Wednesday Hit and Run: Petrangelo Wins WPT, New Natural8 Sponsorships, and Top 5 Hands

Nick Petrangelo is the latest WPT winner pocketing almost half a million for the win. Natural8 is sponsoring some new bracelet winners. And the WSOP rolls on. Find all those stories and more in today’s Hit and Run.

Nick Petrangelo Wins WPT $3.2K 6-MAX CHAMPIONSHIP

There’s a new champion that can now add his name to the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup, and it’s high stakes boss Nick Petrangelo!

Nick defeated a final table that included Jake Schindler, Elior Sion, and Patrice Brandt. He would come from behind to defeat Artsiom Prostak heads-up and walk away with the $494,550 first place prize. Here are the final table payouts courtesy of PokerNews:

Nick Nabs Victory

In addition the the prize money, Petrangelo also won a seat into the World Poker Tour Tournament of Champions, a Hublot watch, and an Everyday Baccarat Tumblers. Congrats to Petrangelo and all the big winners!

Quick Hitters

-Y’all know what time it is? time, baby. And over on the poker blog Tadas Peckaitis has a fun article talking about the poker games that let you unwind a little bit. We’re talking about the “Top 3 Poker Games That You Can Find In The Casino.” Sure, games against the house may not be as profitable, but sometimes they can be a little more fun.

-Over on PokerNews, the big news is that six of the most recent bracelet winners have been given Natural8 sponsorships. It’s all part of the Team Bling promotion. Who are the players and what is their sponsorship worth? Check out the PN article to find out.

-Meanwhile over on PocketFives, there’s a fun article talking about everyone’s favorite Brazilian pro Vivian Saliba and her respect for everyone’s favorite Finn Patrik Antonius. It’s all part of the P5’s series interviewing pros about pros that they admired coming up. Vivian says, “Patrik Antonius had a very professional approach at the poker table and booked constant wins. Tom Dwan and Ivey used to impress me because of their very aggressive style, crazy bluffs, and unbelievable reads.”

-New to poker? If so then CardPlayer has an article you need to check out. It’s Jonathan Little’s beginner’s guide to counting outs at the table. In the article you can find really helpful information about calculating pot odds, what percentage of the time you’ll win, and what the right play will be correct accordingly. For example: “Suppose your opponent goes all-in for $100 into a $100 pot on the Q-7-4-J turn and you have 6-5. Knowing you probably need to improve to a straight to win, you can figure out if you can profitably make the call. To figure out how often you need to win to justify calling, divide the amount you have to call (100 in this case) by the current pot (100) plus the bet you are facing (100) plus the amount you have to call (100). 100/(100+100+100) = 33%. So, if your draw will arrive on the river 33 percent of the time or more, you can profitably call.”

-And finally over on PokerCentral, they’re having a great time reliving some past WSOP glory. In the latest installment the article and accompanying video discuss the Top Five hands from the 2012 WSOP Main Event. Greg Merson, Jesse Sylvia, Kevin Pollack! Watch the big names play for big bucks!

Best Poker Videos on the Internet

-Love him or hate him, people can’t stop watching Daniel Negreanu. And he’s back streaming the $2,500 NL Double Stack event on GG Poker. Will today be the day he grabs his elusive 7th bracelet?


-Meanwhile, Jonathan Little is back with another one of his great coaching sessions. The two-time WPT champ discusses his pre-game poker routine and how he stays focused at the table:


-And here it is again! The WSOP online recap show! “Ali Nejad and Brent Hanks host the WSOP Online Recap Show every week on Wednesday, and today they are joined by WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Dvoress and online crusher Kevin Martin, while they also discuss what is good or bad for poker.”

That’s all for this Wednesday! Keep coming back every day to PartTimePoker for your daily updates on all the action in the poker world.


Keith Woernle is a writer, comedian, and semi-pro poker player based out of New Jersey. He was a producer for season 10 of the World Poker Tour. Keith won a WSOP circuit ring in 2011. He likes poker a lot. Follow or contact him on Twitter @WoernlePoker.


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