Nick Petrangelo Truimphs At €10,300 EPT Barcelona Event

First stop on Season 13 of the European Poker Tour (EPT) is the beautiful Spanish city of Bacelona, and after two days of action the first event is now in the bag with Nick Petrangelo claiming top honors. On his way to victory, the US pro managed to best a field of 240 players to claim a coveted EPT title, as well as its first place prize of €413,000 ($464,154). As a result, he now boasts $5,889,288 in live career winnings since his first live cash back in 2009.
The €10,300 buy-in event featured a prize pool worth €2,328,000, and amongst the notable pros seeing a return on their investments was Davidi Kitai in 50th (€11,410), Liv Boeree in 35th (€11,410), Anthony Zinno in 30th (€17,460), Byron Kaverman in 14th (€30,260), and Sergey Lebedev in 11th (€38,640).
By the time the final table of eight had been set, Moldovia’s Plesuv was the chip leader, followed by Estonian player Koplimaa, and then Petrangelo in third. Petrangelo then eliminated Yang Zhang in 8th, and after Chmielewski did likewise to Roman Korenev in 4th and Markku Koplimaa in 3rd, the final battle got underway between Petrangelo and Chmielewski for the title.
Petrangelo was at a significant chip disadvantage as the final phase commenced, but the US pro managed to reverse the situation after doubling up no less than four times with the following match-ups: JJ v A-K, K-10 v 6-6, A-5 v Q-5, and 10-9 v K-8.
Petrangelo then won another all-in hand, this time holding 8-8 to his opponent’s 9-6, to secure the lead. Soon after, the deciding hand was then played with Chmielewsk moving all-in preflop holding 5-5, only to be called by Petrangelo with K-J. The dealer subsequently laid out a 9-J-6-2-6 board to secure the victory for Petrangelo, while Chmielewski had to settle for a runner-up finish worth €285,410 for his hard-fought efforts.
Final Table Results:
1: Nick Petrangelo €413,000
2: Marcin Chmielewski €285,410
3: Markku Koplimaa €220,230
4: Roman Korenev €173,670
5: Pavel Plesuv €134,100
6: Kitty Kuo €101,500
7: Enzo Del Piero €75,900
8: Yang Zheng €57,270

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