event 1: Jordan Hufty Wins First WSOP Gold in $565 Casino Employees
- 2 2018 WSOP Event 2: Elio Fox Wins First Ever WSOP $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty for $393,693
- 3 2018 WSOP Event 3: Joe Cada Wins 2018 WSOP $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em SHOOTOUT for $226,218
- 4 2018 WSOP Event 4: Julien Martini Wins $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better ($239,771)
- 5 2018 WSOP Event 5: Nick Petrangelo Wins WSOP $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller ($2,910,227)
- 6 2018 WSOP Event 6: Jeremy Perrin Wins The GIANT Turning $365 Into $250,966
- 7 2018 WSOP Event 7: Roberly Felicio Wins the 2018 WSOP COLOSSUS for $1,000,000
- 8 2018 WSOP Event 8: Johannes Becker Wins $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball ($180,455)
- 9 2018 WSOP Event 9: Paul Volpe Wins Third WSOP Bracelet in Omaha Hi-Lo Championship
- 10 2018 WSOP Event 10: William ‘Twooopair’ Reymond Wins $365 WSOP.com ONLINE Event ($154,996)
- 11 2018 WSOP Event 11: Tim Andrew Triumphs in the $365 PLO GIANT for $116,015, Mizrachi Fifth
- 12 2018 WSOP Event 12: Jeremy Harkin Wins $1,500 Dealer's Choice for $129,882
- 13 2018 WSOP Event 13: Benjamin Moon Wins $1,500 Big Blind Antes for $315,346
- 14 2018 WSOP Event 14: Daniel Ospina Wins First Bracelet for Colombia in 2-7 Lowball Draw
- 15 2018 WSOP Event 15: Andrey Zhigalov Wins $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. for $202,787
- 16 2018 WSOP Event 16: Justin Bonomo Wins Second WSOP Bracelet in $10K Heads-Up Championship
- 17 2018 WSOP Event 17: Ognyan Dimov Wins Third Bracelet for Bulgaria in Event #17 ($378,743)
- 18 2018 WSOP Event 18: Adam Friedman Wins Second Bracelet in $10K Dealer's Choice
- 19 2018 WSOP Event 19: Craig Varnell Wins $565 Pot-Limit Omaha ($181,790)
- 20 2018 WSOP Event 20: Jeremy Wien Conquers $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $537,710
- 21 2018 WSOP Event 21: Arne Kern Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER ($1,173,223)
- 22 2018 WSOP Event 22: Philip Long Wins $1,500 Eight Game Mix ($147,348)
- 23 2018 WSOP Event 23: Brian Rast Wins Fourth Bracelet in 2-7 Lowball Championship, Brunson 6th
- 24 2018 WSOP Event 24: Michael Addamo Wins Event #24: $2,620 MARATHON No-Limit Hold'em
- 25 2018 WSOP Event 25: Benjamin Dobson Wins First WSOP Gold in $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo
- 26 2018 WSOP Event 26: Filippos Stavrakis Dedicates WSOP PLO Bracelet ($169,842) to His Brother
- 27 2018 WSOP Event 27: John Hennigan Wins 2018 WSOP $10K HORSE for Fifth Bracelet and $415K
- 28 2018 WSOP Event 28: Fortunate River Gives Gal Yifrach First WSOP Bracelet & $461K Prize
- 29 2018 WSOP Event 29: Hanh Tran Wins First WSOP Bracelet in $1,500 2-7 Triple Draw ($117,282)
- 30 2018 WSOP Event 30: Ryan Bambrick Wins First Gold Bracelet in Dominating Fashion
- 31 2018 WSOP Event 31: Steven Albini Wins $1,500 Stud to Deny Jeff Lisandro 7th Bracelet
- 32 2018 WSOP Event 32: Matthew Davis Tops Biggest Seniors Event Ever to Win $662,983
- 33 2018 WSOP Event 33: Michael Mizrachi Wins His Third Poker Players Championship Title
- 34 2018 WSOP Event 34: Robert Peacock Wins First WSOP Gold in $1,000 DOUBLE STACK
- 35 2018 WSOP Event 35: Yueqi Zhu Claims First WSOP Gold in $1,500 Mixed Omaha
- 36 2018 WSOP Event 36: Farhintaj Bonyadi Wins Event $1,000 Super Seniors ($311,451)
- 37 2018 WSOP Event 37: Eric Baldwin Wins Second Bracelet, Dedicates it to His Father
- 38 2018 WSOP Event 38: Yaniv Birman Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet in $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship ($236,238)
