Nick Petrangelo Celebrates Back-to-Back Wins

It was a very productive weekend for Nick Petrangelo, as the superstar quickly added to the victory that he recorded in the Stairway to Millions event by claiming a second straight win. Revered as one of the world’s best poker players, Petrangelo was once again at the very top of his game over the weekend to pick up a memorable double, and become a back-to-back champion in the huge poker event.

The success came just 24 hours after his victory on Wednesday, and also saw the star become the only player in the event to cash out on four events that were staged during the Stairway to Millions series.

Petrangelo Celebrates Productive Week

It was an excellent week for the poker star, who was very much in a winning mood. He claimed success in the event on Wednesday, before following it up with a second straight win to take his returns for the events over the two-day period to nearly $1.6 million. It was also the fourth event during the Stairway to Millions event that he has cashed out and picked up considerable winnings. However, he wasn’t the only star that achieved back-to-back wins in the Stairway to Millions event, as Chance Kornuth also achieved the feat in the previous week.

However, that doesn’t take away from what has been an excellent couple of months for the poker star. Petrangelo hit a landmark just a few months ago, as he hit career earnings of $23 million. His latest win came in the eighth event of the Stairway to Millions event, as he won just over $1 million in returns after topping an attractive looking final table. Petrangelo needed to bring his A-game to win the event, as it was a competitive affair against David Peters and Sean Perry on the final table.

However, he was able to get the win, and picked up returns of $1,026,000. Peters was second in the eighth event, as he won $570,000. Meanwhile, Sean Perry was third of the three players on the final table, as he won $304,000. The event brought a close to the Stairway to Millions event, which has got underway on January 12th. The opening event was the biggest of the series, and was won by Daniel Sepiol for $28,500.

Louie Anderson Sadly Passes Away

There was extremely sad news over the weekend for the poker world to digest, as it was announced that Louie Anderson had sadly passed away. The comedian represented PokerStars during the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event. He represented the huge brand during the 2000s, and regularly spoke about his love for the game and how much he enjoyed playing.

Anderson was most famous for his appearances on television and stand-up shows. He held a residency in Las Vegas between 2003 and 2012 where he performed the Louie: Larger than Life show. He made his television debut way back in 1984 on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show.