Lamb, Petrangelo, and Nitsche Win Aria High Roller Events
The Aria High Roller Series continues in full swing this summer with multiple $25k events being held each week. When players are not at the Rio trying to win World Series of Poker bracelets, they are at the Aria Poker Room trying to pad their bankrolls.
Last time we reported on events from the Aria, Ben Lamb had won a $10k PLO. He then turned around three days and won the other $10k High Roller for his second straight win. Since then, results from two other high roller tournaments were reported.
On Sunday, Nick Petrangelo won his second Aria High Roller this month and third tournament overall including his WSOP $100k High Roller crown. Then on Monday, Dominik Nitsche won a separate $25k High Roller for his second live tournament win of 2018.
Ben Lamb Wins Second Straight $10k PLO at Aria
On June 19, Ben Lamb chopped the $10k PLO Event at Aria for $166,500. Just three days later, he again found the winner’s circle, winning the other $10k PLO Event.
Friday’s $10k PLO drew 52 entries to create a prize pool of $520,000. Eight players ended up cashing in the event with Jake Schindler being the most notable final tablist outside of Lamb. Schindler finished seventh for $26,000.
Lamb ultimately faced Keith Carter heads-up for the title and took down the title and $166,400. This was Lamb’s second straight win at ARIA in a week’s time and his third title of 2018. He won the $25k Challenge at Aussie Millions in January.
Lamb followed up his runs at Aria with a deep run in the $10k 8-Handed PLO Championship at the 2018 World Series of Poker, finishing 42nd.
As ARIA TD Paul Campbell stated on Twitter, we “guess he’s pretty good at PLO.”
Now he’s got heaps in the $10K PLO at WSOP
Guess he’s pretty good at PLO 🤷🏼♂️
Good luck Ben! pic.twitter.com/gINanRYDiK
— Paul Campbell (@TDPaulCampbell) June 24, 2018
Nick Petrangelo Wins $25k High Roller
Sunday saw another $25k High Roller kick off at ARIA but this one just drew 14 entries for a prize pool of $350,000. Only the final two were paid and it was Nick Petrangelo and Poker Central head honcho Cary Katz.
Petrangelo ended up winning the title for $245,000 while Katz walked away with a nice $105,000 payday. This was Petrangelo’s third straight win in June and fourth for 2018.
Petrangelo won a $25k High Roller back on June 12th for $243k. This came less than two weeks after winning the $100k High Roller at the 2018 WSOP for $2.91 million.
Dominik Nitsche Beats David Peters for $25k Title
Monday saw yet another $25k High Roller kick off with 20 entries for this event creating a prize pool of $500,000. Three players saw cash in this one.
Cary Katz cashed in his second straight event, earning $80k this time around. David Peters and Dominik Nitsche battled heads-up for the title and ultimately it was Nitsche walking away with $270k in cash. Peters earned $150k for his runner-up finish.
Nitsche has been on a solid run since the end of last year. He finished 2017 with a victory in the One Drop High Roller at the 2017 WSOP Europe for $4.06 million. In 2018, he’s earned over $3.4 million, including a fourth-place finish in the Super High Roller Bowl China for $1.66 million.
His run at the 2018 WSOP has been lacking with just two total cashes and about $17k in earnings. This High Roller win will help to soften the blow of whiffing multiple events and hopefully will give him some cushion for the upcoming stretch run of the series.
There’s plenty of action to come from the Aria, including a couple of High Rollers whose results have yet to be released. A series of $10k events kick off July followed by seven High Roller events scheduled to run alongside the remaining events over at the Rio.