The second of three WSOP bracelet winners on the 2017 Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge final table, Nick Petrangelo comes into this event as the third largest stack.
If you are going on form, then Petrangelo has it in spades, currently topping the Global Poker Index (GPI) rankings with two six-figure scores already under his belt for 2017. The first came in the January PCA High Roller where Petrangelo finished runner-up for $740,032. The second came right here in Melbourne with a sixth place finish in the Aussie Millions AUD$25,000 Challenge for an AUD$143,640 ($108,818) payday.
The Massachusetts native has over $6.8 million in live tournament winnings and the last time he started off a year this well, was in 2015 when Petrangelo posted the best results of his career – making $3,423,620 in total including a PCA final table sixth place finish for $301,500.
Petrangelo would go on to win his first WSOP bracelet at the 2015 WSOP, taking down the no limit hold’em Shootout for $201,812, closing out the year with a runner-up finish in the WPT Alpha 8 High Roller for a career high of $1,015,335.