Nick Petrangelo capped off the first-ever Stairway To Millions series with a $1,026,000 victory in Event #8: $100,000 NL Hold’em. Petrangelo topped a field of 19 entries to earn top honors, beating David Peters in heads-up play.
Stairway To Millions Event #8 Results
|1||Nick Petrangelo||United States||$1,026,000|
|2||David Peters||United States||$570,000|
|3||Sean Perry||United States||$304,000|
The tournament came down to three players returning for Day 2. Petrangelo entered the final day with the chip lead and he was up against Peters and Sean Perry for Thursday’s finale. Perry was the first player to bust, falling in third place, and then Petrangelo finished things off by besting Peters in the final duel. Peters won $570,000 for the second-place finish, and Perry took home $304,000 for placing third.
“No,” Petrangelo said about if the winning ever gets old. “It’s actually been a while since I had one like this. Well, I guess in the fall I did well in a couple, but we play so much now that my memory is pretty short. Every time you win, it feels great. I was looking forward to this series, and I’m looking forward to playing a lot of live [poker] in general this year. So no, the short answer is that it never gets old. It’s awesome. I’m really happy and fortunate that I’m running well.”
Petrangelo had quite an incredible Stairway To Millions series. Not only did he win the final event for a seven-figure score, but Petrangelo cashed a total of four times for more than $1,800,000. Included in those four cashes was a victory in Event #7: $50,000 NL Hold’em for $567,000, meaning Petrangelo closed things out with back-to-back wins.
“Confidence in poker is a huge thing,” Petrangelo said. “It’s a real thing because oftentimes you can get a little gunshy when you’re running bad – if you’re running big bluffs and everyone always has the nuts, or vice versa if you’re making calls and you’re just running into it all the time. Sometimes it can kind of mess with your head a little bit and make you second guess yourself. When everything is working out and things are going well and you’re making big hands and the bluffs are getting through, it just helps you play better. It’s as simple as that.”
Stairway To Millions Event #8: $100,000 NL Hold’em attracted a field of 19 entries and generated a prize pool of $1,900,000. The top three finishers reached the money, with Alex Foxen bubbling in fourth place late on Day 1.
For more on Petrangelo’s victory, check out the full recap on PGT.com.