Petrangelo nabs seven-figure cash at WSOP

Nick Petrangelo is the first million-dollar winner at this year’s World Series of Poker after claiming his second career WSOP bracelet in the $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller.

Petrangelo bested a field of 105 players in the big money tournament to cash a cool $2,910,227. Most of the regular high rollers took their shot at the WSOP bracelet, including Bryn Kenney, Stephen Chidwick and Adrian Mateos, who all finished in the money.

It came down to Petrangelo and Elio Fox heads-up for the tournament title. Fox was looking for his second WSOP bracelet in a week, after already winning the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty tournament. On the final hand Petrangelo’s Qc-8s topped Fox’s 2d-5c when the board delivered 2c-As-Ah-8d-3c. For second place Fox received a seven-figure payout of $1,798,658.

Petrangelo won his first WSOP bracelet in 2015 in the $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout. With the near $3 million he won this week, his live-poker tournament earnings now stand at $11.7 million.

Martini, Reymond post first WSOP wins

While Petrangelo was celebrating his second WSOP victory, Julien Martini and William Reymond were on the way to their first.

Martini won his first WSOP bracelet after outlasting a 911-player field in the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Li 8 or Better tournament. He pocketed $239,771 for the win. The native of France went up against Kate Hoang heads-up for the tournament title. On the final hand he spiked a king on the river with Kc-10s-4d-4s to edge Hoang’s pair of queens. Hoang’s cash for second place was $148,150.

Reymond, also known as Twooopair online, won the first online event of this year’s WSOP, the $365 ONLINE No-Limit Hold’em tournament. The online tournament drew 2,972 entries huddled around their laptops and tablets throughout Las Vegas.

Reymond faced Shawn Stroke, aka sHaDySTeeM, heads-up for the WSOP bracelet. On the final hand Reymond hit a monster hand with his 10d-9d vs Stroke’s Ks-3s. The flop – 10c-7c-10s – gave Reymond a big lead, and after the turn showed Js and the river 7h, his full house eliminated Stroke. For the win Reymond cashed $154,996, while Stroke picked up $94,265.