Nick Petrangelo Wins WPT WOC 6-Max on partypoker for $494,550

Nick Petrangelo has been crowned WPT 6-max champion at the World Online Championships on partypoker, scooping the $494,550 first prize after a heads-up battle with Belarus’ Artsiom Prostak.

By: Andrew Burnett

The $3200 buy-in tournament saw 142 players contesting the final 3-day battle, the likes of Chance Kornuth and 2013 WSOP Main Event champ Ryan Riess missing out on a cash.

Those who made the money but couldn’t put together a deep run included Mikita Badziakouski, a $7650 cash in 103rd spot, Dara O’Kearney in 92nd  for $7,950, and Patrick Leonard, 57th for $8,850.

Sam Greenwood and David Peters also bowed out well short of the final table, although Chris 'BigHuni' Hunichen came close with a 9th place run worth $54,000.

The final seven was still a stacked affair, Petrangelo joined by Jake Schindler and Elior 'CrazyElior' Sion, with only Prostak a relative unknown in the poker world.

That hadn’t stopped the Belarus player from holding a chip lead coming into the final table

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A battle of big hands would account for the first two casualties, Schindler’s kings falling to Gong and then Sion’s pocket jacks running into Prostak’s aces, leaving the remaining five players with 6-figure paydays.

Petrangelo and Prostak would also account for the bustouts of Gong and Brandt, while Karmatckii’s excellent run was ended in 3rd place – Prostak’s fishhooks holding up against the Russian’s big slick.

Heads-up started with Petrangelo staring at a 3-1 chip deficit, but he gradually fought his way back – the following hand showing the nerves of the Massachusetts pro were designed for the biggest stage…

The tide had turned and the three-hour battle ended when Prostak finally ran a short-stacked two pair into Petrangelo’s flopped trips.

A massive $368,250 to the little-known Belarus player, and a WPT title for Petrangelo, his name going on the Mike Sexton Champions Cup.

Added to that, of course, a $494,550 payout, as well as a WPT Tournament of Champions seat worth $15,000, a Hublot watch and Everyday Baccarat Tumblers.

Final results

1 Nick Petrangelo $494,550
2 Artsiom Prostak $368,250
3 Arsenii Karmatckii $278,448
4 Patrice Brandt $192,900
5 Jiachen Gong $128,100
6 Elior Sion $93,630
7 Jake Schindler $70,200

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