- 39 2018 WSOP Event 39: Preston Lee Captures $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout Bracelet ($236,498)
- 40 2018 WSOP Event 40: Scott Bohlman Wins WSOP $2,500 Mixed Big Bet ($122,138)
- 41 2018 WSOP Event 41: Robert Nehorayan Wins $1,500 Limit Hold'em for $173,568
- 42 2018 WSOP Event 42: Shaun Deeb Gets Revenge on Ben Yu to Win $25K PLO for $1,402,683
- 43 2018 WSOP Event 43: Timur Margolin Takes Down $2,500 NLHE for $507,274
- 44 2018 WSOP Event 44: Nicholas Seiken Wins $10k 2-7 Triple Draw Championship for $287,987
- 45 2018 WSOP Event 45: Mario Prats Garcia Wins $1,000 Big Blind NLH For $258,255
- 46 2018 WSOP Event 46: David Brookshire Wins WSOP $2,500 Mixed Omaha/Stud Hi-Lo 8 ($214,291)
- 47 2018 WSOP Event 47: Matthew 'mendey' Mendez Wins First WSOP Online PLO Bracelet ($135,077)
- 48 2018 WSOP Event 48: Tommy Nguyen Wins Monster Stack for $1,037,451
- 49 2018 WSOP Event 49: Loren Klein Wins $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship for $1,018,336
- 50 2018 WSOP Event 50: Jay Kwon Wins $1,500 Razz ($125,431)
- 51 2018 WSOP Event 51: Ryan Leng Ships First WSOP Gold in $1,500 BOUNTY ($272,504)
- 52 2018 WSOP Event 52: Scott Seiver Wins $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship ($296,222)
- 53 2018 WSOP Event 53: Couden Tops Elezra, Matusow, Negreanu, and Fitoussi to win $1,500 PLO8
- 54 2018 WSOP Event 54: Portugal's Diogo Veiga Wins $3K Big Blind Antes ($522,715)
- 55 2018 WSOP Event 55: Giuseppe Pantaleo and Nikita Luther Win the $1K Tag Team for $175,805!
- 56 2018 WSOP Event 56: Calvin Anderson Wins His Second Bracelet in the $10K Razz ($309,220)!
- 57 2018 WSOP Event 57: Jessica Dawley Wins the WSOP Ladies Championship for $130,230!
- 58 2018 WSOP Event 58: Tribe Has Spoken: Jean-Robert Bellande Wins First Bracelet for $616K
- 59 2018 WSOP Event 59: Mike Takayama Makes History as the First Filipino to Win a WSOP Bracelet
- 60 2018 WSOP Event 60: Galfond Wins 3rd Bracelet in $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship
- 61 2018 WSOP Event 61: Ryan 'Toosick' Tosoc Wins WSOP.com $1,000 Championship ($238,778)
- 62 2018 WSOP Event 62: Galen Hall Wins $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em for $888,888
- 63 2018 WSOP Event 63: Chance 'BingShui' Kornuth Wins Second Bracelet in WSOP.com Online High Roller for $341,598
- 64 2018 WSOP Event 64: Matsuzuki Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet in $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo
- 65 John Cynn Wins the 2018 WSOP Main Event for $8,800,000!
- 66 2018 WSOP Event 66: Longsheng Tan Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em for $323,472
- 67 2018 WSOP Event 67: Anderson Ireland Wins $1,500 PLO Bounty for First Bracelet and $141K
- 68 2018 WSOP Event 68: Guoliang Wei Wins Fourth Chinese Bracelet in The Little One for One Drop ($559,332)
- 69 2018 WSOP Event 69: Ronald Keijzer Wins $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed for $475,033
- 70 2018 WSOP Event 70: Yaser Al-Keliddar Wins Event #70: $3K Limit Hold'em 6-Handed for $154K
- 71 2018 WSOP Event 71: Phil Hellmuth Wins 15th Career Bracelet in $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em!
- 72 2018 WSOP Event 72: Jordan Polk Wins $1,500 Mixed NLH/PLO for $197,461
- 73 2018 WSOP Event 73: Denis Timofeev Bests Leo Margets to Win the $1,000 Double Stack Turbo
- 74 2018 WSOP Event 74: Shaun Deeb Wins Second Bracelet of the Summer in $10,000 6-Max ($814,179)
- 75 2018 WSOP Event 75: Joe Cada Wins His Fourth Career Bracelet in The Closer ($612,886)
- 76 2018 WSOP Event 76: Brian Hastings Wins the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E and 4th Bracelet
- 77 2018 WSOP Event 77: Ben Yu Wins Third Bracelet in $50,000 High Roller $1,650,773