PokerStars Championship Bahamas: Nick Petrangelo Looking for First $100K Win After Bagging Day 1 Lead


Nick Petrangelo raced ahead of his high-rolling rivals, turning 250,000 into 861,000 and the chip lead at the conclusion of Day 1 of the $100,000 Super High Roller at PokerStars Championship Bahamas.

Hot on Petrangelo’s heels is Steve O’Dwyer, who has been among the most successful players on the high roller circuit in recent years. He ended with 801,000. Daniel Dvoress (720,000), Connor Drinan (639,000) and Jason Koon (624,000) round out the top five.

One of the biggest hands Petrangelo played came at the expense of Christoph Vogelsang late in the day. In the last level, with the big blind at 5,000, Petrangelo opened early for 12,000 and got action from Vogelsang in the big blind. On a board that ran out , Vogelsang check-called three barrels, the last for 91,000, and got shown two eights for top full house by Petrangelo.

Petrangelo has posted good finishes in $100K’s before. He finished second in a World Poker Tour Alpha 8 event in 2015 for just over $1 million and seventh in the $111,111 One Drop last year for $628,679 but has yet to …

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