Nick Petrangelo Wins Stairway to Millions Event #7: $50k NLH ($567,000)
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Down to one big blind, Nick Petrangelo spun a chip and a chair into a $567,000 tournament victory in the $52,000 buy-in seventh event of the Stairway to Millions series Wednesday afternoon.
Petrangelo reached his third final table in the series and then entered Event #8: $102,000 No-Limit Hold'em where he bagged the Day 1 chip lead. Just three players remain in the final Stairway to Millions tournament, with Sean Perry in second place and David Peters in third. Play will resume at 1 p.m. PT on the PokerGO app, and the winner will take home $1,026,000 in the 19-entrant event.
Should Petrangelo go back-to-back, he'll surpass the $23 million mark lifetime. The Upswing Poker course instructor has already locked up his seventh straight seven-figure live tournament year (excluding 2020 due to the pandemic).
Stairway to Millions Event #7 Final Table Results
Chip and a Chair
Shortly after registration closed on Tuesday, Petrangelo was down and nearly out the door in Event #7. He had just one chip left but was able to find a heater and finished the session among the final three players out of 21.
Ali Imsirovic, fresh off a dominant year of poker, had a large chip lead over Petrangelo and short stack Chris Brewer. But Petrangelo would once again bounce back from the deficit and dominate at the final table.
Brewer was eliminated in third place ($168,000) and then Petrangelo defeated Imsirovic heads-up, something few have been able to accomplish in the past year.
The series will wrap up Thursday with the $100k final table.
Stairway to Millions Schedule and Updated Results
|Jan. 12||Event #1: $1,100 NLH||$100,000||Daniel Sepiol||$28,500||190|
|Jan. 13||Event #2: $2,150 NLH||$100,000||Chance Kornuth||$51,600||129|
|Jan. 14||Event #3: $4,200 NLH||$100,000||Chance Kornuth||$80,640||84|
|Jan. 15||Event #4: $8,400 NLH||$200,000||Salim Admon||$138,880||56|
|Jan. 16||Event #5: $15,800 NLH||$300,000||Michael Wang||$219,300||43|
|Jan. 17||Event #6: $25,100 NLH||$500,000||Jake Schindler||$287,500||25|
|Jan. 18||Event #7: 52,000 NLH||$500,000||Nick Petrangelo||$567,000||21|
|Jan. 19||Event #8: $102,000 NLH||$1,200,000|
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