Any High Roller has a story and impressive cash prizes on offer for every poker player willing to register for participation in it. The 49th edition of the annual World Series of Poker did not fail to surprise its players with a wide range of events and one of them was no other than the Event #5: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller.
The winner came as no surprise to anyone since Nick Petrangelo has been the chip leader ever since Day 2 of the tournament which guaranteed him the top position, the coveted WSOP bracelet, as well as the cash prize of $2,910,227. The past four days have been dedicated to the poker action during the High Roller event of this year’s WSOP which promised generous prizes of the top positions on the official leader board.
Only the 16 top positions on the official leader board managed to make it to the money and those lucky participants claimed a fair share of the cash. The High Roller tournament this year featured an impressive buy-in amounting to some $100,000 and an even more spectacular prize pool estimating to $10,185,000 which is probably what attracted many of the poker player registering for action.
Petrangelo became the player with the largest chip stack at the end of the second day of action and managed to retain his leading position throughout Day 3 of the High Roller. He bagged some 13,460,000 and is determined to add another title to his 2015 winner position at the $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout tournament. During this edition of the High Roller Day 2, he managed to eliminate two of the most popular names on the unofficial leader board to the likings of Paul Volpe and Steffen Sontheimer.
High Roller Event Delivers Generous Payouts
The following third day of poker action on the felt passed by with substantially fewer hours since there were fewer players to be eliminated which is how High Roller action led to the ultimate Day 4 and the Final Table. The remaining six players on the felt met again for the final run towards the throne.
The runner-up position at the beginning of this last day was taken by Bryn Kenney, but he was soon pushed aside by skillful poker pro Elio Fox. This is how Kenney had to settle for the fifth place on the official leader board of the event which came with a total of $636,927. Petrangelo is the player who claimed the WSOP gold bracelet at the end of the poker action and for him, this is a second such accomplishment.
He claimed the coveted bracelet and this increased his overall live earnings to $11.7 million. As for the heads-up duel, Petrangelo stated that Fox is a great opponent with a lot of potential who has been well trained through similarly formatted events.
At the end of this Monday’s action the consolation prize for Fox reached $1,798,658. The third place was reserved for the player who could not make it to the heads-up duel Aymon Hata from the UK who claimed a cash prize of $1,247,230.