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Poker News | World Series of Poker

Day 4 2015 WSOP: Colossus is Colossal; Petrangelo Wins; Mizrachi Headlines

Nick Petrangelo WSOP 2015 Event 4
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Record-breaking Event #5: The Colossus $565 No-Limit Hold'em kept the heat rolling out of the Rio on the fourth day of the 2015 World Series of Poker! The $3,000 No Limit Hold'em Shootout found a champion! Event #3: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low was down to two players after 11 levels of play!

Nick Petrangelo Wins First WSOP Bracelet

Event #4: $3,000 No Limit Hold'em Shootout found Nick Petrangelo scoring his first WSOP gold bracelet. The event sent him over the $1 million mark in 2015 tournament earnings with the $201,812 first-place win. High-stakes online grinder Jason Les went down in flames as he fought to overcome Petrangelo heads-up.

1Nick Petrangelo$201,812
2Jason Les$124,696
3David Peters$91,575
4Jeffrey Griffiths$67,788
5Derek Bowers$50,576
6Andreas Hoivold$38,039
7James Woods$28,832
8Brian Lemke$22,021
9Leo Wolpert$16,951
10Loni Harwood$13,150

"I was feeling good coming in, especially about my live game," Petrangelo said. "I'm really happy to get one out of the way early. It'll make the rest of the summer a lot easier for sure. In the past, I had a lot of chances. I think maybe I'm making better decisions later on. But obviously there's so much variance in tournament poker."

When heads-up play started the two pros were even in chips and after a dinner break, Petrangalo pulled into a 2-1 lead when he rivered two pair in a big pot. Les came back and took the lead then it was Petrangelo in the lead again. After a back-and-forth battle it ended when Les called it off pre flop with the {q-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} and Petrangelo's {J-Hearts}{K-Spades} held throughout the hand.

"The shootouts are always tough because you're playing short-handed and they bring out tough fields, so you're playing short-handed against really good players," added Petrangelo.

The Colossus

The final two starting flights for Event #5: The Colossus $565 No-Limit Hold'em, brought the players in in droves to the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino on Saturday. No doubt the history books will always remember this day in poker — especially those that battled it out for the honor of the claiming the 'first-ever title.'

Day 2 of the event is scheduled to begin but the complete tally on figures isn't in yet. However, WSOP Vice President of Corporate Communications and Editor-in-Chief of Seth Palansky told "the number will be over 20,000 and could be as many as 22,000."

Steven Geralis and Brit Simon Deadman were a few of the players bagging six figures but with so many yet to tally, it's hard to say who the front runner is at this time.

Robert Mizrachi Works on His Third Bracelet

A first-place prize of $251,022 and the first non-Hold'em bracelet of the 2015 WSOP were in the works for the 49 players who started the third day of Event #3: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low!

Robert Mizrachi, winner of the inaugural Dealers' Choice event at the 2014 WSOP, leaped into the chip lead and kept it as the field narrowed to the final table.

Ten levels of play put the event down to heads-up play with 2012 WSOP Europe €1,650 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha 16th-place finisher Jacob Dahl left facing off with Mizrachi.

One more level was played with the tournament to resume at 03:00 PM Sunday — the night ended with Dahl holding 5.085 million to Mizrachi's 1.815 million.

The final table:

3Don Zewin$97,185
4Ryan Himes$70,540
5Dominick Cuzzi$52,075
6James Juvancic$39,037
7Nguyen Tran$29,693
8Bruce Levitt$22,889
9Thomas Taylor$17,883

On Sunday Event #6: $1,000 Hyper Hold'em kicks off at 11:00 AM and Event #7: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Championship at 04:00 PM.

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