Event 4 - $1,000 No Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Buy-in $1,000
Prize Pool $5,410,800
Players 6,012

Level Info

Level 32
Blinds 100,000 / 200,000
Ante 30,000
Event 4 - $1,000 No Limit Hold'em
Day 4 Completed

Congratulations to Steve Sung, Event #4 Champion! ($771,106)

Steve Sung - Winner Of Event 4
Steve Sung - Winner Of Event 4
Steve Sung managed to navigate his way through one of the biggest fields in history, ducking and diving all the way to his first bracelet.

He started second in chips at the final table but a bad early couple of hours saw him drop down to one of the short stacks. However, he managed to recover and in the space of an hour become the chip leader, taking a couple of big pots from Dan Heimiller before squeezing everyone else out of contention.

It's Sung's first bracelet, but after watching this final table, you're left with a feeling that it might not be his last.

Back From Break.

And we're back.

Steve Sung spent a couple of minutes just concentrating sitting in a seat quietly next to the press area like a boxer waiting to fight.

The Balance Of Play

At the moment, it's Sung doing all the betting and providing the aggression attempting to chip away at his older opponent. Vilandos is much more happy to play defensive and check-call, occasionally making big shoves, perhaps thinking he can make Sung fold many hands unless he has a monster.

The question is will Sung find a hand one of the times that Vilandos makes a big push, or will Sung bluff into the Greek player's hands?


Vilandos limps for 160,000. Sung raises an additional 550,000 and Vilandos moves all in for about 7.5 million more. Sung folds.

Vilandos has gained some ground.

Steve Sung -- 10,000,0000
Pete Vilandos -- 8,100,000


Sung min-raises to 320,000, Vilandos quickly calls. The flop is {J-Diamonds} {10-Spades} {3-Spades} and both players check.

The {6-Spades} comes on the turn and Vilandos checks again, Sung responds with a bet of 550,000 and Vilandos calls.

The river is the {K-Hearts} and Pete checks as Steve checks behind. Pete shows {8-Spades} {8-Clubs}, it's good.

Heads Up

The players are now heads up after 6,010 players have been knocked out.

Steve Sung -- 12,400,000
Pete Vilandos -- 5,600,000