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2008 World Series of Poker

Event 32 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Day 3 completed

Posted 06-20-2008 02:50 GMT-7
Event 32 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 3 completed

Congratulations to Luis Velador, Event #32 Champion!

Luis Velador, Event #32 Champion
Luis Velador, Event #32 Champion
Luis Velador seized a dominant chip lead on Day 2 and almost never had to look back. He had all eight of his opponents on the ropes for most of today, until Anthony Signore mounted an impressive comeback, pulling nearly even in chips with Velador on Hand # 107, when his {A-Diamonds} {9-Hearts} bested Velador's {7-Diamonds} {7-Hearts} with a lucky ace on the turn.

Velador is a familiar face at Los Angeles area casinos, where he has a long list of cashes and five tournament victories to his credit in a variety of poker disciplines including limit hold'em, Omaha 8 or better, Stud 8 or better and, of course, no-limit hold'em.

The soft-spoken Velador was humble in his win, and has "big plans" to celebrate tonight with all of his friends who railed him here today.

Congratulations to Luis Velador on his first WSOP bracelet!

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Luis Velador Wins Event #32 ($1,500 NLHE), Anthony Signore Eliminated in 2nd Place

Anthony Signore - 2nd Place
Anthony Signore - 2nd Place
Hand #148 -

Anthony Signore has the button. He moves all in and Velador calls.

Signore {A-Clubs} {6-Clubs}

Velador {A-Diamonds} {7-Hearts}

The flop is {A-Hearts} {10-Diamonds} {7-Diamonds}, and Velador flops two pair. The turn is the {3-Diamonds}, the river is the {6-Hearts} and Luis Velador is our champion, banking $573,374 for his victory.

Anthony Signore is our runner-up, earning $366,387.

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Hand #147 - Luis Velador

Luis Velador has the button in Seat 3 and he limps in. Signore checks his option.

The flop comes {K-Spades} {10-Diamonds} {8-Spades} and both players check.

The {A-Diamonds} hits the turn and Signore checks. Velador bets 100,000 and Signore folds. Velador wins the pot.

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