Live Events 1
Event 24 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $3,420,690
Players 2,506

Level Info

Level 28
Blinds 40,000 / 80,000
Ante 10,000
Event 24 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em
Day 3 Completed

Panayote "Pete" Vilandos Wins Event 24 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em ($607,256)

Vilandos - Pete the opposition into submission
Vilandos - Pete the opposition into submission
After a very late night yesterday and a pretty early start today, we have come to the end of Event 24 at a surprisingly reasonable hour.

After the initial few bustouts saw the tournament move to the ESPN feature table ten-handed, the pace slowed -- but once they got into the serious money, no-one wasted any time getting their chips in the middle. By the time Vilandos and Andy Seth went heads up, the stacks were very deep indeed, at roughly 75 big blinds apiece.

Nonetheless, the chips went in and after the {A-?} {K-?} vs {A-?} {Q-?} cooler it was a mere ten minutes work for Vilandos to finish off Seth.

Congratulations to all our final tablists, and most especially to the eventual champion, Panayote "Pete" Vilandos. From Event 24, it's over and out.

Tags: Pete Vilandos

Andy Seth Eliminated in 2nd Place ($372,855)

2nd Place - Andy Seth
2nd Place - Andy Seth
It started with a limp from Panayote 'Pete' Vilandos before Andy Seth raised it to 710,000. Pete quietly and quickly announced he was all in and Andy snap called.

Vilandos -- {A-Hearts} {5-Clubs}
Seth -- {A-Spades} {J-Clubs}

The board ran {10-Diamonds} {4-Diamonds} {3-Spades} {2-Clubs} {K-Clubs}.

Vilandos manged to spike the gutshot wheel on the turn that handed him the title and a coveted gold bracelet. He was overjoyed at winning, pounded his chest like Tarzan and thrust his arms aloft.

A hearty congratulations must go to our runner up, Andy Seth, who was one of the stand out class acts during this tournament. His time will surely come.

Giganto-Mega-Ultra Pot

Andy Seth raised his button; he made it 205,000. Pete Vilandos, however, reraised him to 500,000. Back to Seth -- and he upped the bet to 1.315 million. Silence descended on the room...

With a wave of his hand, Vilandos announced all in, and a snap call later they were on their backs.

Seth: {A-Spades} {Q-Hearts}
Vilandos: {A-Hearts} {K-Spades}

Board: {7-Diamonds} {2-Hearts} {J-Diamonds} {9-Diamonds} {3-Clubs}

Vilandos doubles up to 9,142,000, while Seth drops right down to 2,135,000.

Tags: Andy SethPete Vilandos

Limpy Limpy

A limped pot brought a {4-Clubs} {5-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds} flop. Pete called Andy's 130,000 bet but folded to his 325,000 bet on the {6-Clubs} turn.

Lucky 6-7 for Seth

Our heads-upsers limp/checked their way to a {J-Hearts} {6-Clubs} {A-Spades} flop, which Seth checked. Vilandos bet 150,000 from the button and Seth called.

Seth check-called 250,000 on the {A-Hearts} turn, and both players warily checked the {9-Clubs} river. Vilandos flipped pocket threes -- but Seth's {6-Spades} {7-Diamonds} was good to take the pot.

Tags: Andy SethPete Vilandos

First Blood to Andy

Andy raised from the button and Pete called to see a {A-Spades} {10-Diamonds} {3-Spades} flop. Check fold from Pete to a 270,000 bet from Andy.

Still Here, Nothing Happening

The heads up has not yet started -- it looks as though some sort of business could possibly be being done, although we wouldn't like to speculate as to the nature of any deal.